Butcher Brown Rework A B.I.G. Classic For Their Upcoming Big Band Album


Butcher Brown takes on the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Unbelievable” for their upcoming big band album. The late Brooklyn rapper and producer DJ Premier crafted “Unbelievable” for B.I.G.’s 1994 Ready To Die debut album. Marcus “Tennishu” Tenney who raps B.I.G.’s verses had this to say about the song:

“This is one of my favorites from B.I.G.‘s catalog. This record to me is an example of what makes rap music special. This beat by DJ Premier is one of the greatest beats of all time and the way that the lyrics lay inside of the sections of the beat made it lock into a classic as soon as I heard it.”

Butcher Brown has been performing jazz and hip-hop-inspired music since they came along in 2014 with All Purpose Music. Their new project Butcher Brown Presents Trey featuring Tennishu And R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND started out as a hip-hop album but morphed into a tribute to big band jazz. The artwork was created by designer Lou Beach who designed the cover for Weather Report’s fusion classic Heavy Weather. The official release date is September 16th and vinyl copies will be available on November 11th.  The 12-inch vinyl comes with a 7-inch which has two additional songs, “Guitarmy” and “Peace.” 

The band will perform at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn on September 11th.