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Action Bronson: An Independent Soul

Photography // Tom Gould And just to clarify what you might have heard, I never left these dice I throw ‘em until there’s nothin’ left in life. Penned in the opening lines of his brand new album, White Bronco, Action Bronson’s latest full-length effort is an untamed return to independence. It’s ferocious in spirit, and, by the metric of Bronson’s back catalog, a delivery of cheeky, raw character that roams free in the mind of a true renaissance man. Blow after blow, Bronson draws upon undeterred charisma to set the tone of the album’s slow-burning heartbeat, and the end result is a testament to the unhindered vision of a man who never has, and never will, let business take precedence over soul. In lyrical moments such as the aforementioned, an excerpt from the album’s opener, “Dr. Kimble” — Bronson quickly solidifies his stature as one of today’s master showmen simply by leaving it all on the court. Start to finish, the album captures the energy of a glorious entrance and enchanting exit, and in such a manner, it finds an eccentric voice in the art of communicating identity through music. Accordingly, Bronson is restless and unapologetic when voicing his definition …

Watch Action Bronson’s New Interview on Power 106

Fresh off of the release of his stellar, true-to-self, hyper-creative new project, White Bronco, Action Bronson is free as ever and making some of the best music of his career. In order to provide some context for the project and show how he’s been living as of late, the Queens native is here on our pages today with a brand new interview alongside Power 106. Bronson really lets it out in this one, speaking on the process of creating his new album, his relationship with Viceland, changing his diet, food, Queens, his more recent artistic ventures outside of music, and much, much more. As always, the natural charisma of the White Bronco artist makes this an entertaining watch for new and old fans alike, so be sure to show some love and watch the video below. Lastly, if you haven’t already, make sure you give Bronson’s latest full-length a listen and stream the album here!

Watch Bas’ Live Performance for Soulection

Dreamville heavyweight, Bas visited the Soulection studios in Los Angeles California to perform live renditions of two of his songs from his recently released album, Milky Way. The Queens lyricist brings his songs to life in a green lit studio creating a more intimate setting. Beginning with “Designer,” Bas flexes his singing ability providing a gritty harmony to his song prior to his lyrical breakdown of his trips abroad. Jumping into “Purge,” Bas captivates, gripping the mic with conviction as he raps at a speed we mere mortals could never reach. The stripped down performance has us fully ready for Bas’ upcoming nationwide Milky Way tour set to kick off on November. If you have the means, get to this show because Bas will no doubt be selling out stadiums very soon. Watch Bas’ Soulection live sessions below and give us your thoughts about the performance in the comment section!

White Bronco – [Action Bronson]

Newly independent and ready to take on the world with his new album, White Bronco, Action Bronson is a hot topic at the moment, recently dropping off the album’s lead single and title track. Today, he’s here to punctuate this momentum with a complementary visual offering for the song, taking to a trippy approach to illustrate the jazz-inspired melodies and deeply soulful deliveries. Full of ever-changing colors and mesmerizing imagery, this video seems to place a direct focus on the ability of “White Bronco” to transport listeners into an entirely new world. Per usual, Bronson communicates captivating personality through the eyes of the song’s graceful presence, and the visual companion arrives just in time to magnify this impact. White Bronco is about to be a standout project of 2018, so get ready by clicking play on the brand new set of visuals from Queens’ own at the link below! Created by Rik Cordero & Action Bronson Produced by Daringer & The Special Victims Unit

Boca Raton – [Bas] & [A$AP Ferg]

Queens’ own Bas returns with a perfect summertime bopper. The Dreamville signee is currently gearing up for a short European Tour later this month, but that didn’t stop him from dropping off a fresh track for us to enjoy in the meantime. Bas enlists the help from A$AP Ferg, on Boca Raton who stops through with a textbook Ferg verse- one of my favorite verses from Ferg in a while, he absolutely kills it.  According to Bas’ twitter, he’ll be blessing us with *insert milk emoji* all summer long. This a great sign, so be expecting more releases from Bas throughout the summer. Perhaps it’s finally time for Bas to bless us with a follow up to his 2016 masterpiece To High To Riot? Only time will tell. Keep your eyes peeled for new music from Bas and take a quick trip to Boca Raton below: 🥛 ALL SUMMER https://t.co/HjD2ip4V02 — Bas (@Bas) June 19, 2018

Boca Raton – [Bas] & [A$AP Ferg]

Queens’ own Bas returns with a perfect summertime bopper. The Dreamville signee is currently gearing up for a short European Tour later this month, but that didn’t stop him from dropping off a fresh track for us to enjoy in the meantime. Bas enlists the help from A$AP Ferg, on Boca Raton who stops through with a textbook Ferg verse- one of my favorite verses from Ferg in a while, he absolutely kills it.  According to Bas’ twitter, he’ll be blessing us with *insert milk emoji* all summer long. This a great sign, so be expecting more releases from Bas throughout the summer. Perhaps it’s finally time for Bas to bless us with a follow up to his 2016 masterpiece To High To Riot? Only time will tell. Keep your eyes peeled for new music from Bas and take a quick trip to Boca Raton below: 🥛 ALL SUMMER https://t.co/HjD2ip4V02 — Bas (@Bas) June 19, 2018

Thanksgiving / My Bitches Shoot Too – [Flee]

Queens has a star on its hands with standout artist, Flee, and considering the unmatched consistency that he has maintained throughout his career so far, the sky truly is the limit for him and his camp.  Today, Flee makes his return to Lyrical Lemonade to unleash a brand new double-feature music video for “Thanksgiving” and “My Bitches Shoot Too”. Directed by Strange Nature, each of these sets of visuals bring Flee’s vividly entertaining lyricism to life with a keen eye for detail. The first of the two shows the NY native at his Thanksgiving dinner table, playing the role of numerous family members, while the second brings us into Flee’s car late at night, surrounded by women as he details the reasons he isn’t to be messed with. Amidst all of this, the production from Cash Cobain is what maintains such an infectious level of sparkling excitement, and in such a way, we have received yet another unbelievable release from Flee. Be sure to click play on the new visuals below and if you haven’t already, listen to FLEEView: Cash Edition here!

Boy Ain’t A Bad Boy – [Deem Spencer]

Deem Spencer: an artist defined by his eccentric creative vision, refined talents, and mature level of musical execution. Today, we see all three elements of this rising star on full display with his brand new single, “Boy Ain’t A Bad Boy” produced by Sylvan LaCue. In a unique, brutally honest bout of storytelling all about some of the harder parts of Spencer’s life, this track immediately shows the level of comfort that the Queens artist seems to feel with his listeners. Music holds healing powers no matter what we’re all going through, and “Boy Ain’t A Bad Boy” makes sure we’re aware of this. The personal bars embroider themselves within soft, soulful production that marks LaCue’s first production placement, allowing for ample reasoning as to why Deem Spencer is going to be an absolute star very soon. This may seem like a hefty claim at first, but once you hear how advanced his music is, you’ll be saying the same thing. Don’t sleep, listen to “Boy Aint’ A Bad Boy” at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Shook My Dreads – [Nesta]

An artist that goes by the name of Nesta is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut this morning with the premiere of his brand new project titled “Shook My Dreads”. Nesta was born to Rastafarian parents in Queens New York, and spent his early years absorbing the music that his parents would play in the house, including that of his father, a respected musician himself. There is a total of six records provided on this tape, and after running through it for the first time my initial thoughts were how unique this guy was as an artist, he is unlike anyone before him. His ability to create catchy melodies by flexing his vocal abilities is unmatched, and you would be hard pressed to point out any flaws on this EP. Stream this brand new offering below and if you like it be sure to keep up with Nesta’s movement by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

Watch Rich The Kid’s skate session & interview with Genius on their ‘IRL’ series

Genius recently caught up with Rich The Kid for one of their most creative segments yet. Coming off his debut effort The World Is Yours,  the Rich Forever CEO sat down with Rob Markman to talk about his endeavors up to this point and even taking things to the next level, they met up in Rich’s element at a local skate park. In-between shots of the Queens native tearing up the asphalt, the two parties carried out an insightful discussion on the early origins of Rich The Kid’s skating talents, his Rich Forever label, coming up alongside Migos and of course, his debut project that was given a massive reception while also running up impressive numbers in it’s first week of sales. The charisma & raw energy of Rich is always evident in his interviews, which makes him the always-entertaining superstar he remains to be and for the sake of his fans, hopefully, that never changes. Make sure to peep Genius’ latest segment with Rich The Kid below and if for some reason you haven’t yet, go listen to The World Is Yours project immediately. Via: Genius