Count Bass D has been the quintessential underground hip-hop musician for the past twenty years. This film seeks to explore the work, inspiration and motivation of an artist who has gained international attention and acclaim, struggled through setbacks and false starts, and who, over the years, has inspired an entire generation of independent artists still searching for recognition themselves.
How does an artist’s spirit evolve and endure over time? Having reached professional heights, but still forced to grapple with the realities of working class America, Count Bass D occupies an advantageous position to speak on art, life, family, and articulate the strange priorities unique to those who abandon stability and certainty to chase dreams.
Here is the Press Release:
Brooklyn, NY – The terms “independent” and “underground” have rarely epitomized another musician more than hip-hop journeyman Dwight Farrell. In a candid new documentary, the versatile instrumentalist, lyricist and producer speaks about his 20 years making music under the rap moniker Count Bass D.
FULL COUNT follows the artist in his day-to-day, into the studio and on the road immediately after significant personal upheaval relocated him to Atlanta. Featuring new interviews and footage, Count Bass D opens up bearing hard truths about music, family, and the necessary sacrifices when you make music and inspiration your income.
Fresh from releasing five instrumental albums named after each of his children, Count always seems to have another project in the works. “I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. That’s my secret,” says Count. The longevity of his independent music career continues to impress.
An intimate portrait film, FULL COUNT is a glimpse into the tumultuous existence of one of the preeminent independent and underground musicians today, and one who has helped redefine those terms for countless other musicians who have followed.
In addition to the film, a previously unreleased Count Bass D track will be included in the download. FULL COUNT: a short documentary on Count Bass D, will be released Oct. 8th exclusively on the film’s website, CountBassDoc.com as an HD digital download and for just $5.
Written by Dwight Conroy Farrell
Produced & Directed by Chris Fiorentini
(Documentary, 34 min, HD 720p)
A joint production of CountBassD.com & YearoftheFilm