Count Bass D
|Count Bass D|
|Birth name||Dwight Farrell|
|Born||August 25, 1973|
|Occupations||Musician, record producer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist|
|Associated acts||MF DOOM, MF Grimm, Jneiro Jarel, DJ Pocket, J. Rawls, Insight, Edan|
Dwight Conroy Farrell (born August 25, 1973), better known by the stage name Count Bass D, is an American rapper, record producer and multi-instrumentalist who resides in Atlanta, Georgia. His production style is characterised by layers of short MPC samples and film snippets complemented with live instrumentation, and eccentric lyrics laid atop. 
Early Life and career
Count Bass D was born on August 25, 1973, and was raised in the Bronx and Canton Ohio. At the age of four his father, a West Indian minister, encouraged him to play music at his church. Count thereafter learned to play the piano, organ, and bass. He then started gaining interest in Hip Hop, becoming better at rhyming while rapping with friends.
In his late teens, Count Bass D enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, to take advantage of the school's instruments to finish his demo tape. He then broadcast his first Hip-Hop video on campus. His demo led him to getting a record deal with Chaos Recordings where he released his first studio album, Pre-Life Crisis in early 1995. The album was considered too progressive, and the label found it difficult to market the album. Count was then dropped from the label.
In 2002, Count decided to make a more Hip Hop themed album, so he bought an Akai S-3000 sampler, and an MPC-2000 drum machine and quickly learned to create new sounds. With these tools he released his second, and most critically acclaimed studio album, Dwight Spitz. It features appearances from other well known indie MCs, such as MF DOOM, and Edan. In 2004, Count produced a track and guest appeared on MF DOOM's MM..FOOD.
In 2005, Count released his second EP, Begborrowsteel on Jazzy Sport Records, Act Your Waist Size. his third studio album, on Fat Beats Records in 2006. In 2008, Count released a sequel album on 1320 Records, to Pre-Life Crisis, called L7 (Mid-Life Crisis), he was 35 at the time of release.
In 2010, Count teamed up with old friend, producer and rapper DJ Pocket, and made two collaborative albums in the same year. In the Loop, and Activity, both released on Domination records. In 2011, Count and rapper Insight, released a collaborative record called The Risktakers. On August 25, 2011, Count self-released his 5th studio album, #FULLCOUNT, on his personal website, CountBassD.com.
- 1995: Pre-Life Crisis
- 2002: Dwight Spitz
- 2006: Act Your Waist Size.
- 2008: L7 (Mid-Life Crisis)
- 2011: #FULLCOUNT
- 2011: Mic & Ike
- 2013: Dwight Spitz: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
- 2004: Some Music: The Producers Cut (Part 1)
- 2004: 2006 (Some Music Pt. 2)
- 2007: Ear Regardless (Some Music Pt. 3)
- 2007: Some Music Part 4: Vinyl Ain't Dead Yet
- 2008: Robbed Without a Pistol
- 2008: Some Music Part Five: Slim & Nice
- 2011: Some Music Pt. 7 (Dwight Yoke Them)
- 2012: Cana (1 of 5)
- 2012: Hezekiah II (2 of 5)
- 2012: KUSH (3 of 5)
- 2012: Magnificent (4 of 5)
- 2012: Gibraltar (5 of 5)
- 2012: The T.S.
- 2013: Promises. (Beat Tape)
- 2013: Grandmaz Nutz
- 1997: Art for Sale
- 2004: 9 Years
- 2004: Ohio Players
- 2005: BEGBORROWSTEEL
- 2007: Art for Art's Sake
- 2007: Art for Art's Sake (w/ BlakeNine)
- 2007: True Ohio Playas (w/ J. Rawls)
- 2008: Licensed, Insured & Bonded (w/ Frankie Numi)
- 2009: In the Loop (w/ DJ Pocket)
- 2010: Activity (w/ DJ Pocket)
- 2010: Hartsfield JAXson (w/ DJ Pocket)
- 2010: Ready For The Fight (w/ The Young Punx)
- 2011: In the Loop Partie Deux (w/ DJ Pocket)
- 2011: The Risk Takers (w/ Insight)
- 2012: "In the Loop 3 #THANKSFAM" (w/ DJ Pocket)
- 2012: "Arms Race" ft ShortHop (w/ Dirty Hum (60 Cycles))
- 2012: "World Wide Citizen" (w/Dirty Hum (60 Cycles))
- 2013: "To and Fro" ft DT, DJ Pocket (w/ Yamin Semali)
- Rodriguez, Kenny. "Count Bass D - Off The Record, pt. 1 - interview". Nobodysmiling.com.][dead link]
- Brent, Jesse. "Intervew with Count Bass D for Deluxe Edition of Dwight Spitz". wesufm.org.][dead link]
- Steve, Huey "Count Bass D Biography".
- "Dwight Spitz - Recording Process".
- Art For Sale "Discogs - Count Bass D".
- "Dwight Spitz - Recording Process"
- "Discogs - Count Bass D"
- "In the Loop - Domination Recordings"
- "Activity - Domination Recordings"
- "Discogs - Count Bass D"