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Action Bronson

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November 19, 2012

Like the slabs of steak this part-time chef hands out at his shows, Action Bronson's musical formula is easy to love: nunchakus-speed boasts about weed, fellatio, food and B-film schemes ("Flick chives in the soup/Stick knives where you poop"), Nineties-baby shout-outs (Danny Tanner, "Bitches blowin' on my dick like a [video game] cartridge") and narrative scenes dense enough to make Ghostface salivate. He doesn't tweak it on this ­mixtape except to bring in Alchemist, Eminem's DJ, as producer for extra-claustrophobic menace (see the skull-crushing guitars on "The Symbol"). It's shtick, sure, but one only a dour vegan would gripe about. 

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