Action Bronson

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About Action Bronson

For those of you still unfamiliar, meet Action Bronson, government name Arian Asllani, a 29-year-old chef-turned-rapper of Albanian descent. The 5’8, 300lb native of Flushing, Queens, New York City is a father of two, a friend ofSaved by the Bell’s Mr. Belding and a former chef for the New York Mets. Having enlisted in the rap game not three years ago after an injury in the kitchen, he’s one of the most intriguing rappers to emerge on the scene in quite some time, and is becoming an increasingly beloved presence in hip-hop.

After a slew of independent releases backed by labels such as Fool’s Gold and Fine Fabric Delegates, Bronson signed a deal with Vice Records (a Warner Brothers imprint that also backs the Black Lips and Snoop Lion) in 2013, also coming under Paul Rosenburg's Goliath Artists management, home to EminemCypress Hill and The Alchemist.  

Most recently, Action dropped the sequel to his 2013 mixtape Blue Chips with Party Supplies (both were critically acclaimed). His major label debut with Vice / Warner Bros. Records is slated to drop in 2014, and he's looking to get fellow Queens natives Nas, Mobb Deep and Kool G Rap involved.

Stay tuned, folks, and hit up actionbronson.com for more details.

Facts Only

  • Action Bronson graduated from the Art Institute of New York’s culinary program.
  • He worked as a gourmet fire-flame chef in New York before he began rapping.
  • He is an avid sneakerhead with a passion for Asics, New Balance and Vans.
  • In 2011, Bronson appeared on a track titled "Meteor Hammer" alongside Ghostface Killah and Termanology.
  • Action Bronson's favorite cartoon character is Foghorn Leghorn.
  • He once made a fan, who threw a cigarette at him, sit in the corner on stage behind the DJ booth.
  • His earliest jobs included carpentry and stocking shelves at Key Foods.
  • Action Bronson's father is an Albanian immigrant. His mother is a Jewish New Yorker.
  • His favorite rappers are Kool G Rap, Pimp C and Cam'ron.
  • Action Bronson is a Sagittarius.

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