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Black Violin Triumphs

May 4, 2011

To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they’re nothing but ingredients.

So begins the bio for one of music’s most eclectic acts, Black Violin. And while, to some, such a mash-up of “ingredients” could sound disjointed, Black Violin – made up of classically-trained violinists Wil B. and Kev Marcus and backed by DJ TK and Jermaine “BEATdown” McQueen on drums – is entertaining the masses, working with artists such as Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Kanye West and the Eagles (among others).

With the push to go global with their sound, came a slew of engagements around the world that had the young men spending time in Prague, Dubai, and South Africa. In 2005, they won the Showtime at the Apollo Legend title, in 2008, they released their self-title debut album and now, after appearances on a couple of mixtapes, they are back with the new single, “Triumph.” The video, just released on May 3, is a powerful telling of little boy facing the impending choices associated with growing up. Good stuff. I wasn’t necessarily prepared for a message with my video. Of course, if I were smart enough to read the title of the song, I might have gotten it sooner. In any event, watch below and enjoy.


And, while you’re at it, if you are interested in working with Black Violin, check out their EPK; it’s an interesting look into their lives:

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  1. May 5, 2011 12:10 AM

    Joseph.. “such a mash-up of “ingredients”” >> I can almost hear you actually saying that!!! Thanks for sharing man!

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