Friday, August 31, 2007

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MIRI??
It seems like it was just yesterday when the hip-hop world was so overwhelmed with violinist sensation Miri Ben Ari! I must say though, the first time I saw her on 106 & Park (back when it was worth watching) I was totally impressed with her skills. She killed that shyt! Watching her play the violin over Biggie's "One More Chance" instrumental was classic! She definitely kept the deejay on his toes too. Call me naive, but I thought Miri would make an album doing the same thing that made her a overnight celebrity, but I thought wrong. Somebody thought it would be cool for her to make original tracks instead, and judging by her over record sells the record was wrong as well! It's a shame though because I think Miri is a true talent. Maybe, one day she'll make an hip-hop violinist album worthy of her talents, but until that happens peep out this video clip of Miri doing the thang on the Apollo back in the day...

MIRI BEN ARI @ THE APOLLO


Now, that you've seen Miri in action, check out these other hip-hop violinists and see if they can even compare to her?

4 comments:

CHOKL8 SNAPPA said...

HEY JAMZ!!! OK, being the officianado that I admire, I'm quite sure you've already heard of her, but in my humble opinion and in my best Chaka melody , can't NOBODY do it better than Karen Briggs. You heard me...NOBODY! *smile*

SoundNexx DJ said...

@Snappa - I have heard Karen Briggs name before, but I never checked 4 her music. I just went to her myspace page, and she sounds pretty good! Thanks for the tip though. Miri vs. Karen would be an interesting battle actually...

If Karen can play a little Biggie or Wu-Tang, she might have a chance of winning, but if not...LOL

green eyes said...

i def remember this chick, have her CD. she was bad.
do you know of daniel bernad roumain? you got to check out his work.
www.dbrmusic.com/

CHOKL8 SNAPPA said...

It's interesting you say that 'cuz early on, she toured with Wu Tang..*wink*...trust when I tell you, the woman is BAD!!

Check her out:
Gangsta's Paradise in DC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvXpav8VVdI

In the meantime, I'll definitely check out dbr Greeneyes. *smile*