Sadat X, original member of the legendary rap group Brand Nubian, builds on the rise of crack during the start of hip hop's golden era in New York City. This video is a snippet from a 6-part miniseries documentary presented by Arte Radio and Canon, melding the vision of filmmakers around the world into a collective guide of New York's hip hop culture.

...and we can't allow this post to fly without incorporating this footage of Grand Puba and Lord Jamar (the other 2/3rds of Brand Nubian) performing live, with Gallery member/founder Anacron on the mic and turntables:

Follow's "New York Minute" documentary HERE.


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