We had the good fortune of connecting with Doc ROBINSON SR. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Doc, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Being consistent at leveling up each year, a lot of bands have short term success and fade out after about a year and a half. This band / brand strives yearly to pursue bigger things than the last years goals and success, with efforts at surpassing the previous years success, both on stage and off stage.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m the Lead Mic / Vocalist for the Band, I along side my Musical Director pick and create songs, and beats to use for our live performances. In Go-Go a lot of our music is call & response, integrating the audience as the extra band members, so my job is to engage the audience and get them hype and have them become apart of the show. My duties are, rapping, singing, and being witty with my words and sayings to keep the audience engaged, and to ensure that folks are recognized in the audience.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For live entertainment our best venues are all in Washington, DC. The top spots are Howard Theatre, The Fillmore, City Winery, and for that live club atmosphere it’s AQUA, and DC Soundstage.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
All of the pioneers of the Go-Go Legacy, Mr. Chuck Brown, and in No particular Order, Big Tony, Sugar Bear, Little Benny, Andre (WhiteBoy), Buggz, Big G, RAPPA Dude aka Rah Rah, Polo, Scooby, Donell Floyd, OP Tribe E, Jas Funk, and all the other pioneers that laid the foundation for the bands to be able to work in and out of the city of DC.
Youtube: Black Passion Band