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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.

Maxwell Benson – Sadat X Is Back ft. Sadat X [Video] -HipHopCanada

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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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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