Seven Great Things About Action Bronson's Blue Chips 2 That Do Not Involve Food

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Blue Chips 2

Action Bronson likes food. We know this because all reports of the Flushing, Queens, rap icon-in-the-making are seemingly mandated to point out that he's something of the gourmand and, at one point, held down professional chef duties. (Hey, we did the whole food reference thing ourselves for Rare Chandeliers!) But Bronson's also an exceedingly fine and entertaining rapper on his own merits. So with Blue Chips 2, cut in tandem with producer Party Supplies, dropping last week, here's seven non-sustenance-related reasons to be cheerful for Bronsolino's latest.

See also: Every Food Reference on Action Bronson's New Album Rare Chandeliers


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AG the Coroner: Inspired by Biggie, Cosigned by Action Bronson, Signed by Roc Marciano

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AG The Coroner
"I had a friend who just so happened to be working in the freezer when I got here and he was able to cut some corners for me," says AG the Coroner, the Brooklyn-based rapper, about what until recently was his day job in the dead body storage department of a hospital. These days, AG has been moved to a more spritely part of the hospital while also seeing his rap career begin to flourish after signing to Man Bites Dog records at the suggestion of the label's head of A&R, Roc Marciano. As he readies up his full-length solo debut, Sip the Nectar, we checked in with AG to talk about his East New York come up, chopping it up with Biggie outside of Hot97, and how he rolls tight with Action Bronson.

See also: Every Food Reference on Action Bronson's New Album Rare Chandeliers

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Action Bronson on Saaab Stories' Controversial Artwork, Havoc's Twitter Fiasco

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Action Bronson is riding high. His new EP Saaab Stories, helmed by longtime producer Harry Fraud, debuted at #63 on the Billboard 200 (largely off the strength of the duo's own grassroots promo). Featuring the likes of Raekwon, Prodigy and the return of the trash-talking Big Body Bes, Saaab Stories is a rap fan's rap album. The Queens native and gourmand spoke to us, while appropriately noshing on Thai food in Williamsburg, about what he's been up to and what we can expect from his sold-out show at Santos Party House tonight.

See also: We Made A Five-Course Meal Out of Action Bronson Raps

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Five NYC Rappers Who Deserve To Be In XXL's 2013 Freshman Class Issue

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The newly-minted Vinny Cha$e

XXL magazine revealed their annual freshmen list today. Among the10 picks for future rap fame (plus a boxed-out bonus picture of Chief Keef's head), New York City is represented by the monolithic Action Bronson, Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$ and Angel Haze. In the interest of municipal pride then, here's five hometown rap chaps that we'd happily see replacing some of the more quizzical picks on the cover.

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When Not Making Rap Hits, Harry Fraud Surfs With Manatees and Rocks Out to Sublime

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Harry Fraud
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.

Hit man Harry Fraud dropped his new Adrift project today, which the hip-hop producer has teased on Twitter to be a mix of "stuff you may have heard and stuff you may have missed as well as a few others things I been holding on to." Adrift will be followed by a soon-coming EP with Brooklyn spitter Eddie B, and then a further collaboration with his blunt brother Action Bronson. Taking a minute out from his hectic production schedule, we hit up Harry and asked him to explain away his timeline references to Sublime albums, Danny Brown's rapped reaction to MTV's hottest MC list, and downtime spent surfing with manatees.

See also:Harry Fraud's Top Five Producers This Year: "Alchemist, Alchemist, Alchemist, Alchemist, and Alchemist"

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We Made A Five-Course Meal Out of Action Bronson Raps

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Flushing's own Action Bronson raps a lot about food. You know this already. We attempted to make a meal out of his words. Five courses in all. We're still full.

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So we asked ourselves: can you make an five-course gourmet meal using only foodstuffs rapped about by Bronson? The answer is: yes. And it involves so much butter, oil and animal fat, it would probably kill men from lesser cities. But this is New York (unofficial food slogan: "sack up and eat"). Let's get to work.

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Action Bronson on Mac Miller, Oxtail, and Why You Won't Ever See Him Wearing A Skirt

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Unquestionably New York's biggest do-no-wrong rap story of 2012 was Bronsalino, the Albanian Queens-native chef in which rap fans witnessed the face (well, cadence) of the blessed Tony Starks. Lobbing the early career peak Blue Chips onto the web for free and following it up with Rare Chandeliers for good measure, Action Bronson signed to VICE Records and made countless critics' lists by the end of the year flowing unpretentiously on typical rap fare (girls, chronic, hookers,) and his own patents (food, obscure athletes, food). We caught up with him backstage at Philly's Blockley Pourhouse to learn about oxtail, weed and uh, Mac Miller.

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- Five Action Bronson Wrestling References Explained

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Five Action Bronson Wrestling References Explained

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Tonight one of New York's favorite new hometown heroes, Action Bronson, plays Brooklyn Bowl. While there's been much discussed in regard to his frequent references to food, be it invoking particular dishes as a metaphor, a by-product of his vivid storytelling or employed to advance a narrative, not many have tried to dissect his other favorite subject: professional wrestling. This could be due to wrestling (or, as the WWE would rather you call it, "sports-entertainment") usually holding a self-contained audience in pop culture and, as a result, its references in popular music often go over the heads of most listeners. For instance, how many of your friends can tell you what "Watching Grunge legdrop New Jack through a press table" in Weezer's "El Scorcho" actually means?

That in mind, to help listeners understand and appreciate certain Action Bronson lines they otherwise may not have caught, here's our five favorite Action Bronson wrestling references explained.

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- Action Bronson's Best Tweets

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Welcome To The Quiet Storm: A Primer on Drumless Rap

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Boom-bap be damned! The latest micro-movement in hip-hop involves rappers layering their rhymes over production that either ditches the idea of using drums entirely or mixes any errant snares so low down in the mix as to be barely audible. Hooked around the interchangeable Action Bronson, Roc Marcy and Alchemist trifecta, here's a primer on the quiet storm that's beginning to define the tail-end of 2012's rap schedule.

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- Meat Guns, Weed Brownies, and Riesling: Our Conversation With Roc Marciano
- Every Food Reference on Action Bronson's New Album Rare Chandeliers
- Party Supplies' Five-Step Guide To Making Music From YouTube


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Every Food Reference on Action Bronson's New Album Rare Chandeliers

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Action Bronson released his new Rare Chandeliers album today as a free download! As befits New York's finest rapping gourmand, the project brims with references to foodstuffs. So having had a chance to digest the latest of Bronson's banquets, here's a handy guide to the spread of tasty verbals sprinkled across the project--complete with dinner guest Styles P attempting to get in on the action by turning up to the feast with a Swanson TV dinner. Now go 'head and pass that fennel-laced lamb.

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- Action Bronson And Party Supplies Team Up
- Action Bronson's Best Tweets


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