The one and only Hip-Hop Violinist Miri Ben-Ari is back with a brand new visual for her song “Quiet Storm”. The song breaks the long hiatus from her 2005 LP “The Hip-Hop Violinist“. Originally from Israel, Ben-Ari has created her own unique music; a revolutionary fusion of classical, Hip Hop, Soul and Dance. Many remember her from the numerous collaborations she did with Kanye West in the early 2000s. She also won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song in 2005 as one of the co-writers of Kanye West’s Jesus Walks.
“Quiet Storm” is a gripping cut that serves as a reminder that Ben-Ari’s virtuoso style is not to be taken lightly. The layered soundscape employed here is very cinematic and somewhat ominous giving an overall edgy vibe. Using the vocals of legendary hype man Fatman Scoop and Ben-Ari’s fiery performance, co-producer Doron Plascow also adds his personal touch with hard hitting drums. Ben-Ari explains that her performance here is a dedication to women’s empowerment on all levels.
The energetic visual (directed by Avi Ben-Zaken) enhances the song as well with its crisp and detailed style. Here the main focus is obviously the classically trained violinist, who once studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern. The inclusion of the freestyle dance choreography and fencing just adds that extra blend of street and class to it all. “Quiet Storm” is taken from her upcoming full-Length Album, Dorel, Out February 2019. The title is her son’s name and in Hebrew, it means God’s generation. It will be her first full album since the release of her debut album, The Hip-Hop Violinist, which featured such stars as Kanye West, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Pitbull and more.