B-L’Attitude, from the center of the heartland, Bismarck North Dakota, Rap Artist, Joshua Bohlen and wife and violinist, Tara Bohlen, are turning heads and gaining attention of people both young and old with their melodic blend combining tight Hip Hop Rap and Artistic Violin. Fans who have already discovered B-L’Attitude are taken aback by their creative energy, on stage performance, and are describing this duo as dynamic, fun, and unique.
In the sea of Electronic Dance Music and Hip Hop Rap, the B-L’Attitude sound rises to the top through their inspiring lyrical beats combined with violin instrumental mix up of Jazz, classical, and experimental music.
In 2016 B-L'Attitude released their first single "Heaven's Door" and music video. Their debut full album "Elevated Love" dropped October 20, 2017 includes a variety of masterfully composed art pieces ranging from Jazz, Funk, Symphonic, EDM, and Raggeaton genres. The album showcases special track and music video "Elevated Love" which features ND Native vocal artist, Jared Mason of Nashville. Other featured guests include James McMahon, Richard Torrence, and Shekinah Bohlen. In 2018 they released "Never Give Up" Music video, which has over, "Hit em' with the Fiddle" Music Video and Christmas Single and music video "Ring Christmas Bells" which was performed live with the Bismarck Mandan Civic Chorus as guest artist performers.
B-L’Attitude has performed as guest artists with the Bismarck Mandan Civic Chorus, at Tedx Bismarck, 1 Million Cups, Medora Van Hoffman Stage, Urban Harvest, Lantern Festival, and also has performed at colleges including University of Mary, St. Olaf College, and St. Cloud University. B-L'Attitude plans to continue to record more music and share their music and “Love Attitude” from Bismarck reaching around the “latitude” of the globe!
B-L’Attitude is paving the way for a new Hip Hop Rap fusion using composed art music and mixing genres to create a new energetic and symphonic sound. Being a husband and wife duo, homeschooling their three children in Bismarck, B-L’Attitude plans to create a legacy that will also stretch across the globe! Through B-L’Attitude music and its positive, encouraging and inspirational message, they plan on regularly video blogging as a means to connect with fans and educate other aspiring artists to grow musically. Their future will include recording more albums, writing and composing new pieces, exploring new sound using technology and taking their “Love Attitude” expressed through their music on tour locally, nationally, and internationally.
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Rap Artist, Josh Bohlen, got his start in inner city Minneapolis during childhood performing lead roles in plays, singing, dancing, and reciting soliloquies in numerous school and family shows including Harold Hill in “The Music Man,” Tevye in “The Fiddler on the Roof.” Josh became senior class president of
Roosevelt High School and won his school’s dancing competition, which led him to future rap and break dance performances including youth rallies and community events. He has performed around the United States, West, Southern and Central Africa, Central America, and South America. Up
to the present, Josh writes and performs raps to audiences young and old everywhere he goes.
Tara Bohlen, violinist, is a native of Bismarck, North Dakota where she currently serves as associate concertmaster of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and violinist in the Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra. Tara is a recording artist and violinist in violin rap performing group, B-L'Attitude, and has been featured as guest artist with the Bismarck Mandan Civic Chorus, has made appearances at TedX, Van Hoffman Stage in Medora, and all around the region. In 2016 she was voted as North Dakota's Favorite Instrumentalist at the North Dakota Music Awards. She was solo violin artist with Bismarck Mandan Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2015. She is currently a member of the Sonorus String Quartet, which has been featured on television program "Prairie Musicians" on PBS and was former violist of the North Dakota String Quartet.
As a music instructor, Tara has 20 years of music teaching experience. Currently she conducts the Interlude youth orchestra of the Bismarck-Mandan Youth Symphony Orchestra and is director and instructor at Love Attitude String Academy where she teaches violin, viola, and cello as a private and group instructor to students of all ages and abilities. Formerly, Ms. Bohlen has served as Director of Bismarck Public School Orchestras and Century and Bismarck High School, Horizon and Simle Middle School, and Willmore Elementary School. She directed Strolling Strings Performance Group for 5 years. She was employed at Riverbend Conservatory of Music and worked at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Blue Lake Michigan as faculty where she performed with the Blue Lake Faculty String Quartet.
Tara and her husband Josh are raising three daughters Hannah, Taliah, and Sylvia, who all play string instruments. Tara Bohlen began studying music at age 9 with the Suzuki Method School of Music in Bismarck, ND. She is passionate about providing a nurturing learning experience and fostering a loving environment for her students through teaching the Suzuki Method that will enrich the next generation of music lovers and artists.