David Axelrod Live!

posted on June 19th 2007 in Frolaborators with 1 Comments

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We got a very special treat tonight at the screening for David Axelrod Live at Royal Festival Hall – out on DVD. Usually, we’d opt to catch it at home but how can you pass up an evening where the man himself was there for a Q+A afterwards! The movie is a beautiful treat for the ears and Mr. Axelrod was a riot. The kind of old school cat you hope to encounter. Very inspiring fellow. & if you’re not hip to his music (or if you don’t know that you’re hip to his music) – just check out some of Dr. Dre’s sampling credits… among others. He’s the truth.

Greg "Cognito" Barr first entered the hip hop world as a dancer during the early 1990s in the DC metro area. Later his love for hip hop brought him to Atlanta, GA where he formed the underground group massinfluence. With massinfluence, the relationships within the music industry grew both here in the US and abroad during their many European tours with the likes of the Company Flow, Beat Junkies, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Blackstar and many others. Also during these years is when Cognito, also known as "Nito", put his mark in hip hop iconography by introducing his line of t-shirts "Nonstop Hip Hop" which was featured in classic video by De La Soul and Jeru the Damaja. Over the past 10 years, Nito has captured classic footage of some of hip hops greatest, including Jay Z, Mos Def, The Gorillaz, Nikka Costa, MF DOOM, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch and The Roots. Recently, Cognito shot and compiled 4 years of concert and behind the scenes footage of Talib Kweli for a still to be released documentary.

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  • Kid Captain Coolout

    commented on July 7, 2007 at 7:44 am

    Cats be calling these hip-hop artists legends, when niggas only put out 3-4 records a long time ago. This dude’s got around 30 albums, been living longer than hip-hop’s been around… and he’s still going strong at it! That’s some legendary shit fo’ real!

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