Download: Action Bronson – Rare Chandeliers

More Drum-Free Rap from the guy that Ghostface Stan’s love to hate. Produced by Alchemist, who has developed a strong distaste for snares in recent times.

Action Bronson – Rare Chandeliers


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I came here specifically to comment on this……no drums. Def in fad territory now next person to do a lp with no drums is crossing the line.

Comment by Gx 11.15.12 @

This shit was DOPE!!! No drums??? Did you guys even listen to the album? Rare Chandeliers, Sylvester Lundgren, Randy The Musical, Eggs On The Third Floor, Modern Day Revelations, Bitch I Deserve You, Gateway To Wizardry, Blood Of The Goat & Mike Vick all got drums.

Comment by esto 11.15.12 @

No I haven’t I’ve just read it referred to as drum free in a few places. Though I would classify the sample having drums in it as drum free. I don’t think it raw loops are wack at all and am looking fwd to listening. It’s just that it’s been argued its not a trend by some ppl on here.

Comment by Gx 11.15.12 @

This dude is really eating off of the Ghostface plate, particularly when I feel he’s not even the business the way that Meyhem Lauren is. Now, he got a Warner deal? Oh, lord. I don’t hate him or nothing, though.

Comment by Fosterakahunter 11.16.12 @

Bronstein is fucking horrible; suprised you patronize this shit, Robbie. Whining meaningless sports jokes + weed reference + sexist aside + failed prep cook nostalgia, “wow”! “impressive”!!

I’ll say this for Bronstein (he’s Jewish you know NOT Italian), he’s one of hell of a poster boy for the AFTER part of just say no to…

* steroids
* weed
* tattoo parlors
* asian massage parlors
* Queens Boulevard restaurants

his man cankles are pretty hot tho’ I’ll grant that.

Alchemist fucking fell off hard by the way; maybe ONE of out every TWENTY of his beats is anything these days… Which is one more than motherfucking Statik Selektah or Harry Fraud can manage but still…

White people need to step way way back (accidental Kool Moe Dee reference) and try this shit again better.

Also, “Going Way Back” >>>>> Bronstein’s life, real or imagined:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBjrMNER9gQ

Comment by BKA PILAF 11.16.12 @

I don’t mind no drum rap. Half of Roc Marciano’s music lacks drums, def takes a certain type of rapper to make a beat like that work.

This dude is getting all kinds of hype. I remember when he first came out he put out a video doing the stereotypical crazy white boy thing, stuffing his girlfriend in the trunk and stabbing her. Can’t really take his music serious after that.

Comment by Caesar 11.16.12 @

Action is true hip hop..straight bars !! he rocks the drum free movement well

Comment by sunnyKANG 11.16.12 @

extra nice.full package.cats need to stop frontin.

Comment by swordfish 11.16.12 @

I kind of hoped i’d press play and hear an “imported goods” style Bronson rhyming over “1st Infantry” style ALC beats… It didn’t happen. I’m not mad at it though, shits alright.

Comment by JakeBiz 11.16.12 @

What ghostface does he sound like? I don’t even hear that. @caeser I don’t think his early videos or really any of his videos have alot of thought in them. If you don’t like musicians just based on something visual your doing it wrong.

Comment by Gx 11.16.12 @

this is actions weakest album all his mixtapes n albums before this have been dope this shit feels like al gave him his left over beats ,. weak album actions flow is a lil slower on this album to

Comment by kevlar 11.16.12 @

Album of the year

Comment by Tiger Williams 11.16.12 @

Ghostface with a lobotomy and ZERO songs? Bronstein has exactly zero lyrical jewels, even throwaway ghost destroys this sack of shit let alone any of his MANY DOZENS of classic songs and guest spots. Just about the only blemish in Ghost’s discography (not counting Wu Massacre, which was really Rae’s abortion) is that he let fucking Joell Ortiz do a (predictably dogshit) guest spot on Apollo Kids…

Raise your fucking standards, white boys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnfgjTcepFA

Comment by FLOPPY TITS RAP 11.16.12 @

Haha. Yeah ghostface Stan’s are never white. I don’t actually think about ghostface when I’m listening to Action I don’t really think they even sound the same.

Comment by Gx 11.16.12 @

I streamed this- this afternoon. Shit is FIRE. but this shit reminds me way too much of Ghost and Wu Slang Rap Democracy. Even the title “Rare Chandeliers” reminds of a Wu album title: It’s off beat and funky and ill.

But what makes it dope is also what makes it suspect. It’s like dude digested Ghost’s whole style and then put his own little spin on it. So I can’t feel it totally cause his inspiration is too obvious. Like when Shine first came out and sounded too much like B.I.G.

Comment by BKThoroughbred 11.16.12 @

I agree 100% with the ghostface similarities. It’s mostly the voice and the colorful language. Dude can’t really help what his voice sounds like though.

I disagree about him not having bars, his lyrical ability is far above most MC’s. I really like how he rhymes. It’s very creative and different.

I’m glad to finally here him on some dope production, because the beats he rhymed to on his previous efforts were fucking wack as fuck. Those dudes just grabbed a stack of Ultimate Breaks & Beats records and went to town. Didn’t even have good enough ears to loop up the better shits in those comps either.

Comment by TumbleWEED 11.16.12 @

Every Bronstein song is the same assortment of random bullshit, however. Maybe to out of towners it sounds ‘clever’ but to dudes who know the city and some of the idiotic sports stuff Bronstein references it’s silly.

@tumbleweed, I will say Alchemist makes this more listenable than the fucking trash Statik Selektah makes or ultra-cornball Harry Fraud. Still…

EVERYONE is way better off collecting U-God verses than this 400 pound bag of shit in a 150 pound bag (but yah drugs are nice!!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUAwdXRbyWM

Comment by Masked Avenger 11.17.12 @

COVER ART OF THE YEAR

Comment by LUMBERS 11.17.12 @

Bronson is the shit.

Nothing further.

Comment by Pete Sasqwax 11.17.12 @

^^^^^^^

Bronstein is dogshit, though I understand how it makes dipshits smile; if this witless fat fuck can “achieve” based on so little… maybe you can too?

Comment by Friends Of The Greenway 11.17.12 @

p/s– for ya’ll who pretend no talent “Outdoorsmen” asswipes breathe the same fucking air as the giants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8FBLdlapWw

Comment by Friends Of The Greenway 11.17.12 @

Cornballs on here talkin shit about bronson, who cares if he’s jewish or not (I know he’s Albanian tho)? If you don’t like his style, don’t listen, but actin like this guy is what’s wrong with hip-hop is foolish. AB got more originality (ghost comparisons or not) than almost anyone in the game, and his music is FUN, not everything has to be as deep as a RZA verse. Wait… you pussies talk shit bout him too

Comment by Pearl Wilson 11.17.12 @

you fuckybergs

Comment by Pearl Wilson 11.17.12 @

Bronson is actually an Albanian, I believe. I prefer to listen to him as a guest on other’s songs.

Comment by Fosterakahunter 11.17.12 @

lol at the type of hate AB gettin here..some of ya’ dudes need hugs

Comment by lou 11.17.12 @

I don’t think anyone is making it seem like Bronson is what’s wrong Hip-Hop, only that he’s (seemingly) mad derivative and that he’s just ok. Like I said, I don’t hate the dude or nothing, and can stand him more as the guest verse over more exceptional beats. I think Warner picking him over anyone in the crew is suspect, and has a lot to do with his paintjob, but whatever.

Comment by Fosterakahunter 11.17.12 @

*with

Comment by Fosterakahunter 11.17.12 @

I’ve seen both Ghostface and Action Bronson live. Ghostface was horrible. His crew rapped with more energy than he did. AB absolutely tore the house down and was funny as hell. My show of the year by far.

Comment by Work the Angle 11.17.12 @

If that imbecile Chief Keef (or whatever that retard’s name is) can get the exposure he’s currently gaining, then AB deserves some shine. At least dude can spit.

Comment by BetOnBlack 11.17.12 @

I like AB. Some of this shit sounds lazy, but I support the dude. All of these cats on here talking shit need to go home and put on their jim jones LP.

Comment by BIGSPICE 11.17.12 @

white privilege rap and you ofay dorks eat it up just like Bronstein eats ANYTHING (so much for being a ‘gourmet’…

… gourmand maybe.)

At the knucklehead who said Bronstein (who IS Jewish you retard) is “the most original” whatever, I hope you never listen to a Gil Scott-Heron, Stevie Wonder or MF Doom record– you don’t deserve it…

Though like Bronstein, if you nurture your double digit IQ and two fat retarded kids (thus we shouldn’t criticize this asshole, “because he’s just trying to feed his fam,” right) from his fool baby mama (what a surprise he doesn’t raise his own children, what rapper does?)… yeah, this shit is “fiya”!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zLGE1oLm8A

Comment by BRONSTEIN'S MOTHER 11.17.12 @

The album is pretty good… I like it and I like Bronson and have since 2010. He’s not a GREAT emcee, but he’s pretty good and he’s entertaining.

But wow, look at all the hate from all these lame loser fgts. Gotta love it! *shaking head*

The people you retards should be focusing yoar negative energy on are the fake rap clowns like Rick Ross and just all that fgt pop rap crap that people need to stop callin Hiphop.

Comment by Wicked 11.17.12 @

@wicked Perhaps people are already seeing where this is going. AB is gaining more exposure and perhaps it is only a matter of time before dude is commercially successful (not that there is anything necessarily wrong with that) His whiteness will be beneficial and allow him a certain amount of exposure other cats will not receive. It is what it is.

Comment by BetOnBlack 11.18.12 @

People getting pretty angry about it…leave it. Even if you’re not a fan, not worth getting your panties in a bunch for. Discussing whether he’s Jewish like that matters at all – incredible.

I don’t reckon he sounds like Ghost, but I’m not going to cry into my lucky charms just because nobody agrees with me, am I?

For me, good to see Bronson going from strength to strength. Alchemist has long fallen off, but, never mind.

Comment by Dom 11.18.12 @

@BetOnBlack – I think it’ll be a bad thing if Bronson is comercially successful cuz then guaranteed his music will start to be garbage and he’ll be doing more songs with that fuckin fgt RiFF RaFF (who I can’t fuckin stand). Whatever the case, if it happens it happens cuz at least I’ll have his DR. LECTER and WELL-DONE albums on Vinyl & CD. It’s pretty lame that BLUE CHIPS and RARE CHANDELIERS are mp3 only albums… AT LEAST press up a limited amount of CD’s for those of his who think mp3s are straight up fgt shit and CORNY! All these fgt clowns with their hard drives full of mp3′s like the fuckin clowns they are. *shaking head*

But yo, if Bronson’s “whiteness” helps him in any way, it sure as hell isn’t his fault. Society is fuckin wack with how a lot of shit works and this whole “white is right” type bullshit. I don’t even pay attention to that kinda thing cuz there’s just no point cuz there’s not a damn thing you or anyone else can really do about it. It is what it is. And lol at people giving a shit if Bronson is Jewish or not. WHO CARES?! So many fuckin fgts out there forreal! Get a life, people!

Comment by Wicked 11.18.12 @

“At the knucklehead who said Bronstein (who IS Jewish you retard) is “the most original” whatever, I hope you never listen to a Gil Scott-Heron, Stevie Wonder or MF Doom record– you don’t deserve it…”

“AB got more originality (ghost comparisons or not) than almost anyone in the game”

You are excellent at twisting words…
I met Gil in Detroit about 3 or 4 months b4 he died. If you are going to bring him up, atleast heed some of his teachings and stop being a little crybaby. Gil wouldn’t respect that.

Comment by Pearl Wilson 11.18.12 @

Also, If bronson is jewish how come hes always eating pork??? (Shiraz video, Bronson Burger, etc…)

Comment by Pearl Wilson 11.18.12 @

@unkut wow, plenty of wastemen on the comments section here: http://t.co/Oev2moe7

Comment by @12originalbeats 11.18.12 @

this guy bronsolino has the illest cover art for his tapes

Comment by sunnyKANG 11.18.12 @

“Bronsolino”? This bloated pile of whining shit is Jewish, not Italian…

There are Albanian Jews and though their pussy “gangsters” in the Bronx like to pretend, Albanians are not Italian.

I CAN’T SEE MY FEET

Comment by STEROID SAUSAGE 11.18.12 @

You can be– and in fact most people are– Jewish and not keep kosher, which is what the pork shit (shellfish, milk/meat combo, etc) is all about.

Bronstein’s endless, no-quality-control raps about nothing are as “dope” as BEVERLY HILLS raised Alchemist sounding in interviews like he grew up eating paint chips with the Infamous Mobb, which is to say they’re fucking FUGAZY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kJkhEcQ44k

Comment by MC Shrimp Mendy 11.18.12 @

This sites coming back even got a troll popping off. Great work! + 1 Bronson bieng allowed to rap.

I think he’s just got something more accessible and more personality than alot of people that have been looked over yeah he’s white but he’s got a big red beard and his obese. Im not sure he’s exactly ideally built for the rap game. I dunno. but meyhem is too raw graff anthems don’t get you on Warner
in 2012.

Comment by Gx 11.19.12 @

he actually got airplay on commercial radio today on WFAN cuz he used my name in a verse

Comment by boomer 11.19.12 @

man these comments have me lmfao.. u cats are cold.. but for real dude is mad anoyin w that deivery an he aint sayin much.. big difference between rappin to a beet and writing a rap song w a message whether negative or positive.. this dude just raps an he is average yet anoyin.. wtvr.. no problems w the beats tho some were dope.

Comment by bruno D 11.19.12 @

he just raps.. no real songs w negative or positive messages which I feel mad dudes lack… but wtvr.. also dude is just mad anoyin his vocal tone is unbearable i try time an time again to give him a chance but i just cant bear it.. the beats aint bad some fire on there.. outdoorsman are just average.. we need cats like ak skills, ft, missin linx style ny rap… this average ny shit just sounds corny to me…

Comment by nic 11.19.12 @

“I remember when he first came out he put out a video doing the stereotypical crazy white boy thing, stuffing his girlfriend in the trunk and stabbing her.”

^
Forgot all about that. Still not sure how I feel about that video.

Once Ghost defended Action sounding like him & gave him shine, it was a (w)rap. That was tantamount to Ghost scooting over & letting Bronson sit in his spot. Momentum been swinging like a pendulum ever since.

Comment by Tony Grands 11.20.12 @

is dante ross still this guys cheerleader?

Comment by thebeallendall 11.20.12 @

Up your game, Grands– you’re WAY smarter than that. Ghost is a ship lost at fucking sea… He put– or allowed someone to put– the unlistenable Joell Ortiz on Apollo Kids… If Ghost sees whitey giving BRONSTEIN attention and largely ignoring Ghost or taking him for granted… yeah, he’ll pay lip service. What’s it hurt?

FACT: Bronstein raps on and on, inanely, about NOTHING. You west coasters might not realize it and the foreigners definitely don’t but his “New York style” is 98% bullshit and 2% enthusiasm. Fine, I’ll credit the latter but you get more street knowledge and humor and weirdness on any random bus or subway trip, even in Manhattan than you get from this 400 lb steroid abuse poster child.

Q: In what songs does Bronstein rap about the two mixed race kids he has but doesn’t raise? THAT might be interesting… or it might suck but his entire game start to finish has been bullshit, what’s he got to lose by mixing it up except his cankles and man tits?

I CAN’T SEE MY FEET

Comment by I CAN'T SEE MY FEET 11.20.12 @

Up your game, Grands– you’re WAY smarter than that. Ghost is a ship lost at fucking sea… He put– or allowed someone to put– the unlistenable Joell Ortiz on Apollo Kids… If Ghost sees whitey giving BRONSTEIN attention and largely ignoring Ghost or taking him for granted… yeah, he’ll pay lip service. What’s it hurt?

FACT: Bronstein raps on and on, inanely, about NOTHING. You west coasters might not realize it and the foreigners definitely don’t but his “New York style” is 98% bullshit and 2% enthusiasm. Fine, I’ll credit the latter but you get more street knowledge and humor and weirdness on any random bus or subway trip, even in Manhattan than you get from this 400 lb steroid abuse poster child.

Q: In what songs does Bronstein rap about the two mixed race kids he has but doesn’t raise? THAT might be interesting… or it might suck but his entire game start to finish has been bullshit, what’s he got to lose by mixing it up except his cankles and man tits?

I CAN’T SEE MY FEET

Comment by Vainglorious! 11.20.12 @

Someone’s wifey had a baby by Action Bronson by the look of it.

Comment by Gx 11.20.12 @

Who gives a fuck if this fat fuck is Jewish or not?? I didn’t know this was an old school German web site. I thought it was for hip-hop

Comment by BIGSPICE 11.21.12 @

This White Van Munson cat still at it? Damn, I ain’t been here in like 6 months and duke is on the same old bullshit.

But, please post more Wu Tang videos because, you know, most of us Unkut commenters never heard Winter Warz or anything. Shrug.

WTF is this non-authentic NY rap shit? There aren’t roast ducks on Main Street? There aren’t whorehouses by the hundred on Roosevelt? I don’t even know what the fuck you are talking about? SMART Crew cats aren’t authentic NYers?

Comment by digglahhh 11.21.12 @

Unless Bronstein has a 16″ cock and bag full of blue pills to cut thru the weed, I don’t think he’s fucking ** ANYONE’S ** wife, mom, sister or girlfriend.

Why ya’ll think he whines about massage parlors so much? Because he can lay on his backfat like a stuck turtle and that way mamasan can find the nub through all the blubber.

The one thing I give Bronstein credit for is his tattoos; those guns are crazy, especially for dude who’s burned dudes in real life like he has.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ppAPO-DIHo

Comment by Gia Lam 11.22.12 @

LMAO someone please send homey his meds

Comment by lou 11.22.12 @

Lad. Download this mixtape. It’s boss. Alchemist produces it.

Comment by @PercyPemberton 11.27.12 @

This dude calling Bronson obese and saying he’s on steroids is on EVERY blog dissing him. Bronson definitely fucked his mom, sister and wife.

Comment by Iggy 11.30.12 @



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