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[–]Ban_Snyder 63 points64 points

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[–]dakho 10 points11 points

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Criminally short song.

[–]Claxxamatic 4 points5 points

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one of the best melodies of all time

[–]da_ballz 2 points3 points

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Probably my favorite intro to any album

[–]DJLankyWhite 0 points1 point

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Damn I had no idea there was a music video for this song. Whatup, T.O. n Melo?

[–]mccma560 42 points43 points

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[–]yolobaggins 6 points7 points

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that was sick as fuck, was kinda hoping drake would jump out tha shadows though

[–]rohansrinivasan 2 points3 points

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God fuckin damn. Seriously live instrumentation is the best shit ever

[–]SpaghettiWizard 4 points5 points

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No doubt. Late Orchestration is some legendary shit

[–]RVIDXR 1 point2 points

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That gave me goosebumps...unreal.

[–]Airman808 0 points1 point

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That sounds pretty fucking sweet dude

[–]Greenguy1345 0 points1 point

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Damn. We need Jimmy to hop on that for real, no recording.

[–]MuSiCiSmYGF -1 points0 points

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Conductor is kinda useless if they're just playing the track with them.

[–]Iotatl 38 points39 points

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[–]bostonshroomery 9 points10 points

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This was the one that came in mind to me. Probably because that chick in the video goin h.a.m on the 'lin.

[–]MuSiCiSmYGF 0 points1 point

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Miri Ben-Ari. She even put out that album called Hip Hop Violinist. It was iight.

[–]OldDirtyPlaster 29 points30 points

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[–]Russianbud 1 point2 points

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1 thousand times this. One of my personal favorite wu tracks.

[–]hkhan94 78 points79 points

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gone by kanye, there's two different violin parts

[–]Kemosabi420 11 points12 points

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Love this track. Killa Cam kills his verse. One of my fave tracks on LR.

[–]eldirka 9 points10 points

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"Knock, Knock. Who's there? Killa Cam. Killa who?!"

[–]Pre-Owned-Car 1 point2 points

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The other day I was playing gone and my friend asked who was rapping directly before this line. The timing was absolutely perfect.

[–]teslabeatingedison 6 points7 points

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Also, check out Late Orchestration, Kanye redid some songs live with an orchestra and there are violins.

[–]PrettyBoyMillionaire 4 points5 points

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[–]lLeggy 2 points3 points

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I bump this everday. I love the production and the verses.

[–]non-relevant 2 points3 points

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Last verse is Kanye's best ever.

[–]shoonzky 0 points1 point

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That verse is my all-time favorite verse to rap. "BE-FORE, model chicks was bendin ova OR dealer-ships asked me benz or ro-ver...maaaan"

[–]MrMe3 0 points1 point

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i always run out of breath by the time i get to sometimes i can't believe it when i look up at the mirror

[–]non-relevant 0 points1 point

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Also a great use of a harp.

[–]amc78 21 points22 points

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Dangerdoom Crosshairs.

[–]JimLayheyisadrunk 3 points4 points

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good god yes.

[–]sansibar-sans-bar 19 points20 points

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[–]aTROLLwithSWAG 34 points35 points

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1train

[–]billymcgee 16 points17 points

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[–]nandini77 68 points69 points

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Flashing Lights - Kanye West

[–]gothgirl420666 10 points11 points

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mos def - auditorium

[–]murdahmamurdah 12 points13 points

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Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind's production discography

Still Tippin

[–]ThisGuyStandingHere 31 points32 points

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Fort Minor - Remember The Name

Twista - Overnight Celebrity

[–]eefath 11 points12 points

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I love how the top 4 comments are Yeezy

[–]ScenesfromaCat 2 points3 points

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Flashing Lights is amazing, no question about that.

[–]A_Rolling_Baneling 5 points6 points

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Fort Minor's gotta be cello, way too low for violin and too clean to be modulated. Maybe a viola but probably not. But I'm sure OP doesn't mind, fits in the broad category of string/orchestra production.

[–]RagingMasshole 1 point2 points

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jumping off this, the infamous mobb deep flipped the sample from overnight celebrity very well before twista. i prefer yeezy's flip, but havoc's a genius in his own right obvs

[–]ktotha999 0 points1 point

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is this the same sample yeezy used for Jin's - I got a love ?

[–]fireline12 1 point2 points

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What happened to Fort Minor? That one song was huge and then I never heard of them again.

[–]MazMax 9 points10 points

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No one said Gangsta's Paradise yet?

[–]DrSlickDaddy 8 points9 points

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Animal Rap - Jedi Mind Tricks

[–]DuncanSkates 30 points31 points

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Pouches of tuna action bronson

[–]codytownshend 6 points7 points

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This song is fuckin' elegant. It's so good.

[–]flyingcrayons 9 points10 points

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Welcome to Heartbreak- Kanye ft Kid Cudi

[–]SuperPlumber 6 points7 points

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What's Beef - Biggie Daydreaming -Lupe Fiasco

[–]mids_overdose 6 points7 points

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[–]skinnysandvs 5 points6 points

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not a very known song, but Man in the Veg- by Dizzy Wright

[–]RyanartheGreat1 8 points9 points

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A good portion of Kid Cudi's discography.

[–]JimLayheyisadrunk 4 points5 points

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pouches of tuna-- Bronson

black violin are so dope.

[–]eht781 5 points6 points

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Az-street life

[–]bboytriple7 1 point2 points

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Came here to post this.

Amazing track. Not a big fan of AZ's verse though.

[–]kfreud 3 points4 points

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[–]HattoriHanzoOG 0 points1 point

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Fuck yes!!!!

[–]lion5panel 8 points9 points

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Forgot About Dre

[–]JohnnyBlaze-36 4 points5 points

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[–]i_dont_always_reddit 4 points5 points

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Tom Thum by RA the Rugged Man, has a brief intro and then violin goodness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_dh90jwFY0

[–]fotolitico 3 points4 points

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[–]Russianbud 3 points4 points

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"Make My" by The Roots

[–]CubeDude17 1 point2 points

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Still Tippin- This is the fuckin jam

[–]BigBearSteve2 5 points6 points

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Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre feat. Eminem

[–]jazzinacan 2 points3 points

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The string sample to Seasons - Cunninlynguists feat. Masta Ace is pretty dope.

[–]The_Flabbergaster 1 point2 points

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My favorite instrumental of all time.

[–]techneecs 3 points4 points

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A little late to the thread but I've always loved the strings in Late by Kanye. He actually has a mini documentary showing the prep for a show with him rapping with a sring orchestra. It's dope.

Ninja edit: Late Orchestration

[–]sanchogomez 2 points3 points

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SKYWLKR put out a mean violin heavy banger for the ol' Bruiser Brigade. Check it.

[–]gatorphan84 2 points3 points

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[–]poopsonlawn 2 points3 points

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[–]tobes2323 2 points3 points

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Backboards by Sene, featuring Blu. Pouches of Tuna, anyone?!?

[–]isapieready 1 point2 points

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Dude. I scrolled too far to find this.

[–]NotSalt 2 points3 points

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I can tell stories - Riff Raff Not some orchestra level violin shit but still pretty dope

[–]Ricenaros 2 points3 points

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dmx- slippin

[–]Good_Kid_Mad_City 2 points3 points

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Inkredible-Trae Ft, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross

[–]handshakesatsunrise 2 points3 points

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[–]dildohitler 2 points3 points

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lil ugly mane - throw dem gunz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9tZyCFBAsI

[–]no_blankets_son 0 points1 point

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This

[–]nym328 4 points5 points

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still tippin

mo money mo murder

MBDTF

[–]Kemosabi420 1 point2 points

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Anything with Miri Ben-Ari on it. She had 2 cds, The Hip Hop Violinist I and II. Single with Pharoah Monch, New World Symphony, was dope as hell.

[–]jmlreddit 1 point2 points

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Camp Lo-Black Connection

[–]RoboticParadox 1 point2 points

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CHRISTIAN DIOR DENIM FLOW

[–]RegularKneeThePirate 1 point2 points

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Blue Flowers - Dr. Octagon

[–]SeeOtter 1 point2 points

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Kick Push. It sounds pretty dope with live instruments.

[–]pvelliqtc 1 point2 points

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Breaker Breaker - GZA

Loved that track when it came out!

[–]iamfinallyfamous 1 point2 points

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Christian Dior Denim Flow?

[–]baaam_toast 1 point2 points

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Tech N9ne - Unfair

[–]ylli101 1 point2 points

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Nobody said BIG K.R.I.T. - multi till the sun die

[–]JtoneXsmokindro 1 point2 points

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Gone by Kanye feat. His sweet brother nunesay

[–]CaptainFaggotHands 1 point2 points

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[–][deleted] 0 points1 point

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And in the meantime you can french kiss this clenched fist! Yuh

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Lynguistics by Cunninlynguists

I'll make this a link as soon as I can get on a real computer instead of my phone

EDIT: I made this a link as soon as I could get on a real computer instead of my phone

EDIT EDIT: Wait this shit is in the original post... was that put there in an edit or am I just high

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points

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nah it was there before! You are just high my brother! lmao

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points

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I was so stoked too haha I was like "oh shit I can't believe no one said this yet"

drugs, man.

[–]Philosophersdream 1 point2 points

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Listen to all of 808 & Heartbreak by Kanye

[–]heyitscool17 1 point2 points

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The viola on "Handlebars" by Flobots is pretty great.

[–]Twalsh1016 0 points1 point

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[–]ThatSawyer 0 points1 point

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[–]sperdoj 0 points1 point

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G-Side - Came Up

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Kurupt - Trylogy

One of my favorite Bink productions. Kurupt rips the beat to shreds. The track is pretty short (~2 mins) but it has high replay value.

[–]cwazywabbit74 0 points1 point

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Masta Ace - Acknowledge

"I hear these cats but I aint listenin'"

One of my favorites. He buried the fuck out of Boogeyman.

[–]JohannWolfgangGoethe 0 points1 point

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I don't normally fuck with Flobots, but On The Moon is a dope track that you might dig.

[–]NickLuvin 0 points1 point

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Half Man ft. Crooked I by One-2 is a little unknown but one of my favorites

[–]CLeBlanc711 0 points1 point

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Where is the playlist bot when he's clearly so desperately needed

[–]OffensiveHaircut 0 points1 point

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Miri Ben-Ari ft. Scarface & Anthony Hamilton - Sunshine to the Rain ... she had an album called The Hip-Hop Violinist a while ago, definitely check that out if you want violin in yo beatz

[–]MrBigBadBean 0 points1 point

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This was the second artist that came to mind. So mind-blowingly awesome.

[–]Spacejitsu 0 points1 point

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Not seeing many good examples. Here's one with good violin mixed in during the entire song. It starts at 15 seconds.

Yelawolf - 1979

[–]TheStonedImacculate 0 points1 point

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1train-ASAP Rocky

[–]GucciMaine 0 points1 point

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Know What I'm Talking Bout by Keak da Sneak is pretty good

[–]BigBearSteve2 0 points1 point

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[–]gamekrazy11 0 points1 point

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Tell Me by Bobby Valentino. It samples Yearning for Peace from the 2002 Jet Li movie Hero.

[–]PoopMachin3 0 points1 point

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all of the lights

[–]call666777 0 points1 point

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Tsutchie - Sincerely

Absolutely beautiful.

[–]lLeggy 0 points1 point

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Thunder- Nuttin But Stringz.

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[–]StoopFella 0 points1 point

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Twista, Overnight Celebrity

[–]Naiyu1 0 points1 point

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[–]Tortastrophe 0 points1 point

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Pharoahe Monch & Miri Ben Ari - New World Symphony

[–]kr3w_fam 0 points1 point

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Miri Ben Ari is the shit. Her whoel album is dope.

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Guerilla Monsoon Rap - Talib/BlackThought/Pharoah

[–]OdramaVinLaden 0 points1 point

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Loop troop - David vs Goliath hustlas

[–]therandymarsh 0 points1 point

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Grillz - Paul Wall

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All the Shine - Childish Gambino

Fantastic strings, easily one of my favorite beats of all time

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Gangstas ride on - game feat. Jaz-o

louis vuitton -fabolous feat. j. cole

violin - game

[–]jbrookeiv 0 points1 point

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1Train by A$AP Rocky.

[–]a1exn 0 points1 point

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How about Mindstate by Cunninlynguists - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkWNi-fTuKI

Instrumental is fire hot - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRI1Cou8_bs

[–]IntelligentRaptor 0 points1 point

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Sofa King by DANGERDOOM. The Third Kind (Capital Steez and Jakk the Rhymer) have done a dope remix to that same beat.

[–]shontgomery 0 points1 point

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masquerade - the sandpeople from the album points of view

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New Workout Plan. Also, look up Miri Ben-Ari. For a while, if you heard the violin on a track, it was usually by her and she has an album.

[–]kff3434 0 points1 point

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Stabbed - Brotha Lynch Hung ft Tech N9ne and Hopsin

[–]bkhizzy 0 points1 point

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Listen to Neako- Rolex Time. it's got a nice violin then he goes off on the What beat from Biggie

[–]benwaaaaaaaah 0 points1 point

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[–]heyitsokay 0 points1 point

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[–]bryanb440 -2 points-1 points

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Not sure if you consider it rap but the Flobots have a viola in their band

[–]tomtom0900 0 points1 point

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who could forget one of the greatest wu tang songs - triumph?

[–]TooTurnt -1 points0 points

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Workout Plan- Kanye

[–]marxmann1 -1 points0 points

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It aint hard to tell