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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 25, 2017 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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To conclude his Blue Chips trilogy Arian Asllani, a.k.a. Action Bronson, brought out the heavy artillery for an extra-large album. The unique flow of this chef from Queens (his first cooking book, F*ck, That's Delicious: An Annotated Guide To Eating Well, was published by Abrams Books two weeks after the release of Blue Chips 7000, zigzagging on funkier productions than usual by Alchemist, Harry Fraud and the Justin Nealis/Sean Mahon duo, also known as Party Supplies. The result is an overly greasy and groovy original soundtrack. Compared to most rap albums nowadays, Blue Chips 7000 is filled with samples (often obscure and delightful) which give it a delicious old-school flavour (very 70s keys on My Right Lung) and a change from the auto tune excesses that hip hop fans have had to endure for almost a decade… Bronsolino invited Big Body Bes, Mayhem Lauren and the great Rick Ross to his kitchen for a few mucho caliente featurings. And in terms of writing skills, Action Bronson once again shows he is one step above the fray with caustic and often hilarious lyrics. © MZ/Qobuz
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released March 23, 2015 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released July 3, 2015 | ABC Records

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released November 1, 2018 | Action Bronson Corp. - EMPIRE

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released March 23, 2015 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Benefiting from mixtapes like rock bands used to benefit from pre-debut tours, chef turned rapper Action Bronson is wonderfully loose and comfortable on his first full-length, the audaciously and aptly titled Mr. Wonderful. Album opener "Brand New Car" forgoes the usual bombastic intro for a cheeky, goofy track, one that stops and starts at will while offering "That girl on top of me: pornography/She only want me for my guapery" in a voice that's gruff and powerful. Billy Joel is skillfully sampled by producer Mark Ronson on the cut, while highlight "Terry" later uses the Piano Man's name as a sign of success (from then's "First time whacked off, was a Penthouse" to now's "Billy Joel at the Garden/Should I get a skybox?"), but all the insider chef talk, all the cutting-edge alt-hip-hop references, and all the left-field production ideas from the underground days remain, as Mr. Wonderful is a subtle way to join the major leagues/major labels. Hooks and radio-worthy moments are supplied by the edgy likes of Chance the Rapper as "Baby Blue" bubbles with soul and venomously breaks up with an ex, sounding as if De La Soul could show a pimp hand. Closer "Easy Rider" clues into the freedom-driven spirit of its movie namesake and offers an elaborate, ambitious journey that proves both Action and co-conspirator/frequent producer Party Supplies make things sound "effortless," which could easily be misconstrued as "slacker." Other, less accessible examples include the exotic "The Passage" and "A Light in the Addict," a compelling six minutes' worth of sound art and rap-jazz. Through it all, Bronson balances brutish punch lines with a stunning wit, and tempers his lust for world travel and opulence with self-deprecating jokes, and yet, Mr. Wonderful is still just a tad too big and busy for the newcomer, as EP-sized intros always seemed more right-sized with Bronson. The merely curious can try one of those taster platters before gorging themselves on this rich, delicious meal. ~ David Jeffries
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released July 3, 2015 | ABT Records

"RARE CHANDELIERS pairs the Queens chef with hip-hop legend the Alchemist and finds the emcee stretching out amidst sweeping, cinematic beats."
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released June 11, 2013 | Atlantic Records

Released while he was causing controversy with his misogynist lyrics and derogatory comments about transvestites, the Saaab Stories EP is underground rapper Action Bronson's major-label debut, but those expecting an intro will be disappointed. Produced exclusively by Harry Fraud, the beats mix cloud rap and golden age boom bap to varying degrees, and while these busy and whirling constructions are quite attractive, they don't tend to push Bronson out front. Add the word-filled and murky "72 Virgins" as an intro, with the weird "I'm a grown man, since I had a baby dick" dropped in the lyrics as his credo, and this seems like insider stuff already, but tolerate the lack of cohesion on the front half and this EP gives up the strange and solid party tunes toward the back. "The Rockers" with Wiz Khalifa is a worthy stoner session with a "my money long, my weed strong, I ain't carin'" attitude. The whole EP is dude's night on a doo-doo level, and while that's always been a part of the whole Bronson package, it's strange to emphasize it on his first major release. Fans who like him reckless should check it, but for the full picture, start elsewhere. ~ David Jeffries
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 25, 2017 | Vice Records - Atlantic

To conclude his Blue Chips trilogy Arian Asllani, a.k.a. Action Bronson, brought out the heavy artillery for an extra-large album. The unique flow of this chef from Queens (his first cooking book, F*ck, That's Delicious: An Annotated Guide To Eating Well, was published by Abrams Books two weeks after the release of Blue Chips 7000, zigzagging on funkier productions than usual by Alchemist, Harry Fraud and the Justin Nealis/Sean Mahon duo, also known as Party Supplies. The result is an overly greasy and groovy original soundtrack. Compared to most rap albums nowadays, Blue Chips 7000 is filled with samples (often obscure and delightful) which give it a delicious old-school flavour (very 70s keys on My Right Lung) and a change from the auto tune excesses that hip hop fans have had to endure for almost a decade… Bronsolino invited Big Body Bes, Mayhem Lauren and the great Rick Ross to his kitchen for a few mucho caliente featurings. And in terms of writing skills, Action Bronson once again shows he is one step above the fray with caustic and often hilarious lyrics. © MZ/Qobuz
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released March 3, 2015 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released January 20, 2015 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 5, 2014 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Miscellaneous - Released October 19, 2018 | Action Bronson Corp. - EMPIRE

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released June 14, 2017 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released October 22, 2016 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released May 14, 2013 | Atlantic Records

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released September 3, 2016 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released July 27, 2017 | Vice Records - Atlantic

Rap/Hip-Hop - Released May 14, 2013 | Atlantic Records

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 21, 2017 | Vice Records - Atlantic

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Miscellaneous - Released September 21, 2018 | Action Bronson Corp. - EMPIRE

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