In 2011, Action Bronson suffered a broken leg in an accident involving a wet floor as a chef in a Queens restaurant. In the wake of the accident, Action began a rap career, releasing a steady stream of mixtapes such as Dr. Lecter, Rare Chandeliers, Blue Chips, and Blue Chips 2 which has earned him international success and respect amongst the hip-hop devout. His musical style leans heavily towards the 90's boom-bap era, but Action's lyrical content is unique, filled with unordinary references to food, sports, cars, women, and pop culture often making fun of himself in the process. Following the release of Action Bronson's major-label debut album Mr. Wonderful in 2015, his focused seemed to shift towards his television show F*ck, That's Delicious. In August 2017, Action Bronson released the much anticipated third entry in the Blue Chips series and his second major label album Blue Chips 7000.
Ghostface Killah with a heavier dose of comedy and wild antics.
Why You Should Care:
Action Bronson, hailing from Queens, New York, is a chef turned rapper that since 2011 has emerged from underground as one of the most polished lyricists in rap. His bars are full of personality and wit that lead to a unique variety references to food, sports, music, or just how he sees himself as a modern-day superhero.
Blue Chips 7000 is the third entry into Action Bronson Blue Chips series. The album released August 25, 2017, on Atlantic Records. His second to last tour stop for Blue Chips 7000 will at the Fillmore Silver Spring this Friday, December 22, 2017. Tickets are still available HERE.
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