I’ve returned and brought with me some new heat from Meyhem Lauren and company. Only the real will remember that bonus round in Street Fighter II where you got to use your bare fists to recklessly smash a luxury sedan down to the frame for extra points. Harry Fraud on the production.
Apparently, I’ve been asleep because this dude is nice. Shabaam Sahdeeq drops a set of visuals from this Harry Fraud-produced track off of his upcoming album Keepers of the Lost Art, slated to drop April 22. Looking forward to more loosies like this between now and then.
Bronson dropped this loosey a little while ago and it’s probably something left on the cutting room floor from Saaab Stories. I’m not mad at it…a smooth ride. Peep the classic Big Body Bes tirade.
New Bronson, possibly left on the cutting room floor from the Saaab Stories session.
While some grumbled at the idea of a 7-track EP from Action Bronson as opposed to a full-length project, I’ve always been a fan of quality over quantity, especially when it comes to artists with a great ear for quality sound. I’ve been a fan of Bronson ever since hearing “Jar of Drugs” back in 2011, which was also produced by Harry Fraud and to my knowledge was one of his first songs they collaborated on. The spaced-out Bronson/Fraud sound is definitely a contrast to earlier joints like “Get Off My PP” produced by Tommy Mas off of the Dr. Lecter album, which featured breakbeats and elegant jazz samples. Nevertheless, the chemistry between Bronson and Fraud is a weird science that comes together nicely on SAAAB Stories.
“72 Virgins” enlists the assistance of Bronson’s road dog Big Body Bes, who doesn’t really qualify as a hypeman for some reason and doesn’t rap, but still adds an irreplaceable energy to a track. On this one, he’s allowed to rant for half the track after a strangely heartfelt verse from Action kicks off the project. The dreamy “Triple Backflip” has a title that plays on Bronson’s tendency to rap about extraordinary physical feats and the production style is where Fraud lives most comfortably. “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” is the perfect song for the summertime drive and was the first single off of the EP.
I’m probably one of few who’s been over Wiz Khalifa since just after Kush & Orange Juice, but I felt like his input on “The Rockers” was trite and highly unnecessary. Though the song itself was quality, giving the feature to Wiz was like pearls to swine, considering the bars he put on it. On the other hand, the collaboration with Raekwon and Prodigy “Seven Series Triplets” is by contrast a work of art, as is “Alligator”, probably my favorite joint on the album, where Bronson flies solo on a signature Fraud beat.
There aren’t too many MCs that blend so well with so many different producers, but with Bronson, the intricate differences between the producers he usually works with are always a welcome addition to my Bronson-only playlists, from Tommy Mas to Party Supplies to Harry Fraud, of course. You can tell that Bronson has a hand in beat selection, as he never seems to go for the easy tasks and prefers a more layered, inspired sound. Though short, SAAAB Stories is free of filler and leaves the listener wanting more from the artist but also feeling like they have a piece to add to the already healthy collection of what’s already out there from the artist. Next up: Blue Chips II with Party Supplies.
Buy it on iTunes. Don’t be that guy.
This guy is non-stop entertainment. Action Bronson lets fly the visuals for “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”, which is the first release off of Bronson and Harry Fraud’s Saab Stories project, which is slated for early June. Get into it.
Producer Harry Fraud links with Earl Sweatshirt and Riff Raff for this joint off of his High Tide EP, which you can download here. Mean. And Riff Raff apparently found your wife on clearance at Wal-Mart. Sh*t. Like what can you say to that?
Yeah, so I’ll basically download anything Harry Fraud produces on; it’s not even a question. Here, Eddie B links up with Fraud for a mixtape that’s half instrumentals and half new music from personal favorites like Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Ag Da Coroner, and Maffew Ragazino. Can’t lose here.
Action Bronson yet again teams up with Harry Fraud, but this time as an assist to Fraud on his Adrift mixtape. To me, this is a high point for that project, considering Bronsolino is one of the few MCs on it that actually put out a performance worthy of the production quality, but that’s neither here nor there. Enjoy this tripped-out banger.
One of the best producers out right now just dropped a compilation on us featuring all kinds of new music from Action Bronson, Young Roddy, Kool G Rap, and a whole slew of people. La Musica de Harry Fraud.