Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)
“It’s been a long time coming, man. What the fuck.” That was Action Bronson, pausing for a moment to address the sold out crowd at Terminal 5 last night as he attempted to make sense of everything that’s happened these past four years. This shit is not a fluke, bruh. Action Bronson has worked his ass off to become one of the greatest rap stars New York City has ever given birth to, and anyone who disagrees at this point is completely out of touch with what’s popping right now in the Big Apple, and beyond.
Last night was the first of back-to-back shows celebrating Bronson’s major label debut Mr. Wonderful. And to properly pay homage to his glorious new body of work, he—along with The Alchemist on the wheels and Party Supplies on the instruments—performed the album in full from start to finish. As Action emerged from backstage and raised his fist to the uproarious crowd (who had waited outside on a ridiculously long line wrapped around the venue to see him), it was clear that this was going to be a special night.