Action Bronson Is Independent Again. He Celebrates With A Lovely Collabo With Alchemist (Audio)
For the first time in roughly five years, Action Bronson is a free agent. After publicly griping about the situation with his label Vice/Atlantic Records online last Spring, the New Yorker returns to the independent status that earned him a strong following at the top of the decade. Since then, he’s become a mainstream force thanks to his Vice show, F*ck That’s Delicious and a series of high-profile releases and albums.
With a new game-plan, Baklava confirmed his status while announcing an upcoming mixtape titled White Bronco. It is presumably a reference to O.J. Simpson’s 1994 freeway ride. Mixtapes and street LPs made Bronson an exciting draw since he first started making noise. He has teamed up with longtime ally Alchemist on ALC’s new EP, Lunch Meat. “The Hopeless Romantic” was recorded recently, as the husky Queens MC mentions he liberation from label life. Al’ and Action are frequent collaborators in music as well as TV. The beat loops up a dope soul sample that’s heavy on the horns, creating the kind of vibe that Bam Bam typically favors.
It sounds like the MC born Ariyan Arslani is in a good place mentally because the lyrics sound both effortless and confident. He alludes to his celebrated debut album, Dr. Lecter, when he ends the song with: “If I was broke, you’d be running your sh*t / Poke your kidney with the knife I cut an onion wit’ / Then poach your kidney with some onions and sh*t / It’s me!” Action returns to the script that set his Rap career off with fresh 2018 bars. This is gourmet Lunch Meat. Speaking of, Bronson will also release his second cookbook this year tentatively titled Stoned Beyond Belief.