MITMondays: Action Bronson is Back
As of late we have been getting a lot of quality music. From Ferg to Dave East to Kodak to the A$AP Mob. Lowkey, its been a music overload these past couple of weeks. Making it harder for artist to really grab the attention of listeners. This week Action Bronson grabbed my attention with the latest installment in his Blue Chips Series with Blue Chips 7000. For those who don't know Action Bronson is a rapper from New York who is definitely in his own lane. Listening to his music is an experience like no other because you honestly don't know what he's going to say and sometimes it's some really wild stuff. Recently he has been putting in a lot of work with Vice hosting several shows on their platform and has dropped a new book as well. But we're going to focus on the music.
It has been two years since Action Bronson has released a project and Blue Chips 7000 was well worth the wait. I always liked Action Bronson because he gave us outlandish bars over beats that you would hear Curren$y on. Blue Chips 7000 is defintiely an extension of that blueprint which keeps his fans coming back for more. The project is 13 tracks in length with limited features. he has the usual Mayhem Lauren and Big Body Bes but he also sneaks in a Rick Ross feature in on us as well.
The project starts of in a way only Action Bronson can, which is a conversation about being high. Then there is a smooth transition into a jazzy melody where Bronson begins to give us those outlandish raps we have been waiting for. The intro sets the tone for the project which is that jazzy feel. Action didn't stray to far when it came to the producers sticking with Party Supplies, The Alchemist, Harry Fraud and Knxwledge, although he did throw a new name in the mix with Daringer.
There were a few tracks that stood out to me on this project, the most notable being TANK. I love the beat on this song it feels like a song you would hear in the 70s and Action was right at home on this beat. One line that was dope was when he said "somehow we got Jeeps in jail tell the judge, It's all good, go 'head and keep that bail/ It's me, you can't touch me like Hammer." At the end we get an outlandish outro from Body that ends the song perfectly. Another track that I enjoyed was 9-24-7000. This track featured Rick Ross and it was definitely a pairing thatIi am a little upset this is the first time these two are on a track together. Ross and Bronson is a dope combo that worked perfectly. So much so I had to run it back a few time when I first heard it.
Blue Chips 7000 was definitely a dope project. Action Bronson reminded me why I listened to his music and made me realize the two year wait was worth it. Another thing about this album that is overlooked is the length. Artists lately have been giving us 17/18 track project with some throw aways. By time you get to track 12 you really don't want to go any further. Bronson on the other hand gave us 13 tracks that kept me wanting more. As Always...