Frank The Butcher & BAU Present: “The Good Book” by The Alchemist & Budgie

All Is Fair Agency / BAU Music is proud to present: “The Good Book” by The Alchemist & Budgie

Featuring Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Prodigy, Blu, Domo Genesis of Odd Future, A$ton Mathews, Mick Luter & J. Rocc

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Music has magic beyond the aural. Yet, the way listeners digest sound has changed in the digital age. The days of hunting down a record, reading the credits, and absorbing the full packaging experience has been reduced to a download link and a minimal, square graphic.

Acknowledgment of that fact comes in no way as complaint. The evolution of digital distribution of music prompts opportunity to explore new ideas. While online consumption of music isn’t dying, new experiences are still possible. My new agency, All Is Fair is predicated on recovering the magnetic pull of album packaging and amplifying the allure of music’s physical product.

The first project under BAU Music / All Is Fair Agency is an amazing boxset concept, produced by The Alchemist and Budgie (UK), which is housed in a faux book wrapped in leatherette featuring gold foil printing. Al and Budgie’s two separate, mostly instrumental, albums are built exclusively from gospel samples. The resulting beats, incredibly unique and original, provide a canvas for collaborations from Action Bronson, Blu, Prodigy, Roc Marciano, and others. A true collector’s piece, “The Good Book” shares the near religious experience many of us draw from hip-hop. Raw, secular sounds informed by powerful, communal songs.

This is the first step in a journey that began when I anxiously peeled the plastic off BDP’s “By All Means Necessary” tape in the summer of 1988. I’m excited to continue to find new and exciting ways to experience and share music.

Enjoy
Frank The Butcher

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BAU & Deadline LTD present Frank The Butcher & DJ7L Illegal Business Mix

Just in time for the holidays, BAU joins forces with Deadline LTD on the 2 part Illegal Business Mix by Frank The Butcher & DJ7L. This mix features grimy 90’s NYC rap music.

That simple.

Merry F*ckin Xmas.

Side A

1 – Clark Kent Illegal Business Intro
2 – Deadline Intro
3 – Real Live – Real Live Shit
4 – Redman – Smoke a Blunt Too
5 – Smooth Da Hustler – Broken Language
6 – Cru – Tunnel Freestyle
7 – Cormega – Dead Man Walking
8 – Fat Joe & Big Pun – Firewater
9 – Blahzay Blahzay – Danger Part 2
10 – CNN – T.O.N.Y
11 – CNN & Tragedy – L.A. L.A.
12 – L.O.X & Biggie – You’ll See
13 – Jay Z – Friend or Foe
14 – Jay Z – Friend or Foe Pt.2
15 – Pudgee Tha Fat Bastard, Biggie & Lord Tariq- Think Big
16 – Mobb Deep – Still Shinin’
17 – M.O.P & Kool G Rap – Stick to Ur Gunz
18 – Nas – Trackmasterz Freestyle 96′

Side B

1 – DJ Premier Illegal Business Intro
2 – Nas & Mobb Deep – Live N**** Rap
3 – Wu Tang Clan – Winter Warz
4 – Big Noyd – Recognize & Realize
5 – Gang Starr – The Question Remains
6 – Tragedy & Iman Thug – Illuminati
7 – Notorious B.I.G – Come on (DJ 7L Remix)
8 – Notorious B.I.G – Machine Gun Funk (19:19)
9 – Notorious B.I.G – 10 Crack Commandments (DJ 7L/45 King Mix)
10 – Black Moon & Smif N Wessun – Heads Ain’t Ready
11 – Group Home – Tha Realness
12 – L.O.X – N****s Done Started Something
13 – Royal Flush – Worldwide
14 – Big L & Fat Joe – The Enemy

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Frank The Butcher /BAU x Reebok DMX Run “10|15”

Frank The Butcher has teamed with Reebok to give the DMX Run 10 a luxury spin. Coined the “10|15,” in nod to the number of years the shoe was off the market, the FTB version features a Cordura ballistic nylon upper with garment leather overlays. Accentuated by a smoke grey outsole and speckled trail laces, the late-90s classic celebrates its athletic heritage and street-certified style in fresh dress.

“I believed one of the greatest running models ever deserved a premium “welcome back” make over,” said Frank the Butcher. “Replacing traditional athletic meshes for full grain leather, the shoe takes on a superior feel that reflects the legacy of the model.”

Flipping out the traditional Vector at the heel, Frank the Butcher adds a fresh graphic element to the DMX Run with a direct call to the new versions name, “DMX 10|15.” In addition, “DMX” and “10” and “FTB” and “15” are embroidered on the left and right tongue respectively.

The Frank The Butcher / BAU x Reebok DMX Run “10|15” will be available on www.AlwaysBAU.com on Black Friday and on 12/7 at premium Reebok accounts globally.

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Ariez Onasis “All A Dream” Produced By Butcher + Mighty


As a prelude to BAU’s next project, Butcher + Mighty join forces with Massachusetts rap phemon, Ariez Onasis, on the grind anthem “All A Dream”.

Cuts by: DJ7L
Mixed by: I Made The Beat

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The Butcher’s Block TV Ep. 18 | Greg Lucci of Gourmet Footwear

Episode 18 comes to you from Las Vegas where Frank The Butcher sits with the owner and designer of Gourmet Footwear Greg Lucci. Tune in as they discuss Gourmet’s early days, Lucci’s long history in the fashion industry and the design risks that are necessary to ensure your brand has an identity.

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Planet Asia “You Go Slavia” (Produced By Frank The Butcher & Paul Mighty)

Off of Frank The Butcher’s BAU “All Is Fair” project produced by Frank The Butcher & Paul Mighty.

“All Is Fair” CD now available free with purchase on www.AlwaysBAU.com

BAU (Business As Usual) Season II – Fall/Winter Lookbook

Frank The Butcher launches the second season of his BAU (Business As Usual) brand. The fall offering is an extension of BAU’s inaugural season reinforcing core branding language while introducing French terry pieces. All pieces are cut & sewn specifically for the brand with an emphasis on execution and fit.

BAU is now available from Bodega (Boston), Saint Alfred (Chicago), Kicks/HI (Hawaii), Colette (Paris), Foot Patrol (London), Sneaker Politics (Louisiana), Livestock (Vancouver / Toronto), Reed Space (NYC), plus other fine retailers and available now at www.AlwaysBAU.com

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H-Town Sneaker Summit featuring Rosa Acosta, Crooks & Castles & Jason Markk

Had a chance to visit this summer’s H-Town Sneaker Summit.

Interviewed Rosa Acosta, Chief of Crooks & Castles and Jason Markk.

Check it out below

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