Hip-Hop Violinist

Hip-Hop Violinist

by Miri Ben-Ari
     
 

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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 comesSee more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0602498841297
catalogNumber:
000524302

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miri Ben-Ari   Primary Artist,Violin
Scarface   Rap
Doug E. Fresh   Rap,Beat Box
Vicious   Rap
Anthony Hamilton   Rap
Lil' Mo   Rap
Algebra Blessett   Rap
Kanye West   Rap
Pharoahe Monch   Rap
Corey Smith   Choir, Chorus
Lil Wayne   Rap
Consequence   Rap
Nick Fury   Keyboards
Musiq (Soulchild)   Vocals
6 Shot   Rap
Fabolous   Rap
Eric Cherry   Choir, Chorus
Akon   Vocals
Fatman Scoop   Rap
Thomassina Atkins   Choir, Chorus
John Legend   Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Styles P   Rap
Baby   Rap
Shanta N. Atkins   Choir, Chorus
Jermaine Blanding   Choir, Chorus
Jasmin Cherry   Choir, Chorus
Sharlene Clanton   Choir, Chorus
Syreena Howard   Choir, Chorus
Shanikqua Hutchinson   Choir, Chorus
Andrej Jakus   Trumpet
Vanja Lisjak   Trombone
Sabrina Pinesett   Choir, Chorus
Hrvoje Pintaric   French Horn
Quartet Sebastian   Strings
Richard T. Sledge   Choir, Chorus
J-Ivy   Vocals
Lennox & Pitbull   Rap
Zion   Rap

Technical Credits

Doug E. Fresh   Arranger
Chris Gehringer   Mastering
P-Nut   Producer,Engineer
P. Francis   Composer
D.P. "Dad" Carter   Composer
Miri Ben-Ari   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Carlos "Storm" Martinez   Engineer
Tatsuya Sato   Engineer
R. Kyle Frost   Composer
Nick Fury   Producer,drum programming
Traditional   Composer
John Holmes   Engineer
Fabian Marasciullo   Engineer
Pablo Arraya   Engineer
J.D. Tucker   Composer
N. "Fury" Loftin   Composer
Daniel Glogower   Producer,Executive Producer
Bill Wathen   Engineer
Bruce Waynne   Producer
Miro Vidovic   Engineer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Producer
A. Judson Green   Composer
P. King   Producer
Baby Dooks   Audio Production
Ohad "Big O" Ben Ari   Producer,Engineer,Orchestration
Thomas Buric   Orchestration
Lowbudget   Producer
Dash   Audio Production

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