Action Bronson hits Ottawa and talks Canada and new music [Review]
strong>Ottawa, ON – Food, hoes, wrestling, trees. The Albanian beast hailing out of Queens brought some culinary flow to Cap City as he cooked up the stage alongside Canadian talent at Babylon Nightclub on August 10, courtesy of Building Blocks Entertainment.
This wasn’t the first time Action Bronson ventured across the border and it certainly won’t be his last, as the New York-based MC talked about his love for Canada before hitting the stage late in to the night last Friday.
“Good music. Good food. It’s exciting to be here for a second time,” said Bronson of the atmosphere. “I haven’t gotten a Shawarma yet, but I’m looking forward to get out there (on stage).”
The Flushing, Queens chef-turned-MC covered tracks off Well-Done, his collab feature with New York veteran producer Statik Selektah in 2011, and Dr. Lecter (2011) produced by New York-based producer Tommy Mas.
“The east coast connection is important,” says Bronson, briefing HipHipCanada on continuous work with home town vets and newcomers. “You know – I’ll definitely have more work with Statik Selektah, Harry Fraud and even some surprises.”
The up-and-coming artist spoke up his growing musical repertoire . He has recently worked with legendary Cali producer, The Alchemist, for tracks off the No Idols EP. Bronson’s Rare Chandeliers (2012) release also features full production by Alchemist. Just recently, he signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records via VICE media.
On working with artists from T.dot, Bronson says “you’ll never know. Surprises like JD Era,” says Bronson.”We’ve been talking and trying to set something up in the near future… (There is) a lot of talent in Canada. From Ottawa to Toronto to Vancouver, it’s a great place to be. I was hoping I’d get to hit Montreal this time, maybe next tour.”
Bronson recently went in to the studio with New York-based producer Harry Fraud for Saab Stories (2012), prior to that the undisputed heavyweight champ spit his fair share of game with Fraud and Smoke DZA on the Rugby Thompson EP (2012) for Turnbuckle Music.
Supporting Bronson, Raz Fresco and The 6th Letter of Toronto’s Bakers Club and Ottawa’s own Cashtro Crosby of Triple B. As usual, Oxyrotin was on the scene to put it on for the nation’s capital.
“Two rules,” said Bronson. “Don’t touch the weed. Don’t touch the beard… Only females.”
Written by Zack Noureddine for HipHopCanada