Concerts

Action Bronson: "It's Back in Style Again to Sound Like You're from New York"

Laying down bars about the five-star three-course meal you just consumed with the foreign mistress you approved to ride shotgun in your Bugatti is no simple task. Well, actually, it's the simplest task in modern rap. But to do so in the raunchiest, most perverse, and glorified comedic way requires the talent and skill of Action Bronson.

On the track "No Time," the Flushing, Queens rapper recites, "I need a wifey tongue longer than Kakey/Shoot the gun right when I whistle/Plus she will never snake me/Do a split on my dick/If I'm sick, she'll even clean me if I shit my pants/So I'm taking her to France with me." See? Quality.

The big but athletic rapper was a gourmet chef who cooked for the New York Mets. But in his current role, he fills a void left by Ol' Dirty Bastard, Big Pun, and Redman with a voice reminiscent of Ghostface Killah.

Comedic performances in the '70s-inspired video for "The Symbol" and his latest, "Strictly 4 My Jeeps," rival Saturday Night Live sketches. He handles his live performances in a similarly boisterous manner, going the audacious route by abandoning the stage and rapping verses while spectators shove for an opportunity to embrace him and take pictures as evidence of that magical moment.

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