Stream Action Bronson’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Album
Action Bronson's highly anticipated album Mr. Wonderful has finally arrived.
The 13-track LP came stacked with production from Noah “40” Shebib, 88-Keys, Party Supplies, The Alchemist, Statik Selektah, Mark Ronson, and Oh No. Chance the Rapper, Meyhem Lauren and a few other artists hopped on board for guest features.
Last Thursday (March 19), the Bronson dropped the hilarious documentary for Mr. Wonderful. The mini-film shows a number of "fans" who discuss their deep infatuation for the Queens MC. During is appearance on ESPN's Highly Questionable earlier this month, Action shared that he was in a trance while recording "Easy Rider," his favorite song on the major-label debut.
Action spent his weekend in Austin, performing at the Woodie Awards at SXSW on Friday (March 20) along with Rae Sremmurd, Ty Dolla $ign and Raury. Bronson, Dolla $ign and the EarDrummers will also be performing at the North by Northeast Festival this summer. He's also treated his fans with free music and food, now he hopes his followers will support his debut album.
"I don't know. I've given a lot [of music] away. Let's see if the business works for me," said A.B. to the Village Voice. "You want to do numbers. It's a numbers game. Motherfuckers look like, 'Oh, he sold this...I don't wanna look like a schmuck on the first week."
Action became a verified customer and annotated some of his newest tracks on Genius. Check it out below:
On "Brand New Car" and his love for Billy Joel
That’s an homage to my Billy Joel fanaticism. It is actually is part of a Billy Joel song — it’s the breakdown from “Zanzibar.” We got that personally cleared by Billy himself. We had to. We wrote him a handwritten letter. “Billy, how are you? Send the helicopter, we’re going to eat everything that’s rich in life. We’re going to eat very rich foods tonight.” And he said, “Let’s do it, man.” Gave us the okay. I was very happy about it, because there are so many songs out there that have Billy Joel samples that I love that didn’t get cleared for albums, and I fucking got it cleared by him, the God. It’s pretty special.
On "Terry," his favorite song on the new album
This is my favorite song I’ve done in a very long time. I’m so happy that it’s my beat, because if I had heard that on someone else’s album, I would have been pissed. I needed something like that, because that shit is just perfect music to me. The ending, with the psychedelic transition, my boy Chauncey on the hook? It’s a fucking feeling, a vibe. It makes you feel great, and it transitions into “Actin’ Crazy” exquisitely.
You can obviously hear the influence from foreign places, and a lot of psychedelic music. It’s a dreamy record, you know what I mean? There’s boom in all of the records, but there’s boom in different ways. It’s not just boom boom boom, every two seconds. It’s tasteful boom.
I love roasted beets. They’re one of my favorite things in life. I love cauliflower, too. Beets always seem to be in season. The other night I had dinner with Mario Batali, and we had beet tartare. It was incredible.
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