Count Bass D (alias Dwight Farrell) is one of the illest producers, MCs, and instrumentalists you’ve never heard. Meanwhile all of you lucky chaps who have know exactly what I mean. His latest EP Begborrowsteal is a collision of off-the-wall lyrics layered atop chopped MPC samples, 1930s Green Pastures film snippets, and live in-studio instrumentation. What’s the result of such a concoction? In an era where hip-hop has its fill of cookie-cutter producers and MCs, Count’s innovation and genuine musicianship belongs in a class all its own. Somewhere between discussions of dusty record collections, old school Ron G mixtapes, and mentions of longtime friend MF Doom, Count Bass D lets NobodySmiling in on why he’s the best at what he does. Part 1, Part 2