Action Bronson’s Fed Up With Ghostface Comparisons. Did He Throw Poisonous Darts? (Video)

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Since Action Bronson’s 2011 breakthrough, many fans, critics, and lovers of music have pointed out similarities to his imagery, vocal tone, and lyrical style to that of Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah. Even in that same year, both New York City MCs collaborated, on the Legendary Weapons compilation, an official Wu release.

Less than two months ago, in an interview with VladTV, Ghostface Killah spoke openly about those comparisons—admitting that in some instances, even he had confused the VICE/Atlantic Records artist with himself. Appearing on ESPN’s “Sports Nation,” hosts again acted Bronson about G.F.K. similarities. “I’m just glad it’s one of the greats,” began Bronson. As the banter continued, he said. “He’s not rappin’ like this no more.” Underneath some talking, Bronson replies he “never heard it” in regards to a show host mentioning Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD’s Sour Soul album. As the chatter continues, another host suggests “Ghost needs” a certain remix. Bronson appears to reply, “He needs something.”

Run the viewer-filmed tapes:

Today (July 11), Bam Bam Bronson took to Twitter to attempt to put those comparisons to bed, and clarify his Sports Nation appearance. In a series of tweets, the Queens, New York MC said he meant no disrespect to his Staten Island collaborator. Instead, Action blamed lazy media for perpetuating something that only hampers both artists.

In his solo career, Ghostface has one platinum and one gold-certified album, and a #2 debut (in 1996 and 2000, respectively). Bronson scored his first Top 10 appearance earlier this year.

There are some questions to consider…

Especially in comparing Mr. Wonderful with Twelve Reasons To Die II (both 2015 releases), is Action Bronson justified in putting these nagging talking-points to bed? Knowing Ghostface Killah’s reported bump-in’s with Tony Yayo, 50 Cent, and The Notorious B.I.G., should Bronson’s guard be up for a reply?

As for media, should music journalists be held accountable for a sports show’s questions?

Related: Even Ghostface Killah Thinks Action Bronson Sounds Like Him…But He’s Not Mad (Video)