Action Bronson

Action Bronson - Blue Chips 2
//photo by terry richardson

Honestly kind of surprised we haven’t posted on Action Bronson before, but this dude is everywhere so it would be more surprising if you hadn’t come across him already elsewhere. Action Bronson reps NYC to the fullest, sometimes catching flack for a style that is eerily similar to the legendary Ghostface. Personally, I’ve come to appreciate Bronson’s own unique flavor; his history as a chef shines with frequent food-centric raps and an off-beat sense of humor.

Blue Chips 2 is the second mixtape collaboration between Action Bronson and producer Party Supplies. The first Blue Chips was an instant classic, and the sequel delivers more of the same, riding the line between goofball samples and hard-edged classic NY raps. The sound shows a true appreciation for hip-hop, but where most producers are looking for rare and unknown samples, Party Supplies has fun flipping something so obvious you would never expect it; check Pepe Lopez for a ridiculous but effective loop of Tequila. This collaboration is basically what hip-hop is all about, beats that knock and clever rhymes that catch you off-guard. This mixtape had me hitting rewind every 30 seconds, alternating between deciphering slang and chuckling at a pop culture reference. Check this line from Flip Ya:

“Take the world over, sit AC Slater style on your girl’s shoulder,
then have a cold soda, if you ain’t with me roll over”

Action Bronson – Jackson Travolta (Ft. Mayhem Lauren)
Action Bronson – Flip Ya (Ft. Retchy P)
Action Bronson – The Don’s Cheek

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One Response to “Action Bronson”

  1. kennynycebeats Says:

    the first blue chips is a classic and i love the collab with the alchemist

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