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Paul Dateh is all stringed out

Yeah, it’s a terrible pun.  Which is unfortunate considering how dope Paul Dateh and his unique take on hip-hop are.  A classically trained violinist, Dateh attended Los Angeles’ Thornton School of Music where he was introduced to improvisational jazz and eventually hip-hop.  Check out the video to see his unique, but undeniably ill, take on a number of hip-hop classics by Tribe, J5 and Ghostface.

Courtesy of Soul Bounce.

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Lili Haydn is insane on the violin

They call her the Jimi Hendrix of the violin. A pretty bold statement, if you ask me.

Lili Haydn (or check her official website here) has gotten mad reviews from all the major players (Rolling Stone loves her). NPR says that “Haydn is a violinist who mixes classical influences with rock and funk.” It automatically sounds awesome.

For something that demonstrates her violin skills here’s “Maggot Brain”.

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Below is a video of her performing with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic