4th Pyramid

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4th Pyramid
Birth nameAdam Farag
Also known asFourth, Pyramid
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter, producer, DJ
LabelsDefinitive Jux, Universal Music Group, Scion A/V
Associated actsJazz Cartier, El-P, Wu-Tang Clan, Greg Nice, Cannibal Ox, Grandtheft, MF Doom

Adam Farag, professionally known as 4th Pyramid, is a hip hop recording artist, producer, songwriter and DJ from Toronto, Ontario of Egyptian descent.[1] He is currently the official DJ for Toronto rapper and Juno-award winner[2] Jazz Cartier.[3]



Pyramid entered the hip hop scene with the release of his self-produced debut album, The Light is But a Shade of the Darkness', an instrumental full-length.[4] Chuck D of Public Enemy handpicked 4th Pyramid's 'Wallabee Strut' as one of the best 100 MP3s of 2000.[5] He was signed to rap label Definitive Jux, owned by El-P (Run the Jewels), and appeared on the album Definitive Jux Presents III.[6] During this time, he also collaborated with label mates including Cannibal Ox and Camu Tao.[7]


4th Pyramid released his debut solo rap album The Pyramid Scheme in 2012[8] after signing a deal with Universal Music Canada. The album included the single "It's So Hot" featuring Greg Nice of Nice and Smooth in 2010.[9] The track was featured in the film 21 and Over and also appeared on the film's soundtrack.[10] The album also included collaborations with Saukrates, Marco Polo[11] & more. In 2013, he released the EP The Sky Belongs To The Stars which included the single "Friday Nights" produced by Grandtheft.[12] He has toured with Wu-Tang Clan, ASAP Rocky,[13] De La Soul, Elzhi, The Pharcyde and others.


4th has produced and engineered tracks for the Black Eyed Peas, members of Wu-Tang Clan, Pete Rock and others.[14]


4th Pyramid formed the DJ group, Sheen Bros with Philadelphia DJ, Cosmo Baker [15] and they released several mixtapes together[16] and an EP through the Scion/AV label. 4th Pyramid continues to DJ internationally and is currently the official DJ for Capitol Records recording artist, Jazz Cartier.[17] The two have toured Europe, North America and Canada including a tour with Post Malone.[18]



Title Label Details Year
The Light is But a Shade of the Darkness 4th Pyramid Productions 2004
T.Dot to NY: Worldwide 4th Pyramid Productions 2006
The Pyramid Scheme Silk Ivory/Universal Music 2012
The Sky Belongs to the Stars Silk Ivory/Universal Music 2013


Title Details Date
Aquatic b/w War With Orcs 4th Pyramid 2003
Fantazmic Featuring Akrobatik, C Rayz Walz 2005
P-Y-R-A-M-I-D 45 King Featuring Wale, Pase Rock 2008
It's So Hot Featuring Greg Nice, Cosmo Baker 2010

Production and appearances[edit]

Title Artist / Album / Year Role Peak chart positions
US R&B/Hip-Hop Top Independent Albums

U-God / Dopium / 2009


"They Don't Want Music" featuring James Brown (Pete Rock Remix)

Black Eyed Peas / Renegotiations: The Remixes / 2006

Engineer [19]


Definitive Jux Presents 3 / 2004


"The Lineup" featuring MF Doom, Breezly Brewin, Vast Aire, Wordsworth, J-Treds

C-Rayz Walz / Ravipops / 2003


"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ "Q&A: 4th Pyramid On Touring With Too $hort And Wu-Tang, Hooking Up With Cosmo Baker, And The Makings Of A Good Hypeman - Village Voice". villagevoice.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  2. ^ "RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR - Jazz Cartier - The JUNO Awards". junoawards.ca. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Here's an Exclusive Look at Jazz Cartier's Red Bull Sound Select Tour". Complex CA. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  4. ^ "4th Pyramid The Light Is But The Shade Of The Darkness". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. ^ "4Th Pyramid". New Canadian Music. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Various - Definitive Jux Presents III". Discogs. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Various Artists: Definitive Jux Presents III Album Review - Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  8. ^ "4th Pyramid The Pyramid Scheme". Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  9. ^ "Sheen Bros - 4th Pyramid & Cosmo Baker - It's So Hot EP". Discogs. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  10. ^ "4th Pyramid". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  11. ^ "4th Pyramid's Feel It In My Bones". NOW Magazine. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  12. ^ "4th Pyramid The Sky Belongs To The Stars". Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  13. ^ "Toronto's 4th Pyramid To Share Stage With A$AP Rocky & More In Brooklyn [News]". HipHopCanada.com. 2013-02-01. Archived from the original on 2017-07-28. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  14. ^ "Adam Farag". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  15. ^ "The Rub » Sheen Brothers (Cosmo Baker + 4th Pyramid): Scumbag Funk Vol. 2". www.itstherub.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Sheen Bros / Its So Hot EP". Your Friend's House. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  17. ^ "Here's an Exclusive Look at Jazz Cartier's Red Bull Sound Select Tour". Complex CA. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Jazz Cartier Announces "Secret Garden" Tour". hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Black Eyed Peas - Renegotiations (The Remixes)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-07-28.