4th Disciple

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4th Disciple
Birth name Selwin Bougard
Origin Steubenville, Ohio
Staten Island, New York
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer
Years active 1992–present
Associated acts Killarmy
Wu-Tang Clan
Sunz of Man
Gravediggaz
Wu-Elements
Website http://www.tha4thdisciple.com

Selwin Bougard, now known as El-Divine Amir Bey, better known by his stage name 4th Disciple, is a sonic artist and audio engineer who was one of the founding members of Killarmy and one of the best-known Wu-Tang-affiliated producers. He is the only of the Wu Elements to have worked on the Clan's first breakthrough album, as a mixer.

Biography[edit]

After being a turntablist on the Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), 4th Disciple co-produced and helped mix several tracks with the RZA on the first three Wu-Tang solo ventures by various artists, including co-production for "Sub Crazy" by Method Man, "Damage" by Ol' Dirty Bastard as well as mixing credits for some of Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...', on the tracks "Criminology," "Guillotine (Swordz)," "Spot Rusherz," and "Wu-Gambinos,". 4th Disciple then produced what was at the time only the second Wu-Tang track ever to lack a RZA production credit, when the Killah Priest solo track "B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)" was included on GZA's Liquid Swords. This led to five 4th Disciple productions appearing on the double album Wu-Tang Forever.

After producing 15 of the 17 tracks on Killarmy's debut album, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, and contributing significant production to the debut albums of Killah Priest (Heavy Mental) and Sunz of Man (The Last Shall be First), 4th Disciple's beats continued to appear on the solo work of the Clan members, including Inspectah Deck and Method Man. However, more recently, 4th Disciple has been concentrating his production on Killarmy, Sunz of Man, and their immediate affiliates rather than the Clan itself. The RZA did, in fact, produce the tracks "Wake Up" and "War Face" from Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

Discography[edit]

4th Disciple production credits (Full albums)
Artists Album Date/Label
Sunz of Man No Love without Hate (CD-5) 1995 Wu-Tang
Killarmy Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars 1997 Wu-Tang/Priority/EMI
Killah Priest Heavy Mental 1997 Geffen/MCA
Steel Valley Project Steel Valley Project 1999
Killarmy Dirty Weaponry 1998 Wu-Tang/Priority/EMI
Killarmy Fear, Love, & War 2001 36/Loud/Relativity
Sunz of Man (Hell Razah & 4th Disciple) Freedom of Speech 2004
One Man & 4th Disciple Crime And Punishment in America 2006 Digital Release
4th Disciple The Best of 740 vol. 1 (Unreleased Classics)
(with ShoGun Assasson, Alibastard the 1st, Big Tae, Black Bummy Juss,
Kinetic 9, Hex Dre Storm, Verb & Stanley (Raw Intellect), Agony,
Sneek Sinatra, Ho2fa, Jag, One Man)
2007 ChromasWynd/ChamberMusik
Killarmy Greatest Hits 2011 Wu Music
4th Disciple production credits (Featured tracks)
Artists Track Title(s) Album Date/Label
GZA B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) (with Killah Priest) Liquid Swords 1995 Geffen/MCA
Ol' Dirty Bastard Damage (co-produced with Rza) Return to the 36 Chambers 1995 Elektra
Sunz of Man Soldiers of Darkness (with Killarmy)/Five Arch Angels 12" Single 1995 Wu-Tang Records
Raekwon "Criminology" featuring Ghostface Killah (co-produced with RZA).
"Guillotine (Swordz)" featuring Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and GZA (co-produced with RZA).
"Spot Rusherz" featuring Ghostface Killah (co-produced with RZA).
"Wu-Gambinos" featuring Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA, Masta Killa (co-produced with RZA).
Only Built for Cuban Linx 1995 Loud/RCA/BMG
Wu-Tang Clan The City
A Better Tomorrow
Scary Hours/Cash Still Rules
Older Gods
Impossible
Wu-Tang Forever 1997 Loud/RCA/BMG
Gravediggaz "Dangerous Mindz" (co-produced with RZA).
"The Night the Earth Cried" (co-produced with RZA).
The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel 1997 Gee Street/V2/BMG
The Nutty Professor (soundtrack) Nasty Immigrants (with Raekwon & 12 O'Clock) The Nutty Professor (soundtrack) 1996 Def Jam/PolyGram
Sunz of Man Cold
Illusions
The Plan
Not Promised Tomorrow
The Last Shall Be First 1998 Red Ant/BMG
Method Man Judgement Day
Shaolin What
Tical 2000: Judgement Day 1998 Def Jam/PolyGram
Cappadonna Check for a Nigga The Pillage 1998 Razor Sharp/Epic Street/SME
La the Darkman Fifth Disciple
Love (with Maia Campbell)
Street Life (with Tekitha)
Element of Surprise (with U-God, Masta Killah),
As the World Turnz (with Raekwon)
Heist of the Century 1998
Inspectah Deck 9th Chamber
Grand Prix
Uncontrolled Substance 1998 Loud/Relativity
AutNoyz Should've Know (this is Hip-Hop) 2001
Killarmy Dancing With Wolves Wu-Tang Killa Beez: The Sting 2002 Wu-Tang/Priority/EMI
Warcloud The Mighty King of Swords Smuggling Booze in the Graveyard 2002
9th Prince Generation Next
Burn Bridges
Grandaddy Flow 2003
U-God A Long Time Ago 2005
Cappadonna If it's All Right with You
Jag & Ho2fa All the Way Thru
Explain
Good Product $ell$ Itself 2006
Cilvaringz Elephant Juice (with Michele Van Der Aa)
Deaf, Dumb & Blind (with Roger Peterson)
I (Cilvaringz album) 2007
Tragedy Khadafi The Captain 2007
Killah Priest Inner G The Offering 2007
Hell Razah Ultra Sounds of a Renaissance Child 2008
Shaka Amarulu The 7th Traps (with Mylansky, Joe Mafia & Napoloen (Wu Syndicate)[1]) 2008
The Definite Article (Aztrolab) Istimaah Passion of Christ 2008
Shaka Amazulu the 7th Memoirs of a Gravedigga (with Shabazz The Disciple, Frukwan, Warcloud a.k.a. Holocaust, Killah Priest) 2009
Bizz We Shine ft. Freeway
Real Shit

Part of Me

Prince of Jersey 2011 Blakglobe
Shaka Amazulu The 7th Ardipithecus Ramidus (with J-Boo, lin Que & Champ Diva) 2009
Vinnie Paz Washed In the Blood of the Lamb Season of the Assassin (album) 2010

Videography[edit]

4th Disciple Videography
Artist(s) Album Title Video Title(s) Release Date
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Can It Be (co-produced with RZA) 1993 Loud/RCA/BMG
Sunz of Man 12" Single Soldiers of Darkness (with Killa Sin, 9th Prince, various Wu-Tang Clan cameos) 1995 Wu-Tang Records
Raekwon Only Built for Cuban Linx Criminology (co-produced with RZA) 1997 Loud/RCA/BMG
Killarmy Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars Fear, Love and War (with various Wu-Tang Clan cameos)
Swinging Swords
Wu-Renegades
1997 Wu-Tang/Priority/EMI
Killarmy Dirty Weaponry The Shoot-Out (with Rza) 1998 Wu-Tang/EMI Records
Gravediggaz The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel The Night the Earth Cried (co-produced with RZA)
Dangerous Mindz (co-produced with RZA)
1998 Gee Street/V2/BMG
Sunz of Man The Last Shall Be First The Plan 1998 Red Ant/BMG
Method Man Tical 2000: Judgement Day (with RZA, Raekwon) Judgement Day (co-produced with Method Man) 1998 Def Jam/PolyGram
Killarmy Fear, Love & War Feel It 2001 36/Loud/Relativity
The Definite Article (Aztrolab) Istimaah Passion of Christ 2008
Hell Razah & 4th Disciple Freedom of Speech High Science 2009 X-Ray/Cleopatra Records
Bizz Prince of Jersey Realist Spittin (with Kinetic 9, 4th Disciple cameo) 2009 Blakglobe

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