Returning to Australian shores for the first time in three years, American rapper ACTION BRONSON announces a run of headline shows this week in celebration of Mr. Wonderful, his sophomore studio album.
Born in Flushing, Queens, to an Albanian father and a Jewish mother, Action Bronson is an amalgam of many distinct parts. Initially an accomplished chef by trade, Bronson cut his teeth in sweltering New York City kitchens before stepping headlong into the world of hip-hop – entering the scene in the autumn of 2011 with Dr. Lecter, his full-length debut. Riding excitement stirred by his ascendency, Bronson’s next offering emerged from a collaborative partnership with emerging producer and fellow New Yorker, Party Supplies. Embraced by rap fans worldwide, the self-released Blue Chips mixtape series drew sweeping praise from the likes of Spin, XXL and Stereogum.
In crafting Mr. Wonderful (2015), the rapper’s major label debut, Bronson united once more with trusted collaborators Party Supplies and The Alchemist, while also enlisting the prowess of Mark Ronson, Chance the Rapper and Drake associate Noah “40” Shebib. Debuting at number 7 on the US Billboard 200, the album artfully expands Bronson’s universe – pairing graphic street vignettes and references to his culinary Loves with a production style drenched with tongue-in-cheek grandeur. Celebrated by the faithful and unfamiliar alike, Mr. Wonderful is an exquisite portrait of who Action Bronson is in 2015: an artist at the top of his game.
Culture Kings will be exclusively giving away ONE double pass to EACH of his Australian shows – head to our Facebook pages to be in the draw.
THE MET, BRISBANE – THURSDAY MARCH 10
ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY – SUNDAY MARCH 13
THE FORUM, MELBOURNE – TUESDAY MARCH 15
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