Action Bronson – “The Symbol” (Official Video)
Action Bronson, in case you didn’t know, is the hottest real big apple rapper to explode out of NY in ages. Sure the A$AP Mob (with their various NY repping members) have been clocking more column inches, Joey Bada$$ has been continuing the dollar sign renaissance in the city and Azealia Banks is nothing if not attention grabbing, but for a rapper who bleeds everything the city represents look no further than the ginger bearded spitter. With a voice and flow that sounds like a hybrid of Ghostface and Pun, coupled with a lyrical ingenuity that deserves to be held up in the same breath as both those and classic crime 5 boroughs slanging emcees such as Kool G Rap and Raekwon, and it’s not hard to see why this is an emcee with a bluster of deserving hype.
The above is the video to track the Symbol, forthcoming off the wholly Alchemist produced mixtape ‘Rare Chandeliers’. The production is awesome, dusty guitars licks allowing for Bronson’s breathy rapid fire delivery to wooze over brilliantly. Aside from Preemo no non NY bred producer has come close to crafting the classic big apple sound, in fact the vast majority from there haven;t either, so this is set up to be an absolute masterpiece. Props as well to Madnice Marauders for sending me to the video via their Facebook page.
Want more Bronson? Stream his last mixtape Bon Appetit Bitch via Spotify below: