Food and Rap. Can you combine the two? Action Bronson can. As an ex chef, this Queens MC doesn’t just drop rhymes about your everyday steak and chips. He raps about proscuitto, blue cheese and aged wines. One would have to assume he knows what he’s talking about. Mind you, his rhymes are not just limited to food. He has somehow managed to create a rather ruthless track about killing an ex girlfriend, wrapping her in carpet and dumping her in the middle of a lake and naming it ‘Brunch’. Intrigued? I was too. On closer inspection ‘Shiraz’ is my favourite so far. An effortlessly chilled track about food, weed and babes filmed between a gourmet food deli and a park picnic. Dream result.
A couple of other points should be made clear about this relative newcomer to the hip hop scene. If the expression “you can’t trust a skinny chef” rings true, Action Bronson is practically Mary Poppins in trusting standards. He is a big boy. Rocking around with a solid beard, Knicks cap and a blunt tucked into his Oakley glasses he fits the rapping mould like a glove. His voice and style has an uncanny resemblance to Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah. Not a bad comparison I reckon. He has even collaborated with Ghostface on Wu-Tang Clans 2011 album on the sick track ‘Meteor Hammer‘ . To finish, a quote from the man himself. “My go-to dish is a bucatini pasta with olive oil and a little bit of sour diesel (marijuana) mixed into it. I extract the sour into the oil, then I toss it with some broccolini, red-pepper flakes and toasted garlic. I could eat that every day, it gets me goddamn demolished man” (Rolling Stone, March 2012)
Keen for a taste?