The Hip-Hop Violinist
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||CleanIntro||Miri Ben-Ari||0:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Gonna Win (Featuring Styles P.)||Miri Ben-Ari & Styles P||4:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanJump & Spread Out (Featuring Fatman Scoop & Vicious)||Fatman Scoop, Miri Ben-Ari & Vicious||4:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFly Away (Featuring Fabolous, Kanye West & Musiq)||Fabolous, Kanye West, Miri Ben-Ari & Musiq Soulchild||3:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanHold Your Head Up High (Featuring Lil' Mo)||Miri Ben-Ari & Lil' Mo||5:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSunshine to the Rain (Featuring Scarface & Anthony Hamilton)||Anthony Hamilton, Miri Ben-Ari & Scarface||4:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Strings (Featuring J. Ivy)||Miri Ben-Ari & J. Ivy||1:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanOutside the Box||Miri Ben-Ari||3:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMiss Melody||Miri Ben-Ari & Akon||5:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ninth Symphony (From the New World) [Featuring Pharoahe Monch]||Miri Ben-Ari & Pharoahe Monch||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 Flat Tires||6 Shot, Baby, Lil Wayne & Miri Ben-Ari||4:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe Was Just a Friend (Featuring Anthony Hamilton & Algebra)||Algebra Blessett, Anthony Hamilton & Miri Ben-Ari||4:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI've Been Waiting On You (Featuring Consequence & John Legend)||Consequence, John Legend & Miri Ben-Ari||4:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Spangled Banner (Featuring Doug E Fresh)||Miri Ben-Ari & Doug E. Fresh||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanJump & Spread Out (Precise, Monse & Cheeky Star Version)||Fatman Scoop, Lennox, Miri Ben-Ari, Pitbull & Zion||4:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Besides the fact that she's just so gosh darn beautiful, the hip-hop community took to Miri Ben-Ari because of her spirited playing that perfectly fit songs like Twista's "Overnight Celebrity," and in many ways it made them. Right from the title, The Hip-Hop Violinist relies too much on the gimmick of such a thing, and in the end comes off less satisfying than her jazz releases, which had more inspired tiles like Sahara and Temple of Beautiful instead of Female Israeli Jazz Violinist. Half of her guests can't help but dwell on her name, her beauty, and her quirky role in hip-hop, repeatedly giving props to her instead of offering anything substantial. Good news is Lil' Mo will have none of it, instead delivering the uplifting "Hold Your Head Up High" with a passion to which Miri's winding violin responds with spirit. "Chillin' in the Key of E" is intriguing Vivaldi meets Wes Montgomery meets hanging out downtown, and the Southern party anthem "4 Flat Tires" with Baby, Lil Wayne, and Six Shot makes up for a lot of filler. Hearing Doug E. Fresh's human beatbox accompany Ben-Ari's interpretive take on "Star Spangled Banner" is exciting and neither John Legend nor Kanye West damage their lofty status, but insights into Ben-Ari the artist are just too rare. Consider it a mixtape with Ben-Ari appearances and it's more hit than miss, but as thrilling and as fun as the album can be, you can't help but wish the unique voice on her earlier recordings was more center stage.
The dope violinist
Miri the hip hop violinist is a big up for the hip hop community, her stlye and creativity are matched by none. Showing the world there are no boundries in the world of music and anything is possible. Look foward to seeing and hearing great things from this artist in years to come.
Album of the Year
An amazing album that combines beautiful classical music with dope rap performances. Miri is a musical genious and should be comended for her originality and tight musical compositions. This rap compilation is stunning and each cut brings something fresh and tight.
after 10 yrs at juilliard ,many solo classical and crossover cds,,,I was curious,about her,,,having had a key part in wynton marsalis' record with strings,.I was aware she has worked with him,So,,,I listened to a few 30second cuts,,,,I mean youve got to be kidding. ,,,this is so lame ,,. ,,without a shred of originality.,and why is every song "explicit" ,I love good crossover musicians ,but this is a painful sellout,offering nothing new to the hip hop genre,,,and laughable from a fiddle standpoint.As H. L. Mencken said,,,"no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people"
Years Active: '00s, '10s