The opening and title track to Stereotypes, the major-label debut by Black Violin, serves as a mission statement for an ambitious and groundbreaking group. Wil Baptiste (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) are a string duo from Florida with equal footing in the worlds of classical music and hip-hop. Though they have been playing together since high school, with Stereotypes, they take a great leap forward, from admirable rarities to significant innovators. “Our mantra has always been to engage the audience to look at things from a different perspective,” says Kev.
Black Violin’s new CD on Universal Classics, “Stereotypes” will be released 9/18 and has already climbed the iTunes charts and has been featured on NPR Morning Edition, The Wendy Williams show, on ESPN’s “His and Hers” and Essence Magazine.
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