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Black Violin Hip-Hop Duo Release Topical 'Invisible' Single

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Jul 08, 2015 08:53 PM EDT

Continuing the argument that classical music and hip-hop are not exempt from one another, we present you with Black Violin, a duo from Florida comprised of two classically trained instrumentalists. They just released their latest track, "Invisible."

Having premiered at HipHopDX, Black Violin has revealed their latest single from their forthcoming album Stereotypes. The disc is set to drop Sept. 18 on Universal Classics and is certainly not to be missed.

The single, which features Pharoahe Monch, blends hip-hops tracks and rhythms with a classical sensibility, but that do not diminish its relevance in a popular setting.

Stereotypes, also features some big names including Black Thought of The Roots, Robert Glasper who performed keys on the Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, and Kandace Springs who was featured on Ghostface's solo record.

In their own words, the duo describe themselves:

"Black Violin is made up of two classically trained musicians; one violinist and one violist from Miami, FL. We fuse all sorts of different genres of music together bridging the gap between two completely different worlds -- HipHop and classical. We hope to convey a clear message to the world in a way that everyone can understand whether you're black, white, purple, green, young, old, etc."

The message behind their single is topical as well. In light of the recent racial climate in the U.S., the song seems to be an anthem for those affected by racism and racial profiling. They said they felt it was their due process to respond in song.

Don't take our word for it, check out the single "Invisible" below and be sure to check in to their social media to catch a glimpse the album's forthcoming cover art.

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TagsBlack Violin, Pharoahe Monch, Classical Hip Hop