Action Bronson – “Easy Rider” Aug20

Action Bronson – “Easy Rider”...

Inspired by the movie of the same name, Action Bronson’s video for “Easy Rider” is a libidinous and hedonistic trip into the mind of today’s best rapper. Party Supplies has created a wiry, ominous production underpinned with guitars and wicked bassline. With Bronson’s adept storytelling, “Easy Rider” is a beautifully constructed composition that rappers and musicians should aspire to on their work. If all that sounds like hyperbole, just watch the video. Everything Action Bronson does is over the top, yet his music is rooted in organic sounds. This could’ve been the soundtrack to some French indie flick in the 70s. Instead this could be the future of rap music. Actually this says what I want to say much more succinctly. @ActionBronson just dropped the 2014 "November Rain" on cats. — Christopher L. Inoa (@TatteredFedora) August 20, 2014 “Easy Rider” is out now. The album, which I hope is called Mr. Wonderful, will be out later....

Ab-Soul feat. Action Bronson and Asaad – “Stigmata” May30

Ab-Soul feat. Action Bronson and Asaad – “Stigmata”...

Ab-Soul is unsung hero of Top Dawg Entertainment. If Kendrick Lamar is point guard and ScHoolboy Q is the power forward, then Ab-Soul is wing player that does a little of everything. Jazzy production, rapping, a little singing, a hip hop artist who creates music from a slew of angles. “Stigmata” is a record that doesn’t need Action or Asaad. Ab-Soul’s lyrics and voice are clearly the star; it’s a shame that the features were even included because they are definitely up to task. Maybe other higher ups realized this because the promotional video takes a very literal pass at Ab’s lyrics and omits the features. These Days… coming June 24th....

The Alchemist & Budgie feat. Action Bronson, A$ton Matthews, and J.Rocc – “With My Soul” Mar12

The Alchemist & Budgie feat. Action Bronson, A$ton Matthews, and J.Rocc – “With My Soul”...

I don’t know know much influence The Alchemist has on Budgie’s production methods, but this beat is a fucking banger. I haven’t heard horns that crisp and forthright on a rap song since “The Funeral” hit the massive. And Bronsolini gets first crack at this cacophony with this line: What if Allen Iverson was Chinese riding on a Harley? What the fuck is that? The microphone can barely handle the intricate bars of non sequitir verbal wordplay. A$ton Matthews continues to impress me as a gruff counter voice to Action’s rapid delivery. Budgie’s album is available at this link. I am inferring that the production is gospel-based. And it definitely works as source material....

Curren$y feat. Action Bronson – “Godfather 4” Jan30

Curren$y feat. Action Bronson – “Godfather 4”...

Produced by Jet Life cohort, Nesby Phips, who I’ve been a big fan of since “Prioritize,” “Magic,” and “Funk’d Out As Is.” From the upcoming Curren$y album, The Drive In Theatre. (2dopeboyz) BTW I have no problem with Curren$y’s dollar sign, because it goes with his name. You still got a problem? Make you own damn blog and suck a...

A$ton Matthews feat. Action Bronson and Flatbush ZOMBiES – “TLC” Jan30

A$ton Matthews feat. Action Bronson and Flatbush ZOMBiES – “TLC”...

Real talk. I fucking hate rappers who substitute dollar signs for the letter “s” in their name. If you ain’t Too $hort, you ain’t got enough money to justify the dollar sign anyways. Stay aspirational but stay in your lane. BTW maybe another day I’ll be interested in 3 verses from Aston Matthews, but today I’ll take one each from Action, Meech, and Juice....