The former Libyan government, run by dictator Colonel Gaddafi, was toppled this week, and it seemed the entire country broke into celebration and looting.
One lucky Libyan celebrated on live TV his special booty retrieved directly, he says, from Gaddafi's house: Gaddafi’s infamous hat. A day later, his happiness was turned into a song.
Al Windi told reporter Alex Crawford of Sky News on August 23, that he found the hat in Gaddafi’s bedroom during the looting. “I was like 'Oh my God'. I am in Gaddafi's room. Oh my God. Then this thing happened. I found this,” said Windi, as he indicated the hat during the interview.
Footage of Windi talking about Gaddafi’s hat has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. (Duplicates of the footage make it impossible to determine exactly how many people have seen Windi’s interview over the hat.)
Israeli Noy Alooshe, a 32-year-old journalist and musician himself, was inspired by the interview and turned the footage into an auto-tuned song, titled “Gaddafi’s Hat (Freedom Fighter Mix).”
Uploaded on the 24th, the original video has less than 7,000 views, but has already been duplicated a number of times. It’s worth a listen.
If Alooshe sounds familiar, it’s because he also did the “Zenga Zenga song”, a remix of Gaddafi’s defiant speech in February. “Zenga Zenga song” has been viewed over 4 million times.