“Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes…an unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip- hop beats and inventiveness.”— The Miami Herald
Wil B., violist, and Kev Marcus, violinist, combine their classical training and hip- hop influences to create Black Violin’s distinctive multi-genre sound often described as “classical boom.” This dynamic duo has roots in Florida—both met in high school in Broward County, and Will B. studied at Florida State University and Kev Marcus studied at Florida International University. Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. They’ve composed music for the television series Pitch, which debuted on FOX in 2016, in addition to appearances on HBO’s Ballers, The Tonight Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The Kate TV and The Ellen Show. Black Violin’s latest studio album Take the Stairs was released on November 1, 2019 and includes singles “Showoff”, “One Step”, and “Impossible is Possible”. The record debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart, #7 on Billboard’s Top New Artists Chart, and #9 on the Billboard Hip Hop and R&B Chart. Their last album, Stereotypes, hit #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Chart.