The Mad Violinist
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The Mad Violinist

Smyrna, Georgia, United States

Smyrna, Georgia, United States
Band Alternative Hip Hop


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Posted by Whiz himself -THE MAD VIOLINIST COVERS "BLACK AND YELLOW" - Whiz Khalifa

"The Mad Violinist & The Symphony Crack Orchestra – Alicia Keys – Unthinkable"

Ashanti Floyd, aka The Mad Violinist, is one of the top Violinist/String Arrangers in the country. You may recognize his work from songs such as Rick Ross’ “Maybach Music 2” (Featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and T-Pain), Young Jeezy’s “Greatest Trapper Alive,” and most recently Travis Porter’s “I Put On A Show.”
Ashanti currently produces music alongside Kane Beatz (”Reverse Cowgirl,” “Bed Rock, “We Be Steady Mobbin“) for their production team, “The Building.”
In addition to producing with Kane, Ashanti creates music with his own band, The Symphony Crack Orchestra ( Matt Barrett – guitar, Chris Morgan – keys, Mike Belluso – Bass, Casey Crogan – Drums). Earlier this week the group re-worked Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable,” and sent the exclusive full video.
The Symphony Crack Orchestra puts an impressive amount passion into their live performances, effectively making the music come alive. On this particular cover, the group’s instruments speak in place of Miss Keys’ vocals. - Hip Hop At Lunch

"Youtube Talent: Ashanti “The Mad Violinist” Floyd – The Show Goes On Freestyle"

Here at, we LOVE & APPRECIATE good music! Good music would not be possible without great musicians such as Ashanti Floyd, known as The Mad Violinist. Floyd has been featured on several top hip-hop artists' songs and more are sure to come. Check him out here doing a violin freestyle over Lupe Fiasco's, "The Show Goes On". - Next To Shine

"The Mad Violinist & The Symphony Crack Orchestra - "Muzik""

Every now and then I’m introduced to musical greatest that I really have no words to describe, but yet I still hit The Block and try to present it to yall regardless. Today’s case in point is Ashanti “The Mad Violinist” Floyd—from what I know he’s a violinist/producer that already has a Grammy nomination under his belt for production credits he punched in along side Kane Beatz (Lil Wayne featuring Drake “Right About It,” Birdman featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga “Loyalty”), but aside from being apart of Kane’s production team The Building, The Mad Violinist is the front man in an orchestra that goes by the name Symphony Crack.

The reason I’m having a hard time explaining this is because Symphony Crack is some next level ish. Basically the orchestra consists of Matt Barrett on guitar, Mikey Belluso on bass, Chris Morgan with the keys, drummer Casey Cragan, Lance Powlis playing the horns, Adrian Crutchfield as the sax guy, and then The Mad Violinist leading the group’s instrumentation. No rapping, no singing, or whatever other kind of monkey ish you negroes do with a microphone nowadays…Symphony Crack is just music. And the first single off their upcoming album The Addiction is properly title “Muzik.” - WritersBlockMedia.Net

"Official Violinist on "The Show Goes On" Freestyles!"

"Ill" -Lupe Fiasco -Official Violinist on "The Show Goes On" Freestyles! - LupeFiasco.Com

"Out-of-the-box Hip Hop — “Muzik” by The Mad Violinist and Symphony Crack"

It’s not often that you come across a track that does not employ spoken word to paint an image of Hip Hop that is always on the cusp of breaking new ground within its niche. The Mad Violinist, a writer/producer/musician has come up with a gem, that I believe will be an instant classic — Muzik. Incorporating the violin as the primary storyteller, TMV has not only fused old and new schools of music together, he’s managed to produce a sound that is sensual, urbane, and most importantly fresh. - PremeireLife.Ca



Featured on the front of LupeFiasco.Com - Twitted by Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz as the best violinist they have ever seen.


Im The Best - Nicki Minaj feat The Mad Violinist (produced with Kane Beatz)

Lil Wayne ft Drake - Right Above It
(Kane Beatz)

Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On produced with Kane Beatz

Birdman ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga - Loyalty
(produced w Kane Beatz)

Trey Songz - You Just Need Me - String arranger produced w Kane Beatz & JMike

K. Michelle - Fallin produced with Kane Beatz

Fantasia - Thrill Is Gone - String Arranger produced with KP & Malay

Fantasia - Move On Me - String arranger - The premeire of Fantasia For Real on VH1

CJ - Lay Your Head Down produced with KP and Malay


Sean Kingston ft. Pleasure P Co-Produced with Kane Beatz

Kentrell Jive Records - Encore String Arranger produced by KP and Malay

Rick Ross Maybach Music 2 - Strings produced byThe Justice League

Trey Songz feat Scrappy Thug it To The Bone- String Arranger Produced by Kane Beatz

Mario - I Miss My Freind - String Arranger produced by KP and Malay

John Legend - Lay Your Head Down- Produced with Scar, KP, and Malay

K. Michelle - Today Just Aint My Day produced with Deezel

Mr. Finley - Sin is The City - - String Arranger produced by DJ Toomp


Yelawolf - Arena Rap Fiddle Violin player

Young Jeezy The Recession- "Word Play"- String Arranger produced by The Justice League

Young Jeezy The Recession- "Done It"- String Arranger produced by The Justice League

2 Pistols Death Before Dishonor Album "Intro" - String Arranger produced by The Justice League

David Banner The Greatest Story Ever Told - "So Long"- Co Produced with Get Cool 3000

Big Kuntry Kane ft Lloyd Love You The Right Way - String Arranger produced by Kane Beatz

T-Pain ft Young Cash Dont Stop The Party - Co - Produced with Kane Beatz


Young Buck - Buck The World- "Buss Ya Head" - String Arranger produced by The Justice League

Young Wine ft. T-Pain So Fresh - Producer


BET 106 & Park w/Free and AJ - Guest Appearance

T-Pain Rappa Ternt Sanga- "Im High" Producer



While known for creating a new sound with electrifying bends and the soul of Jimi Hendrix, top violinist and mainstream string arranger Ashanti Floyd "The Mad Violinist" is showing why he his one of the most diverse violinists/producers in the country.

Ashanti Floyd, is a talented performing artist who enjoys playing and composing many music genres including hip-hop, jazz, fusion rock, gospel,bluegrass and classical. Trained from an early age in the strings and percussionand having a mastery of music theory, he is considered a "melodic, rhythmic genius.

As the son of a violin-playing mother Patrice Floyd (Famu string professor),and father Dwight Floyd (Pianist & Famu graduate), Tallahassee native, Ashanti Floyd has been playing since age three and has become one of the most revered violin players in the nation. Since then he has gained valuable experience through formal and informal studies. Ashanti knew where he wanted to go to college and only applied to one school, the Berklee College of Music.His audition gained him a scholarship and an opportunity of a lifetime. After two semesters he had recorded and performed original compositions with his own rock band, and assisted with the arranging and recording of hip-hop music for other artists. He has performed with a Boston College quartet and as principal
violist for the Berklee College Orchestra performing with artists such as Michael Brecker and Darrel Anger.

Currently, has been recognized, featured, and requested by some of the music industrys chart toppers such as Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Nicki Minaj, BB King, Fantasia, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy,David Banner, Sean Kingston, T-Pain, Mario, 50 Cent, Young Buck, BET's 106 &Park, WFSU - Tallahassee (PBS Kids), and many more. Ashanti also has a top 50 mp3 album seller in the world right now with 2005 jazz album "Just A Taste".

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