Over the last couple of years, a 325lb Albanian/Jewish MC from Queens, NY, by the name of Action Bronson has been consistently gaining traction in the rap game. Since he first entered the scene, favorable comparisons have been drawn between his delivery and that of the legendary Ghostface Killah, but as Bronson (born Ariyan Arslani) continues to push out one mixtape, EP, or collab after the other, he’s proven his own style to be increasingly unique, as well as more and more refined. But if we’re talking about The WU, then the 28-year-old rapper’s identity might be more accurately associated with that of Raekwon “The Chef,” from the Staten Island crew. Growing up in his family’s restaurant, Arslani eventually studied culinary arts at the Art Institute of New York and worked his way up in the restaurant business. Consequently, many of his verses not only embrace the type of mafioso-style braggadocio popularized by the likes of Raekwon, but also make reference to high-end cooking and ingredients.
The following excerpt via his press release, describes how he came to transition into a rap career in the first place:
While Bronson was a ravenous musical connoisseur who grew up admiring artists like Kool G. Rap, Cam’ron and Mobb Deep, he never contemplated rapping himself. But a few years back, he penned a satirical song over a Southern beat CD and the results were improbably impressive. With an oversized personality, intricate wordplay and the cagy charm of an outer-borough striver, he was a natural. And after a broken leg forced him out of the kitchen, Bronson began writing seriously. In 2007, joined with Mayhem Lauren and Jay Steele to release the Last of a Dyin’ Breed: Volume 1 mixtape under the collective name “The Outdoorsmen.”
Action Bronson is hitting the road in promotion of Blue Chips 2, his latest mixtape with producer, Party Supplies. He will be hitting Seattle‘s Neptune Theatre on February 1st and, thanks to our friends at the Seattle Theatre Group, one of you jokers has the opportunity to win a pair of tickets and attend that show yourself.
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THE CONTEST / GIVEAWAY:
*1 Winner will receive a pair of tickets to the following performance :
The Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wa
Feb. 1st, 2014 @ 9pm
HOW TO ENTER:
This giveaway will center around Action Bronson’s penchant for spitting verses about cooking up, serving up, and eating up delicacies.
Your mission as the entrant is to assemble your best culinary-related rap. It can be just a bar or 2, or a much longer verse; you decide.
You can brag about your “skills,” explain why you deserve the tickets, or break down a conspiracy theory… whatever you want; it doesn’t matter to us. It’s completely up to you, content-wise.
Using a random number generator and the wikipedia American episode list for the cooking competition show, Iron Chef, we’ve selected the secret ingredient/theme from episode #18 of Season #3, which is VENISON
Bonus points if you use the secret ingredient in your entry (it may help you edge out someone else).
Post your answer in the comment section below.
There is no part 3. That’s all there is to the contest. It’s pretty easy… but you should probably read the fine print.
The Fine Print:
All entries must be received by Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 11:59pm to be eligible.
You can enter as many times as you want, but use a valid email so that we can contact you. If you sign in with Facebook, make sure that your account can accept a message from us. Winner will be chosen arbitrarily, based on our personal “favorite.”
If you are not sure that you will be able to attend the show, do not enter! You’d be surprised how often that shit happens and we don’t want these going to waste.
If we are unable to contact the winner in a reasonable amount of time, a new winner will be chosen.