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This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn’t make the cut for this list, including Thundercat’s existential samurai joke and Carly Rae Jepsen’s joyous travelogue. But I only want to talk about one of them, and that’s the Black Eyed Peas’ giddily sacrilegious retro-rap odyssey “Yesterday.” I have no idea what… More »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

There’s every other festival in America, and then there’s Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It’s the oldest, dating back to the final moments of the ’90s, so its infrastructure is tight and its organizers know what they’re doing. It’s first, so all these bands are… More »

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of the music world is nursing a vast, collective hangover down in Austin right now, which means we didn’t see too many new videos this week. And for those of us who skipped the shitshow this year, there have’t been too many images that’ll leave a lasting impression. But the video of comedian and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 11:35 am

Action Bronson Debuts Mr. Wonderful, Serves Lunch At SXSW

Action Bronson takes a classicist, no-bullshit approach to hip-hop — verbal wizardry over rock-solid beats with minimal gimmicks — but the man understands how to create a spectacle around his music. Consider the fanfare surrounding Bronson’s new album Mr. Wonderful Thursday at SXSW:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 19, 2015 - 8:07 pm

Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – “100 MPH” (Feat. Action Bronson) Video

Last year, the Queens rap bully and frequent Action Bronson collaborator Meyhem Lauren teamed up with the veteran boom-bap producer Buckwild for the excellently titled Silk Pyramids album. Lauren directed his own sunny, atmospheric video for “100 MPH,” a warm shit-talk session that features Bronson. In the video, we see Lauren and Bronson doing pushu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015 - 9:51 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come out. So with that in mind, let me start off this week’s column by introducing you to one. Kelefa Sanneh’s great New Yorker article about New York hardcore led me… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

Watch Championship Handball Player Action Bronson On ESPN’s Highly Questionable

Action Bronson was a guest on ESPN’s Highly Questionable, a title that takes on some fun new meaning considering the state he seemed to be in. He talks about his favorite Mr. Wonderful song (“Easy Rider”), he defends his tendency to get physical on stage with fans that come up — “as long as no… More »

By: James Rettig / March 4, 2015 - 9:21 pm

Action Bronson – “Baby Blue” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) (Prod. Mark Ronson)

Action Bronson’s latest Mr. Wonderful single “Baby Blue” reunites him with Chance The Rapper, who contributes one of his signature raspy, sing-song hooks (co-written by Zane Lowe!) and raps the final verse. Bronsolino delivers plenty of quotables as usual, and Mark Ronson’s beat is a bright and radio-friendly callback to his work with Amy Winehouse… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy” Video

Next month, Action Bronson is set to release Mr. Wonderful, his full-length major-label debut, and he’s gearing up for its release the right way: By dunking a flaming basketball on godzilla in a postapocalyptic landscape. In the new video for the Noah “40” Shebib-produced single “Actin Crazy,” Bronson green-screens himself into a series of insane… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Watch Action Bronson Reenact The Recording Studio Scene From Boogie Nights

There Will Be Blood is a great, great movie, but for my money, Paul Thomas Anderson’s best film to date is 1997’s Boogie Nights, about the rise and fall of fictional porn star Dirk Diggler (played by Mark Wahlberg). At the crest of that fall, a delusional, coked-out Diggler attempts to move from porn to… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 25, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Action Bronson – “Terry”

It feels like it’s been years in the making, and New York rap libertine Action Bronson will finally release his proper major-label debut album Mr. Wonderful next month. We’ve heard early singles “Easy Rider” and the Noah “40” Shebib-produced “Actin Crazy” so far, and a new track called “Terry” made its way to the internet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015 - 9:31 am

Watch Justin Bieber Beat Action Bronson At Ping Pong

Justin Bieber beat Action Bronson in a game of ping pong last night with a rumored score of 20-7. They were both at The FADER’s inaugural All Star Ping Pong Tournament, which was held in Manhattan at SPiN NYC. Other guests included DJ Khaled, Vic Mensa, and A$AP Ferg, and the whole thing was hosted… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015 - 10:50 am

Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (Remix)” (Feat. Bruno Mars & Action Bronson)

Mark Ronson’s ridiculously fun Bruno Mars collab “Uptown Funk” has been the #1 song in the country for a few weeks, and it’s now playing in just about every new movie trailer. Ronson was a guest DJ on Hot 97 in New York this morning, and he took the opportunity to play a new “Uptow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Action Bronson – “Big League Chew”

Action Bronson has shared a new track called “Big League Chew,” which was featured on the latest episode of his web series Fuck That’s Delicious. It won’t appear on his forthcoming new album Mr. Wonderful. The track was produced by Alchemist, and Bronson raps over a soulful minimalist beat. The single artwork comes from one… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 7:32 pm

Watch Animated Action Bronson As An Angry Taco Truck Owner On Lucas Bros. Moving Co.

An animated Action Bronson appeared in a teaser for Lucas Bros. Moving Co. on Fox’s Animation Domination last night as an aggressively angry taco truck owner who flips out at the Lucas Brothers. I witnessed Chef Bam Bam man his own food truck at the Bushwick Block Party two summers ago — but I didn’t… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 23, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Run Up On Ya” (Feat. Action Bronson & Elle Varner)

If Malia Obama really is a Joey Bada$$ fan, America is going to have to face the sobering truth that, somewhere in the White House, a child is listening to Action Bronson rapping about appearing on the cover of Tiger Beat and breaking a whistle off in someone’s ass. I know it’s a hard thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015 - 3:40 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This was the first full week of 2015, and the week in which winter fully set in on most of the country. (As Slate weather writer Eric Holthaus noted yesterday: “It’s so cold out (how cold is it??) that Minneapolis cancelled school today. Minneapolis!”) NYC felt it too; it snowed here all morning, and thi… More »

By: Stereogum / January 9, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy” + Mr. Wonderful Details

Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful feels like it’s been a long time coming: He first teased the album back in May of last year, then dropped “Easy Rider” at the end of the summer. Since then — Azealia Banks beefs aside — the New York rapper has been pretty quiet. Lo and behold, he’s just shared… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015 - 7:36 pm

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, & Dozens More On 42-Minute Posse Cut “The Rap Monument”

Up until today, the Game’s 13-minute, 25-rapper “One Blood” remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey & Hennessy have outdone it by putting together the 42-minute, 36-rapper “The Rap Monument.” The new track has verses from a deeply ridiculous number of rappers. Plenty of them are relative… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Santa Action Bronson Threw A TV, PS4, XBox Into The Crowd Last Night

Action Bronson arguably looks more like Santa Claus than any other rapper, and he played the part last night. During his set at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California last night, Bronson threw a bunch of expensive electronic merchandise into the crowd, including flat-screen TVs, a PS4, an XBox, and an iPad. Check out footage… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you’re coming from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC’s been doing this thing where it’s decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm