Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on January 13, 2014

photos by Dylan Johnson

Action Bronson @ Irving Plaza - 1/10/14
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His live-shows exist as stories of legend, with slug-lines that sound like Friends episodes: The one where he passed out weed in front of the cops; The one where he performed with a handicapped kid draped across his back; The one where he bodyslammed an eager fan; The one where Chandler crosses the line. They're all available on YouTube, where you sit at your computer and wish you were closer to the--cough--action. And that doesn't even count the unbelievably enjoyable video, last year, which could be called "The one where he surprises a British nursing home to the delight of everyone everywhere."

Touring off of Blue Chips 2--his latest adventure through drugs, samples and kitsch with Party Supplies--the setlist was in sequence. He doesn't play the old stuff: you want his old shit, see his old tours. And so it went: track 1, track 2, track 3, track 7 with Meyhem Lauren; 8, with Ab-Soul; Retchy P did his verse. Big Body Bes wasn't there, though people screamed his name often. The kid next to me kept complaining to his girlfriend throughout the show about how he didn't want Mac Miller to show up, to the point that it was quite clear: this kid loved Mac Miller. [Complex]

NYC rapper Action Bronson leaves home for a tour starting this Friday (1/17), but before that he blessed his hometown with two sold-out Irving Plaza shows over the weekend (1/11 & 1/12). Both shows were opened by collaborator Party Supplies, who produced Bronson's newest mixtape, Blue Chips 2, and who also joined him on stage for a song. Pictures of the first night, which also saw appearances from Ab-Soul, Meyhem Lauren and others, are in this post, and night 2 pics are here. As the Complex review quoted above notes, the first night was also the first time Action Bronson's mom had ever seen him:
He took a moment to breathe, then said, "This is a big night. My mother, the woman who created me, is seeing me perform for the first time. The first time! I love you." Action blew her a kiss, his hand swinging at his face like a stick at a piƱata. He continued: "If you didn't fuck my father, I wouldn't be here." (He'd later pop up next to her on the balcony, rapping "Flip out the roof, land in a split" and "Diana Ross, blow my nostrils with the tan cloth" with his mom swept under his wing. Her little hand sorta pinched his big wrist. She couldn't have looked more proud.)
More pictures of night 1, a couple videos (including the "mom speech" and Ab-Soul's appearance) and the setlist, below...

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Action Bronson - "It Concerns Me," "Practice" & "mom speech"

Action Bronson & Ab-Soul - "Through The Eyes of a G"

Action Bronson at Irving Plaza - 1/10/14 Setlist: (via Complex)
"Silverado"
"Intro"
"Pepe Lopez"
"The Don's Cheek"
"It Concerns Me"
"Practice"
"Jackson & Travolta" (with Meyhem Lauren)
"Through the Eyes of a G" (with Ab-Soul)
"Contemporary Man"
"Twin Peugots"
"Man & The Mirror"
"Midget Cough"
"It's Me"
"Flip Ya" (with Retchy P)
"Rolling Thunder"
"Amadu Diallo" (with Party Supplies)
"In the City"
"I Adore You"
"Strictly 4 My Jeepz"

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Comments (16)

Vanilla Ice. Cream.

#fatwigger #noveltyact

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 5:42 PM

Have you seen the show where he sat on the Robust Hummus Platter?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 5:53 PM

I wonder how much hummus this guy can put away.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 6:08 PM

that age, that much wait around the middle... let the Big Pun death clock begin...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 7:38 PM

if he took he shirt off and stripped down to his skivvies, he could do a duet with the dude from fucked up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 7:58 PM

Awww, i'm sure you guys are really hurting his feelings. Boo hoo. He's laughing about your awful spelling and grammar.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 8:29 PM

Say what you want about his music, but dang that tubby bitch know how to cook him up some mad food son

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 10:07 PM

Say Hey, brothers! Big props going up for this crazy rap brother white boy! This concert was just so neat.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 10:10 PM

Worse than Christie.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 10:14 PM

^ who cares

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 10:23 PM


Didn't Party Supplies make Techno Beats now he is playing a guitar like Cage

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:01 PM

ENOUGH WITH THE INSTAGRAM FILTERS

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:25 PM

8:29- don't be worried about his feelings. worry about his arteries.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 7:40 AM

fat f'n waste

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 9:01 AM

You people actually dig this goofery?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 9:19 AM

Fat beats

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 9:34 AM

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