Action Bronson – Dr. Lecter Album Review
Thursday April 07th 2011,
Filed under: Albums,Flushing's Finest,Not Your Average,Outdoorsmen,Reviews
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A good new rap record? Sure, why not? Actually, scratch that. For the most part, this a great effin’ record. Action Bronson marks the return of the highly-technically character rapper in the era of caricature performers who rhyme as an afterthought. He also envisions himself as some sort of modern-day viking, verbally raping and pillaging his way across New York. Pity those unfortunate wretches in his path. Tommy Mas provides some quality non-progressive loops and drums for the big guy to unleash speech over, and rest-assured that the Outdoorsman star recruit is only just getting started. Dead the Ghostface comparisons, Action delivers a variety of techniques that are far beyond the capacity of someone who only picked-up the pen a mere three years ago.

There’s a run of four tracks in a row which really show and prove Action at his finest, beginning with ‘Barry Horowitz’ and peaking with ‘Ronnie Coleman’, which is the greatest rhyme dedicated to eating disorders you’re ever going to hear: ‘Lock the refrigerator, there’s no controlling me/steak and chocolate got their motherfucking hold on me!’ This could provide the anthem for husky bastards everywhere in much the same way that Akinyele‘s ‘Exercise’ spoke to anti-athletes. The posse cuts and features vary in quality, but seemed to take away from the flow of things a little. Most of the guests do their thing, but at this point you just want to hear the next chapter from Bronson’s twisted psyche.

‘Shiraz’, the track that really got Bronson noticed last year, is here and still bangs just as effectively, as does ‘Get Off My P.P.’, while the supreme ‘Beautiful Music’ round off proceedings on just the right note. There’s something about the vocabulary spill on display on this album that keeps you coming back for another round – whether it’s the enthusiasm that’s brought to the booth or the fact that he doesn’t fall in to the trap of taking himself too seriously, Dr. Lecter proves to be one of 2011’s brightest spots thus far. Grab it from iTunes or get the CD through his site.

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Dude is ill, by far the best Outdoorsman.

Comment by The Grand 04.07.11 @

Very dope album and a spot-on review. I thought “The Madness” was the standout track. Anybody here concur?

Comment by A'Peks 04.07.11 @

Outdoorsmen all day…The Mayhem double album joint is incredible, can’t wait to get this in the mail. How bout a J-Love interview?

Comment by 357 NYC 04.07.11 @

Excellent review, I agree 100%.

Comment by Antonio 04.07.11 @

JUST GOT MY COPY TODAY IN THE MAIL..VERY HAPPY WITH THE PURCHASE.

STANDOUT TRACK FOR ME WAS THE FIRST JOINT ‘MOONSTRUCK’

Comment by QUITDABS 04.07.11 @

‘Nah mean?’ Is that how white boy talks in real life or character?

Bronson has some talent but quit the coonin’ and ditch the lame posse, because they suck.

Be interesting to hear the guy over old Necro beats, I’ll say that.

Comment by Countell Cullen Jr 04.07.11 @

Nice review. I really like the album, but I’m still waiting for my official cd copy in the mail. I see someone said they just got their copy… I only hope that means I’ll have mine in the mail tomorrow or Saturday cuz I’m sick of playing the lame burned copy of which I had to download.

Comment by Shaun D. aka Wicked 04.08.11 @

Can we please get a vinyl release?

Comment by Krisch 04.08.11 @

WORD, ONE ONE OF THE GREATER ALBUM TO BE RELEASED YET IN 2011. FLOW, BEATS… A TRUE HIP HOP RECORD. GOOD LENGHT, GREAT LYRIX – NOT TOO MUCH, NOT TOO LITTLE…
THE VOICE MAY BE A BIT TIRING TO KEEP LISTENING AFTER SEVEN-EIGHT TRACKS IN A ROW BUT THAT GOES FOR A LOTTA MC, EVEN GREAT N PROVED ONES – A TRUE MC AND A GREAT RECORD THAT FEEL LIKE THEM NINETIES WITHOUT BEING ONE… DOPE!!!

Comment by DONALESKI 04.08.11 @

action gets busy.

Comment by swordfish 04.08.11 @

What kinda bullshit racist comment is “Quit the coonin'” Some people would consider rapping in general “coonin”. Do you know anything about Bronsons life or his up bringing to question his way of speaking? If so please enlighten me.

Comment by FACTUAL 04.08.11 @

Repeat: Quite the coonin’… ‘nah mean’? And yeah, I happen have lived in Flushing six years so I know how full of shit Bronson is– just like Alchemist when he talks the same way, if not quite as privileged. Not that I begrudge Alc– dude’s a terrific producer who, like fucking Dilla, never should he allowed near a mic.

Comment by Countell Cullen Jr 04.08.11 @

this glutton swine dont convince me.

Comment by muaaahh 04.08.11 @

Pardon me I guess I was wrong. It makes perfect sense that because you lived in Flushing for 6 years that you know exactly how Action Bronson and everyone else in Flushing was brought up raised and speaks. I am also sure that in your 6 years of dwelling in Flushing that you have never heard anyone say nahmean. Maybe if I lived in Flushing I would also know exactly how everyone in every building spoke and was brought up too.

Comment by FACTUAL 04.09.11 @

I LOVE THIS SITE. HAHAHAHHAHA U LIVED IN FLUSHING FOR 6 YEARS HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH word where. I NEED THE HATE ITS TOO MUCH LOVE.

Comment by ACTION BRONSON 04.09.11 @

NAH MEAN?

Comment by AO 04.09.11 @

LIKE KRISCH SAID, CAN WE PLEASE GET A VINYL RELEASE, NAH MEAN?

Comment by QUITDABS 04.09.11 @

And Rockaway Beach six, and Fort Greene 16… excluding college upstate. (Sorry if that’s not ‘street’ enough for ‘Action Bronson.’) Your move– TYING ALL CAPS LIKE A DUMBASS RAPPER too I see. You ever read any books or is that also not part of your ‘character’?

Now go ‘spit’ your ‘glock’ douchebag and quit coonin’.

Comment by Countell Cullen Jr 04.09.11 @

@ Countell Cullen Jr, YOAR A FUNNY GUY, NAH’MEAN? I’M WHITE, AND I SAY KNA’MEAN, KNA’MEAN? AND I’M FROM THE BAY AREA HERE IN CALI, KNA’MEAN? I DON’T REALLY READ BOOKS BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE TO, KNA’MEAN? DUMBFUCK…

Yo Bronson, how about a Vinyl EP at least??? Maybe you could feature 6 songs from the album, and then have maybe 2 non-album tracks also included? 4 songs on each side. It would be nice to have that new joint you did with Statik Selectah on wax too, shit’s bangin. That could be one of the bonus joints. Think about it, forreal! And Fat Beats could press it up… A LOT OF US NEED THAT VINYL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Shaun D. aka Wicked 04.10.11 @

@Countell Cullen Jr… And so what exactly is the negative consequence of this supposed “coonin”?

Comment by eric nord 04.11.11 @

Zinfandel and Parmesan crusted tilapia? What a terrible pairing.

Comment by Ruestar 04.11.11 @

I’m 1/2 Dusty – 1/2 Digi(DC Comics..CYBORG)….got this jawn on the iPad 2 soon come! ACTION!

Comment by bboycult 04.11.11 @

keep an eye out for bronson vinyl dropping on uk’s chopped herring records soon

Comment by the silver lurker 04.12.11 @

hahaha how small is that Che Guevara t-shirt?

Comment by PAS 04.12.11 @

And someone please release mr Countell Cullen Jr of the broomstick lodged in his rectum, it is inhibiting his communication skills, knawmean?

Comment by PAS 04.12.11 @

dope album…for sure

Comment by vitaltwofor 04.29.11 @

This album is ill as fuck!!! whats with tha racist comments you fukin imbeciles! thought dude was puerto rican anyways??? thats what i heard

Comment by DrLecter2011 07.02.11 @

He kills it as usually, I personal had to cop the album I just like his old soul type voice. You gotta fuck with this album

Comment by Action bronson 11.26.11 @



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