The "Bad Boys Of Funk" Prince Charles and The City Beat Band created an imagery of the streets that proceeded today's Hip Hop and Rap. First generation protoges of the Parliament/Funkadelics, the band was led by Charles Alexander.
Band members included: 1979-1982 - C.L. Kelly (Dr. Funkinchain), Bill Moore (Duke Laser), Tim Gibson (The Fox), Jimmy Johnson (Papa Funk), Walter Perry Tap), The Baron (Barry Browne), Robert Lovejoy (Magic Lovejoy) - 1983-1989) - Thomas Henry (Robin Hood/Renoir), Ruth Winley (Lady R.), Greg Barret (Greg B.), Darryl Mull (Darryl Hard Rock), Tony Dudley (Tony Bowie), Kim Davis (Killer Kim) and Tomas Doncker.
Drawing their musical inspirations from the projects of Roxbury and The South End (Boston, Mass) where Charles grew up, lived and survived. Their first album "Gang War" was dedicated to the projects, their mothers and the welfare department, and included their first massive hit single "In the Streets". ALL SONGS WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY PRINCE CHARLES; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TONY ROSE. All songs available on iTunes.