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Action Bronson – Actin Crazy

It is no lie that Action Bronson likes to sing about acting crazy. At thirty-one, Arian Asllani is unequivocally and comparatively your new age, beanie wearing Fatman Scoop of 2015.

Action Bronson

Not letting up for a second in the lead up to the release of Mr Wonderful, Action Bronson’s flow is crazy good on Actin’ Crazy!

From Flushings, Queens, New York, rapping comes naturally to Action Bronson, or should I just call him Action? or Bronson? Action started out in 2008 as a rapper and a chef, and living in New York, he has lots of writer’s inspiration. At this stage, he kneaded good lyrics and appetising beats together simultaneously, making a bigger name for himself, not just as a chef. This makes sense when a reoccurring theme in his song is the concept of food.

Funny fact: ‘Action in the Kitchen’ named his own online cooking show which he hosted while being a well respected gourmet chef in New York. He then gained recognition and respect for lyrically and stylistically sounding similar to rapper: Ghostface Killah who he collaborated, along with fellow rapper Termanology, on a single named Meteor Hammer which featured on the 2011 compilation album Legendary Weapons.

In 2012, four years after being a big New York hip hop name, he signed with Warner Brothers Records and Atlantic Records’ imprint, Vice Records. Action Bronson is associated with other well respected rappers in the game: Wiz Khalifa, Riff Raff, Statik Selektah, The Alchemist, Party Suplies and Harry Fraud. His other influences range from Moob Deep to Wu-Tang Clan.

A busy body, Domo Genisis and The Alchemist’s debut collaboration album, No Idols featured Action Bronson where he contributed to tracks: Elimination Chamber and News Daily both also featuring Earl Sweatshirt. In 2013, Action Bronson played the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Actin Crazy is the latest track from the rapper and is the sneak peak tune into his highly anticipated debut album, Mr. Wonderful which is out on the 24th of March 2015. This song was produced by hitmaker Noah “40” Shebib, otherwise known as Drake’s in-house helper. This track is being streamed wildly online in less than a week that it was dropped online. In this song Action Bronson can sound like Kanye from songs on Yeezus and makes a noise that crashes louder than waves.

With slow attached synths and hard beats this song is one big dose of action. There is a lot of creativity in this song with lyrics like, ‘I should kiss myself, I’m staring at the man inside the mirror. The reflection shows a wolf dog, God damn I’m still cute dog yeah.’ Apart from this rather simple yet affective line, Action Bronson’s flow and overall vocabulary is up to the standard of other big names in the hip hop game. The song has a good tempo that resembles work from other New York rappers.

Comments online tell me that some fans would have liked Drake to feature on this album but I think that the song speaks volumes about Action Bronson’s own independent music path that he continues to pave.

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