Black Violin – Stereotypes (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

(Last Updated On: September 7, 2022)

Black Violin – Stereotypes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 47:48 minutes | 544 MB | Genre: R&B, Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Black Violin PS

A duo who radically fuse hip-hop and pop with classical music to create a kaleidoscope of sounds uniquely their own. Classically trained musicians, they have opened for such diverse top names in music as Kanye West, 50 Cent, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and also creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Linkin Park, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys, the latter for the Billboard Music Awards.

Stereotypes, their major label debut was produced by Eli Wolf (The Roots & Elvis Costello, Norah Jones).
Composed of mostly original works, Stereotypes effortlessly shifts from classic hip-hop (Invisible featuring legendary MC Pharoahe Monch) to pulsing R&B and fiery instrumentals. Stay Clear, features rising star Kandace Springs alongside keyboard mastermind Robert Glasper. Runnin finds Wil and Kev flexing their virtuosic muscles – a flurry of notes both dexterous and emotive.

Black Violin is joined by the aforementioned guests, plus Black Thought (of The Roots), drummer Daru Jones (Jack White), guitarist Eric Krasno (Soulive) and string arranger Rob Moose (Bon Iver).

“Obviously classical and hip-hop are two extremes but we do so much in between, so when we sat down we talked about how we wanted to make really good, pure music and that’s where we started. There’s a lot of hip-hop and classical but also a lot of R&B, jazz and if you close your eyes hard enough you might hear some bluegrass. The message of Stereotypes comes into fruition halfway through. Two black guys playing violin and making music like this; I’ve never heard anything quite like it. We started really rooting our music with the message of breaking stereotypes.” –Kev Marcus

01. Black Violin – Stereotypes (03:29)
02. Black Violin – Invisible (feat. Pharoahe Monch) (03:59)
03. Black Violin – Another Chance (03:19)
04. Black Violin – Addiction (04:08)
05. Black Violin – Shaker (04:12)
06. Black Violin – Send Me A Sign (feat. Melanie Fiona & Black Thought) (04:10)
07. Black Violin – Walk On By (03:38)
08. Black Violin – Day 2 (03:03)
09. Black Violin – Magic (03:42)
10. Black Violin – Stay Clear (feat. Robert Glasper & Kandace Springs) (04:17)
11. Black Violin – Losing Control (03:38)
12. Black Violin – Runnin’ (03:07)
13. Black Violin – Magic (03:00)

Kev Marcus, violin
Wil Baptiste, viola


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