Maxwell Benson – Sadat X Is Back ft. Sadat X [Video]
Los Angeles, CA – Winnipeg’s own Maxwell Benson just dropped a sweet new animated video for the track “Sadat X is Back,” off Dawn of a New Day. The video is very Batman and Robin-gone-to-the Bronx. Except it’s much cooler than that. The track opens up with a Benson voice-over: “Possible kidnapping of hip-hop/ Requesting special agent Sadat X.”
So here’s the lowdown: Hip-hop has been kidnapped from 1520 Sedgwick Ave., which is also known as the birthplace of hip-hop (it’s where DJ Kool Herc threw the first Bronx hip-hop party in 1973). And now that hip-hop’s been kidnapped, only Sadat X and Benson can save the day. They must search through all of the boroughs to find the evil man who has kidnapped hip-hop. Check it out after the jump.
In a sudden plot-twist, the thief takes hip-hop to the CEO of a record label that is so aptly named “Crook Records.” The evil CEO clones the thief into countless other mainstream MC drones. Thankfully, Benson and Sadat X find the hip-hop drones and arrest them. And then Benson name-drops all of his favourite old-school hip-hop artists (DJ Kool Herc, Coke La Rock, and Afrika Bambaataa— to name a few). He also shows love to some of the newer artists, including Canada’s very own Kardinal Offishall.
At the end of the video, Benson’s suave black car turns into a giant speaker-system and the crooks are forced to listen to real hip-hop. And then they explode. And then Benson and Sadat X bring hip-hop back to Sedgwick Avenue. And all is well and dandy, until the “To Be Continued” text shows up on the screen. And now we’re eagerly anticipating the sequel.
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