While in a bit of a 3 am daze finishing up some work, I saw a replay for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jay was talking with two guys who looked (as best as it can be put) hip-hop. Jay said they were about to perform, but they were carrying violins. It turns out the two teens, Damien and Tourie Escobar, from NYC, are Nuttin' but Stringz.
The duo plays orignal music hip-hop music but on violins. According to their website they even studied at Julliard. They have an album coming out this summer and it will be interesting to see how the rest of their tracks sound. It could be crap, but at least the contrast of ubran music and classical instruments is intriguing. A recent press release had this to say about them.
When you first spy the New York duo’s streetwise style, you may expect them to start rapping, but then you hear their violins, and an entirely profound and altogether surprising sound awakens from their souls. Dubbed N.B.S. or Nuttin’ But Stringz, the talented young brothers play an intense blending of classical music, jazz, r&b, and yes, hip hop.