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 […]
Max Bell murdered Jar-Bar Binks.  There isn’t one Star Wars reference on Roc Marciano’s The Pimpire Strikes Back. It’s not a blatant disregard for source material so much as it is honest and telling revisionism. In other words, a young Marciano probably wasn’t rushing off to see George Lucas’ The Empire Strikes Back. Instead, he […]
I am well aware that Blue Chips 2 has already been posted all over the Internet, but if you didn’t think it has earned at least a pro forma post on this site, then my name isn’t Neon Boudreaux. It also so happens that I interviewed Bam Bam for Rolling Stone. We discussed grilled cheese, […]
Max Bell is doing Jamaican dances. Sequels rarely live up to the original. For every Blues Brothers there’s a Blues Brothers 2000. You hope for the best yet end up disappointed, admiring the intent more than the product itself. Really, it’s a matter of capturing the spur of the moment, recording the perfect combination of […]