Stereotypes features appearances from Black Thought of The Roots, Robert Glasper (who played Keys on the new Kendrick) and Kandace Springs (who was on the latest Ghostface solo record). Black Violin will be revealing their album cover piece-by-piece on their social media.
HipHopDX also got a chance to speak to Black Violin about the track:
Who and what is Black Violin?
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.
What is the message behind the song?
Our message is clear: We should never discriminate against others based on the way they look. In light of all the injustice that’s been happening for quite some time now, we felt it was our responsibility to respond and the best way we know how is with a song.
How’d you link up with Pharaohe Monch?
We’ve always been huge fans of Pharaohe Monch so when the song was being composed we thought that he would be the perfect artist to feature on this record. So, our producer Eli Wolf made it happen.
How does it rank in your history of collaborations? You’ve had some noticeable ones before — who have you worked with in the past?
This collaboration definitely ranks very high because of the respect we have for Pharaohe Monch. We’ve also been blessed to work with other amazing artists such as Alicia Keys, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Melanie Fiona and Black Thought (The Roots) just to name a few.