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01.15.15 Rhett Jones

“You hear me Flex!?” “I hear you!!” And thus, Native Queens rapper Action Bronson has fulfilled his dream of rocking the mic on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show. Bronson stopped by Flex’s studio on Wednesday and brought so much fire and enthusiasm to his freestyle set that his headphones fell off. Action Bronson is one […]

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08.18.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, artist and comedian Sean Joseph Patrick Carney talks about making Experimental Aioli, seven signature aioli flavors paying tribute to a New York individual or institution of cultural influence including Bill de Blasio, Action Bronson and Matthew Barney for a performance installation […]

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02.04.14 Andy Cush

Smoking weed onstage is pretty tame, as far as Action Bronson goes. I saw him toss what looked like dozens of dime bags into the crowd at a Brooklyn show in 2012 (he did the same thing but with steaks a few weeks later), and he’s also thrown fans from the stage and relegated hecklers […]

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08.26.13 Andy Cush

When we spoke to veteran hip-hop blogger Byron Crawford last week, one of the things we touched upon was his love for NYC rappers Action Bronson and Meyhem Lauren. Now, here’s a video featuring that indomitable duo along with virtuosic producer Harry Fraud and Brooklyn hardhead Ag Da Coroner. As marionettes. It’s great. […]

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03.28.13 Andy Cush

Each week in Sample Wars, we’ll pit two songs which sample the same source material head-to-head against each other, to determine which one rocked the sample better. As you may have heard, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers dropped this month. As a tribute to the sartorial inspiration for James Franco’s Alien, we’re deconstructing one of RiFF RAFF’s best love […]

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12.18.12 Andy Cush

“1 Train,” the most hotly anticipated track from A$AP Rocky’s forthcoming Long. Live. A$AP., dropped today, and the result–a six-minute posse cut featuring Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T., and Joey Bada$$–mostly delivers on its promise. It isn’t quite on the level of “The Last Huzzah” as far as capturing the current […]

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12.07.12 Andy Cush

Everyone’s favorite gourmet-chef-turned-giddy-free-associative-rapper just got his first signature product. And though it isn’t a microphone or cooking implement, it’s might be the next-most necessary thing for creating or enjoying Action Bronson’s special brand of music: a vaporizer. From the wizards at Grenco Science, the Action Bronson microG is “micro in size yet monumental in capability,” […]

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10.22.12 Andy Cush

Remember last week, when Action Bronson dropped that incredible music video trailer featuring a blonde wig, a ’70s Thunderbird, and copious amounts of cocaine? Today, the full video dropped and it’s everything you could have possibly hoped for. On first listen, the track leaves something to be desired–though that has more to do with the […]

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10.19.12 Andy Cush

In this teaser clip for his forthcoming “The Symbol” video, Action Bronson dons a blonde pageboy wig, dresses up as Santa Claus, and kicks a woman in the face, all in grainy, ’70s-style slow-mo. It usually comes off as pretentious when artists release trailers for albums and music videos, but this one is just straight-up […]

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08.23.12 Andy Cush & Aymann Ismail

Yesterday, State Senator Malcolm Smith held a press conference in Times Square in which he demanded a public apology from Lil Wayne for making some disparaging remarks about our city. “Flat out: I don’t like New York,” Weezy told MTV earlier this week, a comment that came after Wayne’s 2007 gun arrest in NYC as […]

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