'Hip-Hop Violinist' Preps Solo Debut
Kanye West, John Legend, Fabolous, Lil' Wayne, Twista and Anthony Hamilton are among the guest artists featured on Miri Ben-Ari's upcoming debut album.Kanye West, John Legend, Fabolous, Lil' Wayne, Twista and Anthony Hamilton are among the guest artists featured on Miri Ben-Ari's upcoming debut album. Due Sept. 20 via Universal, "The Hip Hop Violinist" boasts an array of hip-hop and R&B stars performing over the Israeli-born Ben-Ari's violin-laden beats. Musiq, Scarface, Doug E. Fresh and Lil' Mo are also slated to appear on the set.
First single "Jump and Spread Out" featuring Fatman Scoop and Vicious was released in June and a video for the soul-tinged "Sunshine to the Rain," featuring Scarface and Hamilton, has also been shot.
A classically trained instrumentalist, Ben-Ari is thus far best known for her contributions to West's "The College Dropout," for which she produced and recorded all of the string arrangements. She is also featured on Twista's single "Overnight Celebrity," and has earned a reputation as a captivating live performer while touring alongside West.
Here is the track list for "The Hip-Hop Violinist":
"We Gonna Win" featuring Style P
"Jump & Spread Out" featuring Fatman Scoop and Vicious
"Fly Away" featuring Fabolous, Kanye West and Musiq
"Hold Your Head Up High" featuring Lil' Mo
"Sunshine to the Rain" featuring Scarface and Anthony Hamilton
"Lord of the Strings" featuring J. Ivy
"Outside the Box" (instrumental)
"Miss Melody" featuring Akon
"New World Symphony" featuring Pharoahe Monch
"4 Flat Tire" featuring Baby, Lil' Wayne and Six Shot
"She Was Just a Friend" featuring Anthony Hamilton and Algebra
"I've Been Waiting on You" featuring Consequence and John Legend
"Star Spangled Banner" featuring Doug E. Fresh
"Jump & Spread Out Remix," featuring Fatman Scoop, Zion and Lennox and Pitbull (bonus track)