Black Violins, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Will B are two classically trained violinists living their dream. The Florida natives began experimenting with playing stringed melodies over mash-ups of popular hip-hop songs. The duo had no idea this sound was something craved by a wide audience.
The group has played with artists such as Alicia Keys, Linkin Park, P.Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin and the Eagles. Their tours have taken them all around the world. All of this began with the humble beginnings of two inner-city school kids.
Classical Music meets Hip Hop: Kev Marcus of Black Violin