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Diamond D and Sadat X on the Importance to Educate the Youth, Talk Jay-Z’s Album + Freestyle Live

By Simone Hunter-Hobson

Legendary producer, Diamond D, and Brand Nubian rapper, Sadat X, stopped by to talk to Sway in the Morning to talk new album, ‘The Son of the Man’, the political climate of America, and the need to educate the youth in difficult times.

With his new album released, Sadat X discusses the importance to educate the youth particularly during a troubling time under Trump’s presidency. Sadat X works in a school and explains that the parents play a major role in teaching the children black history and empowerment. He says, “I let them know the truth. I let them know this North America right here is the wilderness… But we are here now. We are not going back to Africa. We built this land.” Indeed, this new album is filled with knowledge to pay homage to the lives of innocent black men who were tragically murdered by police brutality. In particular, Diamond D explains that Michael Brown’s murder was an integral piece to the music on the album.

Tune in to hear Diamond D and Sadat X talk more about the empowering album, ‘The Son of the Man’, the meaning of the Five Percenters, and more.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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