Live DC: Action Bronson @ The Howard Theatre
josephschaefer | Jan 23, 2014 | 1:30PM |

Action Bronson absolutely slayed for a full, lively crowd at The Howard Theatre. Bronson, know for his bravura and general unfuckwitableness, usually moseys onto the stage toking on his G-Pen, rocking a Champion sweatshirt and sweatshorts, not giving a fuck. He typically gets through his sets in the most ADHD way, spitting a verse and then turning around to his DJ, Tommy Mas, and asking for the next track.

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This set was unlike any Action Bronson set I’ve seen. Bronson’s Blue Chips 2 set was well organized, polished and thought out. He stuck to the setlist and performed a set, as opposed to a bunch of jumbled verses. Bronson was never lacking talent or stage presence but his Howard Theatre performance showed his progression from the Dr. Lector days.

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Mr. Baklava’s encyclopedic knowledge of obscure sports figures, extraordinary beats and originality within his boasting resembles the grandeur of receiving an oldfashioned while eating Chipotle, and I mean that in the best way possible. Or close your eyes and imagine taking your leather pants off, licking your lips as a Mario Batali-looking dude slam-dunks a Maine lobster, potato gnocchi, chanterelles, red wine sughetto, burgundy black truffles and a joint in your mouth. That’s Blue Chips 2. Between throwing out G-Pens in the crowd and rapping from the balcony, Bronson’s Howard Theater performance was one for the record books.

Make sure to peep BYT’s interview with the Bronsolini.

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