EXCLUSIVE interview with 4 Disciple from Wu-Tang.
Interviewer: Iron Curtain; Wu fan and member of Wucorp.
4th D talks about hiphop, producing, his name, ODB, upcoming Killarmy shit and more....
HERE YA GO:
Please introduce yourself to the people, who don't know you so far
peace!! i be allah divine aka tha 4th disciple man of many talents.
Where do you come from and where did you grow up?
steubenville,ohio aka killaville
Where comes your name from? Who gave it to you?
it was a name given to me by the Abbot [RZA]. My spiritual identity is Allah Divine. The letter D, which stems from divine, being the 4th letter in the alphabet explains the 4th,divne is one whos way of life is in nature of righteuosness & godlines. A disciple is somewhat like a student, but a lot more. Because, you see, a disciple learns the secrets (truths) of the universe, the inner and outer realms. To learn the cosmic system within is to learn the nature of self and the outer or grand cosmic system. And by doing so, you see your connection with it. So the 4th Disciple is one who travels the deeps of his inner cosmic system and becomes a student of his inner truths to bring his godly identity into reality.
How did you fall in love with HipHop
i grew up in the hip hop era.i did tags,breakdance,dj.all-elements you know.i was around to see it in the begining when it was pure.
How and when did you start making beats?
from the breaking & being a dj all that evolved into producing at a young age.plus i was surrounded by music within my family.so i was always enfluenced by musicians & talent.
Whats your technique of making a beat? How do you begin?
theres no one way for me.many different ways.
What equipment do you use?
i use a combination of things.anything i can get my hands on.dats how i started & dats how i will keep it.sometimes u might hear shit & not know if its a sample or what.
Have you been influenced by anyone and which person in the game inspired you the most?
im enfluenced by everything in some kind off way.
What classic artist inspired you at most?
its really hard for me to think on nat.its so many
Did HipHop change you in any way?
hip hop has changed the world.
Where do you see yourself today if you had not started with HipHop`?
that is where i have always seen myself since a child.
How did you hook up with the Wu-Tang ?
i could write a whole book on that.its alot to explain.
Which Rza beat fascinated you at most
rza has far 2many classics under his belt to narrow it down to one beat dat fascinated me.
With who have you already worked together
ive done mostly wu-affiliated work for artist such as the clan mostly all off them,killah priest,killarmy,sunz of man,la the darkman,ect.for those who dont no.
With who would you like to work toghether?
i would love to do sumem wit jadakiss.
Do you think there is gonna be another Killarmy album?
there will be a killarmy greatest hits album coming soon with dvd so look out for dat.
How do you see the future of the Wu Tang?
wu-tang will be in the hearts & minds of the people foreever.wu has made such a impact on the hip hop scene that they have sketched thereselves in hip hop history.with an acheivement like that the bounds can be bout endles.
Did ODBs death change you in any way?
diffenitly has but thats only one of the many incedents that has happen.its all showing me that theres no time in life to waste.
How did that ''Freedom Of Speech'' project with Hell Razah come up?
shit when me & razah get together its like clock work.we made that album in a weekends time just vibing out.when i thew a beat on he had something for it.& so on & so on.
Would you like to work with some overseas cats together like Rza did for a whole album?
dat would be kool,word
Do you have any upcoming projects? On what do you work currently?
yes.im coming with the pre-legacy album with dvd,disciple unrealesed classics vol.1,all-elements mixcd,4th disciple lost & found beats vol.1.all coming soon.
Are you a 5%? How deep are you into the whole thing?
yes for the simple fact that i know who the true & living god is & i teach that the true & living god is the sun of man.
Whats your fav. track you have produced?
have many but atoms da adam iz bangin
Name your top 5 HipHop albums ever
to many to name but hmmm..
follow the leader,wu-tang forever,it takes a nation of millions to hold us back,freedom of speech,slick rick 1st album
Which album was in your eyes the most important for the rap game? And which one did change Rap?
i dont single out to many things.all things play a part in developement.
What do you think of todays rap music?
it is wat it is
Would you like to give any shoutouts to Wu-Tang Corp. and your fans.
wordup ,yo support the legacy i love yall who really appreciate me & my music.keep a look out for future projects soon to come & cop dat freedom of speech,dat shit is fire.& one love to the crew @ wutangcorp & the whole hip hop scene.one love & peace!!