Flushing, Queens chef-turned-rapper Action Bronson is having a big year. Between releasing one of the most stellar rap projects of 2012 with producer Party Supplies, Blue Chips, and making numerous features on songs with everyone from Odd Future to RiFF RaFF, plus consistently tearing down stages across North America and overseas in Europe, he planted himself firmly on the rap map. Through his steady grind he landed his first record deal with Vice Records. It’s been a quick ascent, but it looks as though Action is already set to jump to the next plateau of hip-hop stardom, especially now that he’s got label-backing and is being managed by Paul Rosenberg, who also handles business for another prolific white rapper you may have heard of, Eminem.
To celebrate Bronson’s pending projects with The Alchemist (Rare Chandeliers), Harry Fraud (Saab Stories), and Party Supplies (Blue Chips 2), and look back at all the work he put in this year to get where he’s at now, we put together a list of The 20 Best Action Bronson Verses Of 2012 (So Far). They all pack a punch, and as expected, there’s a plethora of food, weed, and hooker references. Enjoy the Queens-to-table smorgasbord, and as always, our compliments to the chef. [Read More…]
Words by @StanIpcus
Yep, it’s that’s time of year again. The time of year when Americans buy, spend and consume even more than usual during a pagan ritual that’s come to be known as “the holiday season.” If you’re like us, you never know what gifts to buy friends and fam, because if you’re like us, you’re too busy debating for hours whether or not to post a song by Lil B’s cat. (Y’know, stuff that matters.)
Yes, time to think about gift-giving is hard to come by, but dammit, we did it. Just for you. Okay, we did it for the page views, but there’s actually some genuinely cool gift ideas herein. Now get out there and stimulate the economy, motherfuckers. [READ MORE]
No controversy here: It’s been quite a year in sports, from Giant triumphs (both New York and San Francisco) to the lifting of LeBron’s burden to the riding out of replacement refs … and that’s just the start. In truth, competitions near and far made for amazing stories and eye-catching images in the past 12 months.