Doc Watch: *Lookin 4 Galt MacDermot* Directed by GASFACE

posted on December 21st 2012 in Culture Capture Champs & Doc's & Flix & History with 1 Comments


(Galt Macdermot “Hair” Soundtrack 1979 France)

Two french men named GASFACE set out to find the legendary composer Galt MacDermot and on the way get insight

from some of the producers that sampled his music for some of hip hops great classic records.

Featuring Prince Paul, Mr Walt, Buckwild, Chairman Mao and narrated by El Da Sensi of the Artifacts.

LOOKIN4GALT by Gasface

Galt MacDermot (born December 18, 1928) is a Canadian composerpianist and writer of musical theatre. He won a Grammy Award for the song “African Waltz” in 1960. His most successful musicals have been Hair (1967; its cast album also won a Grammy) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (1971). MacDermot has also written music for film soundtracks, jazz and funk albums, and classical music, and his music has been sampled in hit hip-hop songs and albums.”

via wiki

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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  • Roxanne Amon

    commented on April 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

    The term “classical music” did not appear until the early 19th century, in an attempt to “canonize” the period from Johann Sebastian Bach to Beethoven as a golden age. The earliest reference to “classical music” recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary is from about 1836.’

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