Interview with Cold Hearted Band

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
Drummer Marc Griffith and Rapper Cardel Prince of Cold Hearted Band, and Tyron Parker, a fan of Cold Hearted Band, talk about go-go music, how the band formed, and what keeps the members of the band motivated and moving forward. They explain they were drawn to go-go music because it was a way to express themselves; go-go is the way of life in Washington, D.C. Griffith and Prince talk about their experiences in the high school marching band, and their personal musical influences, particularly the go-go crowd (audience). They explain their creative process, particularly how the whole band works together to create their original music. They list go-go clubs in the Washington, D.C. area. Locally, Cold Hearted Band performs mostly in Prince George's County, Maryland. Griffith and Prince talk about performing on the road and the differences between a local crowd and an out-of-town crowd. Discussion includes their thoughts on women go-go bands; experience working with female singers; respect or lack of respect of females in lyrics of rap, go-go, and hip hop music; and the media's negative coverage of go-go music, particularly connecting go-go to violence. They stress go-go does not promote violence; it brings peace and togetherness. Griffith and Prince talk about the future of Cold Hearted Band, and provide advice for up-and-coming, and current go-go bands.
Interview. Related to 'Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River.' Dated 20110503.
Date
2011
Extent
2 Video recordings (MiniDV)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Topic
African Americans
African American musicians
Musicians
Go-go (Music)
Civic leaders
Communities
Place
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Citation
Interview with Cold Hearted Band, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005236
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