Action Bronson, the Flushing, Queens chef-turned-rapper / food show personality, has announced his major label full length debut ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ out 23 March via Vice/Atlantic. The album features production from Noah "40" Shebib, three time Grammy Award winner Mark Ronson, The Alchemist, 88 Keys and longtime collaborator/cohort Party Supplies. ‘Mr. Wonderful’, which also includes guest spots from Chance the Rapper, Party Supplies, Big Body Bes and Meyhem Lauren, catapults Bronson into new territory with sonically voluminous production while staying true to the mixtape aesthetic that has made him so popular in the hip hop community and beyond. This is an album that is the sum of its parts, with meticulously crafted segues into each track creating a fluid, tightly woven work. Notably the album includes a Billy Joel sample approved by the man himself on "Brand New Car" due to a hand written note from both Action Bronson and Mark Ronson exclaiming their admiration to the New York legend; a rare feat achieved by few.
You can hear "Actin Crazy" below, produced by Noah "40" Shebib and Omen, a producer known largely for producing Drake tracks and few others in-between. The atmospherically layered single shows how far Bronson has come since his highly lauded mixtape Blue Chips 2 and is just a piece of the puzzle that is Mr. Wonderful.
MR. WONDERFUL TRACKLISTING
Brand New Car
When I Rise ft Big Body Bes
Falconry ft Meyhem Lauren & Big Body Bes
THUG LOVE STORY 2017 THE MUSICAL (interlude)
A. City Boy Blues ft Chauncy Sherod
B. A light in the Addict ft Party Supplies
C. Baby Blue ft Chance the Rapper
Only in America ft Party Supplies