Arian Asllani (born 2 December 1984), better known by his stage name Action Bronson, is an American rapper from Flushing, Queens, New York.
Before entering the rap scene he was a respected fire-flame gourmet chef in New York City, and frequently raps about food in his songs. He hosts his own online cooking show entitled “Action in the Kitchen”. He has gained notoriety for lyrically and stylistically resembling rapper Ghostface Killah (with whom he collaborated, along with friend and fellow rapper Termanology, on a song called “Meteor Hammer” from the 2011 compilation album Legendary Weapons). In an interview with HipHopDX, he was asked about how it was to sound like him, and he responded with,
“Yeah, I mean at the end of the day, it’s all good because Ghostface Killah is one of the best rappers alive, so if I sound similar to the best rapper alive then that is fine. To me there is no comparison; he is a legend and I am a newcomer. If I would try and emulate with anyone it would be Kool G Rap, he is the person I look up to the most. I am not upset but at the end of the day I am my own person and no one can take that away from me.”
He released his debut studio album Dr. Lecter in 2011, which is available in digital download and also in CD-R on his official website. Action Bronson is an atheist, which he revealed in the song “Not Enough Words” (lyrics: “ask to swear to God, but in that I don’t believe though”), from Action Bronson’s collaboration album with Statik Selektah, Well Done.
He was recently featured twice on Domo Genesis’s & The Alchemist’s debut collaboration album No Idols on tracks “Elimination Chamber (also featuring Earl Sweatshirt & Vince Staples) & “Daily News” (also featuring SpaceGhostPurrp & Earl Sweatshirt).
Based out of the Foothills of Colorado, Write Minded is a fresh and tasteful addition to the National music scene. With a unique mixture of hip-hop, rock, funk, reggae, and soul, Write Minded pushes the confining boundaries of genre to bring you something brand-new.
The group materialized when Sam and Jesse branched from a local collective and began focusing on an acoustic hip-hop set with added percussion from Jonah. In preparation for a larger gig, TurtleBear, Fofo, and Willy slid right in bringing flavors of psychedelic rock, true funk, electronic hip hop, and so many other tasty sounds that added a multitude of dynamics. What formed out of the experience was an exclusive blend of music that ultimately developed into Write Minded.
Things took off after the release of the Write Minded Demo, and just one year later, Write Minded released their debut album, “Eye Above”.
Thin Air Crew
THIN AIR CREW is composed of two hip hop artists all with long ties in the Colorado music scene. All three share drum line backgrounds, with L.A. Rose holding a degree in Music from Colorado State University. The Crew met through each’s love of music and local word of mouth about the early tracks being produced, and it quickly escalated into moving in together and creating a studio, making their passion of hip hop into an everyday job. THIN AIR CREW is currently playing shows in the Fort Collins/Denver area and looking to expand their music as far as possible.