Brand Nubian is an American hip hop group from New Rochelle, New York, consisting of three MC's: Grand Puba (born
MaxwellDixon, on March 4, 1966), Sadat X (formerly Derek X, born Derek Murphy, on December 29, 1968) and Lord Jamar (born
LorenzoDechalus, on September 17, 1968), and two DJs: DJ Alamo and DJ Sincere. Its debut album, One for All is one of the
mostpopular and acclaimed alternative hip hop albums of the 1990s, known for socially conscious and politically charged
contentinspired by the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths. About.com placed the group on its list of the "25 Greatest
RapGroups of All Time."