Black Violin Releases Video from Upcoming Album

String duo Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste, known as Black Violin, have been exploring hip-hop music through the lens of their classical training for 16 years. And their approach has certainly made a splash: They won Showtime at the Apollo in 2005, have collaborated with Alicia Keys and the Wu Tang Clan, and sold out two shows in 2018 at the Kennedy Center.


Black Violin’s new album, Take the Stairs, is planned for release this fall, and this video of its first single, “Showoff,” hit YouTube last Friday. Stay tuned for a feature about the new album in an upcoming issue of Strings!