Interview with Cold Hearted Band

Object Details

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.
2 Video recordings (MiniDV)
Archival materials
Video recordings
African Americans
African American musicians
Go-go (Music)
Civic leaders
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
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Interview with Cold Hearted Band, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005236
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