Over the years Statik Selektah has proved to produce some of the smoothest hip-hop beats out there, with a seemingly enless catalog under his belt. He’s enlisted the talents of Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, who have both already put out unbelieavable albums this year, and each had Statik produced beats including Joey’s recent “Curry Chicken.” This new track “Beautiful Life” has a classic sounding old school beat with melodic keys, a funky bassline, and a catchy guitar riff sample that goes perfect with these NYC rappers trading relentless verses which adds up to a perfect summer classic. Enjoy.
Statik Selektah - Beautiful Life (ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$) | iTunes
deadmau5, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Big Gigantic & 70+ More Set To Headline Summer Set Music & Camping FestivalPosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: Action Bronson, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Deadmau5, Summer Set Music Festival, The Weeknd
React Presents and SIM Shows teamed up 3 years ago for the first ever Summer Set Music and Camping Festival which takes place in the outskirts of Minneapolis in a gorgeous outdoor setting over the weekend of Aug 14th-16th this year. For the 4th edition of the festival, they truly amped things up bringing out their most diverse and impressive lineup yet. Spanning electronic, hi-hop, and live music this festival has something special for everyone. The headliners set the tone and include deadamau5, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, and Big Gigantic which would already be enough to make us get to the fest. But just take a look at the unbelievable list of support: hip-hop icons Bone Thugs N Harmony performing with all original members playing E: 1999 in its entirety, plus Action Bronson, Carnage, Die Antwoord, G-Eazy, Lettuce, Lotus, ODESZA, Purity Ring, Railroad Earth, Thievery Corporation, Tycho, and Zeds Dead, to name a few.
This only scratches the surface on this simply massive lineup for Summer Set, which has undoubtedly planted themselves in an entirely different league compared to other festivals in the country.
Selling out is almost guaranteed. Early bird tickets are already gone, so don't miss out getting your tickets while still available here.
As Action Bronson continues to approach the March 24th release of his highly antipated debut studio album Mr. Wonderful, we get our hands on one of the most buzzed cuts on the release. "Baby Blue" is a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and is produced by UK legend Mark Ronson. The chemistry of both rappers is off the charts over Ronson's unbeatble prodcution. Enjoy!
Action Bronson - Baby Blue ft. Chance The Rapper (Prod. Mark Ronson) | Stream Only
Less than a month out from the release of his major label debut titled Mr Wonderful, Action Bronson has given us the visuals to “Actin Crazy.” This smooth track features psychedelic production from OVO producer Noah “40” Shebib as Bronson fools around in a film studio using silly animations on the green screen. The album features appearances by Chance The Rapper, Party Supplies, Big Boy Bes, and more as the Queens rapper follows up his collection of stellar mixtapes with his first full length album. Stay tuned for the album out on 3/24 via Vice / Atlantic. Enjoy!
Action Bronson – Actin Crazy (Music Video)
To hold us over until the release of Action Bronson’s major label debut album Sincerely, Mr Wonderful due March 24th, he has shared a new single titled “Terry”. Bronson is right at home on this track as the production is a luscious, scattered boom-bap styled beat with minimal scratches and an atmospheric vibe, but takes an unexpected melodic twist at the end. This track serves as a strong follow up to previous singles "Easy Rider" and "Actin Crazy" as excitement continues to build for the full release. Action also just released a remix of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" that you can listen to here. Sit back and enjoy some signature Bronson vibes.
Action Bronson – Terry
In preparation of his forthcoming debut studio album, Action Bronson has revealed an impressive remix of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’s massive hit “Uptown Funk”. Keeping the original instrumental and hook intact, Bronson delivers a stellar verse over a non-conventional beat with ease.
We are also gifted with horribly awesome artwork for his debut album Sincerely, Mr. Wonderful, see artwork below and look out for the album March 24th. Enjoy!
Mark Ronson & Brunon Mars – Uptown Funk (Action Bronson Remix)
Joey Bada$$ & Action Bronson Share Must Hear Collaboration “Run Up On Ya” Produced by Statik SelektahPosted in Bangin, Chill by jordan | Tags: Action Bronson, Hip-Hop, Joey Bada$$, Rap, Statik Selektah
As we quickly approach the release of Joey Bada$$’s debut studio album B4D$$, the hype for New York’s freshest breathe of air in year grows to an all time high. Today we to hear one of the more anticipated cuts off the album with “Run Up On Ya” featuring fellow NY powerhouse Action Bronson and singer Elle Varner. Veteran producer Statik Selektah provides those classic feel good hip-hop vibes paving way for Joey and Bronson to lay down some relentless verses. Listen below and pre-order your copy of the album before it drops on January 20th. Enjoy!
Joey Bada$ "Run Up On Ya" ft. Action Bronson & Elle Varner (prod. by Statik Selektah) Shade 45 Rip | Pre-Order
Cook turned rapper, Action Bronson has officially announced the release of his major label debut Mr. Wonderful being released via Vice / Atlantic on 3/24. The album features appearances by Chance The Rapper, Party Supplies, Big Boy Bes, and more as the Queens rapper follows up his collection of stellar mixtapes with his first full length album. The previously released single “Easy Rider” features a Billy Joel sample that was approved by the man himself following a hand written note from Bronsolino. The latest single “Actin Crazy” utilizes production from the exclusive in house OVO producer Noah “40” Shebib in an atmospheric, psychedelic fashion as Bronson offers his usual clever puns and food references. Enjoy!
Action Bronson – Actin Crazy (Prod. By 40 and Omen) | Stream Only
Danny Brown, Pusha T, Action Bronson, YG, Young Thug and 30 More Rappers On 42-Minute Freestyle “The Rap Monument”Posted in Bangin by Jake | Tags: Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Pusha T, Rap Monument, YG
What happens when you put 36 of the best rappers on the same track with production by Hudson Mohawke, S-Type, and Nick Hook? Pure greatness.
The Rap Monument is a project unlike anything else we’ve seen. This 42 minute video features a wide array of MCs including Pusha T, Problem, Danny Brown, Raekwon, Flatbush Zombies, YG, Young Thug, Killer Mike, Action Bronson, and many many more. With this many rappers on the same track you might think it’s overwhelming, or too much to take in, but they transition smoothly in an album-like fashion over a wide variety of beats provided entirely by Hudson Mohawke and S-Type. Not only is it incredibly impressive Noisey & Hennessy were able to coordinate this project with so many moving parts, but the video itself is expertly shot and put together in a way that brings an artistic, visual element to the insanity going on in the studio.
We’ve heard some great large collaborative tracks over the past couple years including A$AP Rocky’s legendary “1 Train," but none use more than one beat or have any near 36 rappers. We’ve truly been blessed with the ultimate Hip Hop cut including some of the biggest names in rap. Pusha T breaks the ice with the first verse and is followed by a constant shuffle of verses as MCs constantly hop on and off the mic for a constant 42 minutes in a cypher-like fashion. Check out the behind the scenes footage to get an inside look at how it all went down. Look at the full list of the rappers in the list below the jump.
The Rap Monument
Behind the scenes in NYC
Behind the scenes in Atlanta
Behind the scenes in Los Angeles
See the full list of rappers after the jump:
Earlier this year, rapper Freddie Gibbs and legendary producer Madlib teamed up on Piñata to create one of the strongest pure hip-hop albums of the year. Piñata is peppered with stellar guest verses throughout the project with “Knicks” being one of the only tunes with just Freddie.
Well now "Knicks" has been remixed with rising legends Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson and Ransom all added to the track going in and out of Gibbs verses. The song is set to release apart of a Knicks Remix EP, which also comes up with an instrumental, on top of two unreleased Madlib beats, and a new song alongside BJ The Chicago Kid titled “Home.” The EP is set to release 11/18 but you can listen to the star studded remix below. Enjoy!
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Knicks (Remix)” (Feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom)
A1. Knicks Remix feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ransom
A2. Knicks Remix (Instrumental)
A3. The Dunk (Bonus Beat)
B1. Home ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
B2. Home (Instrumental)
B3. The Garden (Bonus Beat)
A couple weeks back we previewed the radio rip of Action Bronson’s first single “Easy Rider”, off his upcoming debut major label album Mr. Wonderful. Well today we get the full version of the song alongside a pretty epic music video. The video feels more like a short film with incredible angles, settings, costumes and all. We see Action on a conquest through a desert to find a guitar and do something you wouldn’t expect. Watch below and pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
Action Bronson – "Easy Rider" (Official Video) iTunes
The rap game's biggest food fan, Action Bronson has had quite an impressive past few years from some unbeatable mixtapes and even a successful EP and has yet has never had a major label studio release, until now. Today we get the first single from his debut studio album Mr. Wonderful with the song "Easy Rider". Action Bronson links up with Party Supplies, a past collaborator we've seen on the Blue Chips 2 mixtape among others to make this first record. Easy Rider has Bronson take us on an extra trippy, far out journey and he does a great job of painting crystal clear in your mind as you soak in his laid back demeanor. This gets us pretty excited about what's to come from the upcoming record set for a release later this year. Enjoy!
Action Bronson – Easy Rider (Produced by Party Supplies) | iTunes
2013 proved to be a huge year in hip-hop with many artists stepping up and creating well established names for themselves throughout the year. We spent countless hours narrowing down the fine class of individuals by weighing out various aspects from label signings, music releases, live shows, media appearances and ability to create their own unique fanbase. Here is ThisSongIsSick.com Top 10 Breakout Rappers of 2013.
-Chance The Rapper
Breakout rapper of the year goes to Chicago’s newest star Chance the Rapper hands down. Having started his 2013 takeover by dropping the highly acclaimed Acid Rap mixtape which featured Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul among others which racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads upon its release. The momentum escalated by a string of collaborations and features including: popular UK singer James Blake on “Life Round Here”, pop star Justin Bieber “Confident”, as well as featured on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5 Mixtape “You Song”. The hype was solidified with live performances across the US and Europe including a massive overpacked performance in his home city of Chicago at Lollapalooza. He then ventured out on a Sold Out headlining ‘Social Experiment Tour’ across the US. He even managed to slip his way in a televised Myspace commercial. We can expect huge things from Chance in 2014 as we have his debut album to anxiously look forward to. Twitter | Facebook
Breakout D.C. rapper Logic has been hot on our radar for years now starting the year off with a TSIS sponsored Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever mixtape and then announcing the signing with the iconic Def Jam Records. He has let the news out that he has Hit-Boy and No-Id amongst producers to provide production for his upcoming debut album which is sure to make quite the statement. He has had multiple sold out headlining tours building his strong group of fans called the “Rattpack” which really shows that his buzz expands far past the internet. We expect even bigger things to follow with his debut album release next year, watch out. Twitter | Facebook
The extremely young New Yorker Joey Bada$$ (just recently turning 18) has been on a mission to bring back the true “real hip-hop” of New York from the 90’s with his Pro Era crew and has been succeeding well. Joey kicked 2013 off with his collaboration alongside living icon DJ Premiere “Unorthodox” that was unarguably one of the best hip-hop tracks of the year. This was only the first track off his soon to be released Summer Knights EP which turned into one of the best mixtapes of the year. Due to the success of the mixtape select tracks, new ones were released under the same name as Summer Knights EP giving his fans a further taste to hold on to before his debut major label album. Him and his Pro Era crew are apart of a thriving pack of fresh hip-hop collectives in new york with The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies who all managed to go out on a small nationwide run known as The Beast Coast Tour. Achieving all this and being barely 18 years old shows some insane potential for him to come in 2014 where he has already revealed his debut album is set for an early 2014 release titled B4.Da.$$. Twitter | Facebook
One of hip-hop’s most interesting new faces is the unforgettable voice and charisma of Detroit rapper Danny Brown who broke numerous headlines in 2013. He managed to release his third album “Old” through A-Trak’s primarily electronic music driven Fools Gold Record Label, finding success as the album made its way to #16 on the Billboard 200. The genre defying LP is packed with collaborations from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Charlie XCX, A-Trak and Rustie. Danny Brown showed real steel by proving he’s not afraid to step out of any boundaries of music and releasing an official remix of indie band Portual. the Man. Continous new music and a track record for energetic onstage presence landed him on stages such as Coachella, Electric Forest, North Coast Music Festival and saw him pair up with trap and bass producer / DJ Baauer on a collaborative sold out “Worst Of Both Worlds” tour. With all this hype, Danny captured a national TV appearance alongside Russell Brand on Kathy Griffin’s Bravo TV Show among many others. Danny has continued to develop off the beaten trail into a new brand of rapping that makes Danny such a hot commodity. We can expect only the largest of things from Danny Brown in 2014 and should expect to see him touring heavily as well as new music. Twitter | Facebook
One of Queens, New York’s finest Action Bronson has put in work for years and finally received his rightful amount of shine by taking his career to new levels in 2013. He kicked the year off right by being featured on A$AP Rocky’s monster Long.Live.A$AP album with a verse on the infamous track “1Train” alongside Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown and Big K.R.I.T. Bronson finally received his title in XXL Magazine’s “2013 Freshman Class” which earned him further recognition globally, followed by a much talked about performance at Coachella Music Festival and a co-headlining tour with Bruiser Brigade’s Danny Brown on the 2 High 2 Die tour. The year really heated up after releasing his major label EP “SAAAB Stories” entirely produced by Harry Fraud and features verses by Raekwon and Wiz Khalifa. To keep the buzz brewing, he capped the year off with a very strong and distinctively off-beat themed mixtape “Blue Chips Pt. 2” produced fully by the talented Party Supplies boasting features from Mac Miller and Ab-Soul among others. 2014 for Action features a much anticipated debut major label album with features from legends Nas, Mobb Deep and Kool G Rap already confirmed. Twitter | Facebook
After signing with Rick Rock’s Maybach Music Group in 2012, Chicago native Rockie Fresh went under wraps for his biggest year yet. He kicked 2013 off hard with his first MMG release in the form of his much anticipated Electric Highway mixtape featuring Rick Ross, Curren$y, Nipsey Hussle and production from Lunice of TNGHT. Rockie supported the mixtape with a headlining Electric Highway tour bringing out Lunice among others. He was featured on the MMG Self Made Vol. 3 compilation on 6 different tracks. He managed to finish out the year with a free collaboration EP alongside Casey Veggies aptly titled “Fresh Veggies” produced by Lunice, Jahlil Beats and Hit-Boy. 2014 holds a brand new mixtape, which is set to be his final tape with already confirmed collaborations with indie singer Ed Sheeran and production from Lunice, Boi1da and others. This will provide the last push into his debut studio album from Maybach which is set to release in addition to the mixtape before the end of the year. Twitter | Facebook
Following Kendrick Lamar’s footsteps as the next member of the Black Hippy rap group to break out as a solo artist is Schoolboy Q who had quite a successful 2013. An unbelievable amount of hype surrounding his debut major label album Oxymoron that led to everybody not even getting the album with us now having to wait till next February. The album’s first single “Collared Greens” ft. TDE leader Kendrick Lamar was obsessively replayable, which became extremely successful both online and even gaining him radio play. Outside of his solo work he even managed to have an TV appearance on Jay Leno performing his song with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “White Walls”. From all of his buzz he earned the right to play all throughout the country supporting A$AP Rocky on his 40 date Long Live A$AP Tour. I have quite a feeling that Schoolboy’s new album Oxymoron is going to be in the same league as TDE mate Kendrick Lamar’ Good Kid, M.A.A.D City with already confirmed features from the entire Black Hippy cast including Kendrick, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Pharrell and The Alchemist with many more to be added. Twitter | Facebook
Whether it’s his over the top physical appearance (from hair to clothing), unmistakable lyricism on tracks, unforgettable charisma on his TV appearances, sheer ability to captivate his social media audience, or maybe all of these things combined, it’s safe to say Riff Raff aka Jody Highroller has cemented himself as one of the most recognizable and talked about rappers around. Riff Raff was on his grind throughout 2013, producing an overwhelming amount of music video content which consistently showed off his playboy lifestyle while delivering abstract verses. His highly anticipated debut album Neon Icon being released on Mad Decent with feature collaborations with Drake, A$AP Rocky, Future, Snoop Dogg, and other notable hip-hop artists along with Riff Raff stating that he’s creating music video’s for each track on the album. Playing countless dates on Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party, on top of selling out his own headline shows nationwide is only a taste of the success Riff Raff saw in 2013. The addition of Jody Husky to Riff Raff’s persona has increased his social media presence greatly as the chillest pup in the business keeps his master company along every step of the way. Becoming a regular host on MTV’s red carpet events and guest spots on various shows is only foreshadowing the crossover of Riff raff to the TV / Movie world. He ends the year keeping the world on it’s toes for his debut album Neon Icon set for a 2014 release. Twitter | Facebook
Following A$AP Rocky as the next break apart as a solo artist from the A$AP mob is A$AP Ferg, aka Mr. Trap Lord. He gained attention heading into 2013 with the success of his is song “Work” from the A$AP Mob mixtape, so it was fitting he brought ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and Trinidad James on for the official remix and what became the first single off his debut project Trap Lord. What started as a mixtape grew into the rappers debut album release due to how big of a project it had become and how many artists were involved. He brought out legends like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Onyx and new stars including A$AP Rocky, Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana and Trinidad James. The song “Shabba” became the artists first radio single gaining huge airplay in the United States. The album overall lived up to the hype coming in at #9 overall on the Billboard album chart. Ferg acted on the hype by supporting Juicy J on his sold out Stay Trippy tour. BET actually named him “Rookie Of the Year”, although he was not there to accept the award as he did not think he was going to win, perfectly summing up how unexpectedly big Ferg managed to grow in one years span. His 2014 looks very promising with an expected headline tour, and new music in the works! Twitter | Facebook
While the group Odd Future was spreading virally thanks to members Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean, 19 year old member Earl Sweatshirt was locked away at a Juvenile facility in Samoa, although still managed to accumulate a notorious internet fame. 2013 was finally this young rappers time to truly shine as a solo artist with a much anticipated debut album “Doris” which he premiered material for while on stage with Flying Lotus and Mac Miller in the spring. He then released the expectedely offbeat visual for “WHOA” featuring Tyler, The Creator which grew to being his biggest video to date. The album also featured Frank Ocean and Mac Miller, RZA, Casey Veggies among others and was received commercially extremely well hitting the #5 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Overall and even securing the #1 Hip-Hop spot. He put the hype on the line bringing out fans across the US with his co-headlining tour with Tyler, The Creator with all sold out dates. With how promosing his album was and his ability to perform live, Tyler might have a running for top artist out of the OF crew. Twitter | Facebook
Action Bronson & Party Supplies Drop Amazing Hip-Hop Tape – Blue Chips 2 (Mixtape) : [Free Download]Posted in Chill, Mixtapes / Albums by nick | Tags: Action Bronson, Free Download, Hip-Hop, Mixtape, Party Supplies, Rap
Action Bronson brings us his latest offering with the Blue Chips 2 Mixtape, entirely produced by Party Supplies. This easily ones of the most unique hip-hop mixtapes ever created featuring 19 tracks packed with samples you would never expect, yet somehow would if you know Bronson. It packs some features from Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Body Bes, Jeff Woods and more all adding their needed place on the project. We’ve picked out a handful of favorite tracks, but even the shorter interludes and skits while sometimes do get distracting add a certain cohesive element that gets typically lost with most mixtapes today. This will definitely be a contender for one of the top tapes of 2013 list. Download the entire project and stream below. Enjoy. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chip 2 Mixtape (Full Mixtape) | Direct Download Action Bronson & Party Supplies – The Don’s Cheek Action Bronson & Party Supplies - 9.24.13 (Feat. Big Body Bes) Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Jackson & Travolta (Feat. Meyhem Lauren) Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Practice (Allen Iverson Sample) Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Through The Eyes Of A G (Feat. Ab-Soul) Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Twin Peugots (Feat. Big Body Bes & Mac Miller) Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Midget Cough Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Rolling Thunder
Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips 2 (Mixtape) | Direct Download
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