"It gives me a goal, something to try to debunk." These lyrics from the title track of Stereotypes, the recent major-label debut by Black Violin, serves as a mission statement for an ambitious and groundbreaking group. Wil Baptiste (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) are an acclaimed string duo from Florida with equal footing in the worlds of classical music and hip-hop. Though they have been playing together since high school, with Stereotypes, they take a great leap forward from admirable rarities to significant innovators. The pair have performed with Alicia Keys at the Billboard Music Awards, won the Showtime at the Apollo competition, and performed for President Obama at his second inauguration in 2013.