Butcher Brown & Braxton Cook Join Forces On DYWYKD

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Butcher Brown reveals the third single from their upcoming Solar Music album. “DYKWYD” featuring  Braxton Cook is an acronym for Do You Know What You’re Doing and MC Marcus Tennishu leads the mellow track with a rap about their ascendance. Cook and Butcher Brown have worked together for years most conspicuously on their 2015 joint album. The fusion collective blends jazz and hip-hop on the song with a pure solo from Braxton’s saxophone that has supported Mac Miller, Rihanna and Jon Batiste in the past. They have also dropped the animated video for “DYKWYD” which will have watchers divided on the use of AI. Solar Music comes from the saying “everything under the sun” and that is the band referencing all the influences they have in their sound. As they say, “having something for just about everybody under the sun.” Keyon Harrold, Pink Siifu, Charlie Hunter, Jay Prince, Michael Millions and Nappy Nina are guest artists on Solar Music. The band will start its global tour in their home state of Virginia on August 24th before traveling to 13 states and seven countries by the end of the tour in December. Solar Music comes out on October 6th via the Concord Jazz label.