As much as we malign rap for sport and clicks, it’s a solid sign for the genre’s health when the capitols are flourishing. LA and New York and Chicago and Atlanta are all amidst minor renaissances. This isn’t anything new, but the popular perception of New York as an overrated convalescent home feels obsolete (at […]
Max Bell is cruising in the whip with Gene Shalit, eating scallops. Fighting fans and security guards. Rapping in port-o-potties. Throwing weed,  TVs, and video game consoles into crowds. Consorting with Big Body Bes. To some, Action Bronson could seem “eccentric.” Hence, the second single off of his March 24th VICE/Atlantic debut, Mr. Wonderful, is “Actin […]
Recommended for the car thieves, miscellaneous flockers, getaway drivers, black lunged, paranoid vagrants, gun runners, strudel connoisseurs, wearers of both loose and tight pants, and fans of rap music. Danny and Bronson, beat by Al, from the GTA V soundtrack. Enjoy with a coffee and a danish with a chisel concealed inside it.
All in for the Freddie Gibbs and Action Bronson remake of Miami Vice. Bam Bam in all white like Don Johnson. Freddie Gibbs transforming Tubbs into an Adidas sweat-suited real killer and drug dealer. I’m unsure the last time anyone bought a nickel bag out in weed-liberated Southern California, but I’m sure it exists — […]
Peter Holslin smoked weed with Peter Fonda in 1969 Action Bronson is as Action Bronson does. The Queens rapper’s new song, “Easy Rider,” doesn’t have any fancy choruses or glossy radio-ready hooks or any of that stuff. But that’s not the kind of thing one would expect from the guy who once rapped over the […]
Brad Beatson is trying to get that Puff Daddy Money UPDATE: Episode 3 “White Trash Bruschetta and Henny Wings” In London, Bronson’s lost in translation while snacking on the world’s best pork buns and crushing room service. With the pinky out, he gets the finest lamb at the kebab house that could cure Magic’s cough, and taste tests beigels with […]
Chris Daly is cool, Chris Daly is fast French beat legend, Mr. Flash (who the well informed will recall dropped the first album on the Ed Banger label back in ’03), is getting ready to drop his proper debut, “Sonic Crusader,” this June. To prepare the uninitiated, Flash has dropped his first single, “Number One,” […]
Max Bell also enjoys the New Beverly theatre.  After 30 plus projects, summarizing and/or describing the tropes of Curren$y’s music seems futile. The kush is from L.A. and the wax is from the Bay. The kicks are dead stock, the finest vintage. The money, classic cars and women keep moving. I know, you know, and Curren$y […]
Will Hagle is eating gazpacho with Ralph Macchio. Hip-hop rarely gets this luxurious. While tuxedo and mask-wearing artists like Jay and Ye often force-feed their excess, Spitta and Bronsolino casually discuss their Italian marble floors over delicate strings. Neither have the star power to assert dominance over the throne, but their laid-back braggadocio suggests that […]
Jonah Bromwich steers the whip with one arm like Herman of Herman’s Military Antiques. Action Bronson is so consistent that it can be tough to figure out what makes his two best projects to date, Blue Chips and now Blue Chips 2, qualitatively better than other recent work. Saab Stories was underrated, and some feel […]