Action Bronson / Mr. Wonderful
Album: Mr. Wonderful   Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Action Bronson   Added:Jun 2015
Label:Vice Music Inc  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-06-26 Pull Date: 2015-08-28 Charts: Hip-Hop
Week Ending: Aug 23 Aug 16 Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 19, 2017: Munch Time
Baby Blue Feat. Chance The Rapper
4. Jan 05, 2016: subwoofer etc rough best of 2015
Actin Crazy
2. Aug 01, 2016: Everything A To Z Wk52
The Rising Feat. Big Body Bes
5. Sep 17, 2015: subwoofer etc
3. Mar 27, 2016: 1HunnidHalal
Actin Crazy
6. Aug 20, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
Brand New Car

Album Review
lionel hutz
Reviewed 2015-06-25
indie hip-hop/NYC rap/cloud rap

Action Bronson turns in a great second (depending on how you’re counting) LP. Excellent production with a variety of styles, but stays cohesive. Hilarious abstract shit talking, gourmet food references, obscure pop culture references, great flows, solid to excellent guest appearances. He sounds like Ghostface, and they’ve got a bit of stylistic similarity beyond just vocal tone, but Bronson’s by no means trying to be a copy. Also, you should check out his web series “Fuck, that’s delicious”, which is pretty entertaining.

RIYL: Action Bronson, Ghostface Killah, cloud rap

FCC clean (edited for radio)

1. bouncy descending piano lines, rolling acoustic drums. false starts, beat and flow fall apart a couple times and come back together, seemingly on purpose. nice casual sounding opener, even though it's well put together. 2:25
2. strutting boom bap drums, rising organ riffs, bouncy sparse piano lines. ad-libs from 4:05
3. laid back. shuffling drums, gauzy keys and jazz guitar plucks. original beat dissipates slowly around 3:00, fades to synthy ambient underwater interlude with chants and birds for last minute, which flows right into the following track. could fade out early, could play to the end, could play with the next track. 4:53
4. synth from prior track gets all woozy, turns into slow yo-yoing bassy melody. add sparse bells, echoed horn stabs, and ample low end. bronson kills it, effortlessly twisting and shifting cadence around the beat, delivering hilarious and bizarre bragadoccio (full of references to gourmet food and old pop culture, but don't worry, not in a classy way). excellent late night indie rap, best thing on here (probably my favorite bronson track besides "brunch"). 4:01
5. bouncy funhouse organ loop, clattery drums with snare fills, breakdowns and occasional background sound effects. battle rap, origin mythology. nice guest verse from mayhem lauren (“i’m new york before it turned into a bike lane”). ridiculous outro ad-libs form big body bes. 2:32
6. interlude, traffic sounds, bronson gets guy on the street he’s run into before to re-tell/sing a story about a woman he used to know (like a low budget delfonic). might be hard to fit into your set, but has a lot of charm. 2:22
7. clattery drums, lots of cymbals, bluesy guitar loop, bronson lamenting a girl who only wants him for his money, some fuzz on the vocals. 4:08
8. rain and traffic sounds. spare bassline, occasional piano and guitar runs, backup vox flit in and out. beat kicks in and it coheres at 1:30 but stays restrained. bouncy halting flow, a bit of reflection (but not really, still talking shit and delivering funny non-sequiturs). 5:59
9. bright bouncy upbeat simple piano loop. bronson warbling the hook. bronson bragging about where he’s at but down over his girl troubles. guest verse from chance, who’s unable to actually wish ill on his ex. obnoxious, kind of cheesy, really fun. 4:43
10. rock guitar loops, steady cymbal heavy drums that occasionally lurch, sampled/chopped hair band singing of the title for the hook. out for blood, talking lots of shit to any rappers who think they can compete. mellow piano solo towards the end. 4:15
11. shuffling drums, squelchy jazzy bass guitar loop, low piano stabs in the background. occasionally gets underwater filtered sound with phone convo laid over, kind of rapping back to it, but not always. abstract spaced out raps, complains that his mind is shot when he loses the beat at the end, funny. 2:31
12. a bit of crowd noise, mellow organs, drumsticks clapping. eventually, some lazy guitar around the midpoint. bronson’s vocals come in way late, stay spare, and are mixed low enough that they’re hard to decipher. last minute or so is crowd chanting and live playing of lead in to the next track... 3:14
13. ...though this track is a studio take, not a live one. lo-fi guitar fuzz guitar loops, sampled strutting drums, buzzy psych organ. beat pares back under filter a couple times. psychedelic stream of consciousness braggadocio and food talk (“ride the harley into the sunset”). 4:45

recommended: 4, 8, 3, 13, 9, any

Track Listing
1. Brand New Car   7. City Boy Blues Feat. Chauncy Sherod
2. The Rising Feat. Big Body Bes   8. A Light In The Addict Feat. Party Supplies & Black Atlass
3. Terry   9. Baby Blue Feat. Chance The Rapper
4. Actin Crazy   10. Only In America Feat. Party Supplies
5. Falconry Feat. Meyhem Lauren & Big Body Bes   11. Galactic Love
6. Thug Love Story 2017 The Musical (Interlude)   12. The Passage (Live From Prague)
  13. Easy Rider