Hip-Hop Blue Chip Action Bronson Brings His Rhymes to The Metro
In HipHopWired.com’s list of the Top 25 Albums of 2013, Action Bronson is the only one who looks like a bruiser from a motorcycle gang who might beat up everyone at your tailgate party. But when you divorce your eyes from your ears, you don’t hear a burly giant launching clever flows about tacos and the NBA. Instead, you hear the second coming of Ghostface Killah (or at least the burly giant that ate Ghostface Killah). The rumbly raps that emerge from the former gourmet chef’s tumbly are irresistible to even the most hardened of hip-hop fans. If 2013 was the year that he started to blow up, Bronson is poised to supernova in 2014 as he launches his biggest tour yet in support of critically adored mixtape Blue Chips 2. (The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. Friday, January 24, 7 p.m. Tickets: $21.)
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Roy left The Polyphonic Spree choir and his punk band The Tah-Dahs to become a balding Chicago writer and folksinger. Find him on Twitter @RoyIvy.