Minneapolis Rapper Gets Action Bronson and Ghostface Killah To Agree on One Thing
Ghostface Killah hasn't been happy with Action Bronson. The two have been tied together since the younger, portlier rapper came out at the beginning of this decade. Bronson's nasally delivery--and sometimes his free-associative writing style--recalled the Wu-Tang legend, and for a while, they both took the comparisons in stride. But when Bronson suggested on ESPN that Ghost had lost his magic touch, all bets were off. Where some rappers have spent the summer tweeting and dancing around one issue or another, Tone hit the younger Gotham MC with one of the harshest things ever filmed with a vertical camera. More recently, at Sean Price's memorial in New York, Popa Wu of all people confronted Bronson over his ESPN comments. So who would guess that a relative unknown from Minneapolis would be the one to find for the giants some common ground?
That's exactly what Manny Phesto did this weekend at the Summer Set Festival in Somerset, Wisconsin. The young rapper was playing on Sunday, but he made the trek early to catch the two before their Friday sets. (Bronson was playing solo, while Ghost had teamed with BADBADNOTGOOD to play songs from their Sour Soul collaboration.) Phesto had each MC pose with the mock election signs that he's been using to promote himself and his website. Even if they aren't in the frame together, Bronson and Ghost united for the greater good is what the country needs in these uncertain times. Manny is best known for his local hit, "Cedar Ave."