Action Bronson's fans love him, no doubt, but will they love Mr. Wonderful? That was the question asked by Sowmya Krishnamurthy in last week's music feature about the rapper, whose major-label debut is out today.
Action Bronson in the video for "Baby Blue," which pays tribute to comedy classic Coming to America.
Bronson tells the Voice: "I don't know. I've given a lot [of music] away. Let's see if the business works for me.
"You want to do numbers. It's a numbers game. Motherfuckers look like, 'Oh, he sold this.' I don't wanna look like a schmuck on the first week."
The story of Bronson, born Ariyan Arslani, and his move to music (a chef who broke his leg who made a go of rap while laid-up) is well-known, and Mr. Wonderful includes the usual sampling of food references, from the adventurous (biting eel by the dozen) to the everyday (a trip to IHOP).
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