Action Bronson Is In Control Of His Music Again & He’s Back To Being Grimy (Audio)
Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look. To help with that task, we’ve created a playlists with recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so. We update it regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.
It has been almost exactly a year and a month since Queens, New York microphone heavyweight Action Bronson dropped the well-received Blue Chips 7000. The LP was his last album for Vice/Atlantic Records, so the upcoming White Bronco marks a return to independence. Now, while he is free from major label interference, he did make sure to partner with one of the top indie distributors in North America, Empire Distribution, which should make fans confident that his projects will be handled professionally.
With complete creative control, Bam Bam Baklava has put even more of his stamp on this title track lead single, “White Bronco,” than his multitude of past releases. It’s not clear if the single cover art is handled by Bronsolino, but it is definitely based on the piece he painted for the album cover. He also brings in his five-piece band, The Special Victims Unit, from his late-night series The Untitled Action Bronson Show to give the track that live electricity. However, Griselda Records in-house producer Daringer also gets credit on the beat.
To showcase SVU’s buttery flavor, Action lets them spark the cut with a 45-second instrumental intro before the actual beat kicks in. The soft keys and sax float on the air like a fragrant scent, before some classic breakbeat drums drop in and the Flushing rapper goes in. His charisma and humor are on full display as he casually demolishes the competition. It’s hard not to crack a smile when he spits, “This new sh*t swing like Tiger at the Masters / Man, I don’t f*ck with none of these bastards / I’m like a f*cking father to these bastards / Shut the f*ck up and eat your puddin’ / Twenty alligators died for this sh*t I put my foot in / You barely got your foot in / Everything I did, they said I couldn’t / Now it’s middle finger up with the hoodie / Eyes dumb low, smoking goodie goodie.” This quickie cut is likely to satisfy Heads, but leave them more fiending at the same time.
In addition to new Bam Bam, the playlist features recent music from Bun B, Run The Jewels, Wu-Tang Clan, Mac Miller, Buddy, Missy Elliott, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes, Buddy, Childish Gambino, Drake, Nas, Jay Rock, Westside Gunn, Kanye West & Kid Cudi, Pusha-T, Black Thought & 9th Wonder, Dave East, Royce 5’9 (and his group PRhyme), Dr. Octagon, Phonte, J. Cole, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, Black Milk, Eminem, Lute, Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Brent Faiyaz, Freddie Gibbs, CyHi The Prynce, Saba, Rapsody, Sylvan LaCue, Evidence, Big K.R.I.T., Nipsey Hussle, and a host of others.