Album Review | Action Bronson – White Bronco

This album was released on November 1st this year. I’ve never been the biggest fan of Action Bronson, but I don’t think he’s bad at all. His music just rarely leaves much of an impression on me. However, I did enjoy his 2017 album, Blue Chips 7000. I don’t ever think Action Bronson will release something that truly blows me away. I’ll be shocked if he ever ends up in my album of the year discussion. He’s a solid rapper though. He’s good. I wouldn’t call him great. I think I’m gonna enjoy this project. Hopefully it’s some of his best work. It’ll probably just be more of what I typically get from Action, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it to some extent.

1. Dr. Kimble produced by Harry Fraud

The guitar driven production on this track is pretty nice. The way he has the sound of a horse neighing in the song is pretty funny. The first verse was cool. That line about how he head-butts people instead of shaking their hands was funny. There’s not really a hook on this track. He’s just kinda rapping all over the track with some short breaks in between each verse. This is a pretty solid track. It’s just a bunch of cartoony bars over a chill beat. The line about how his eyes go completely black while he howls at the moon was cool. It’s a really barebones song structurally. I like it though. It’s a dope song.

2. Irishman Freestyle produced by Party Supplies

I just listened to this entire track, and I don’t really have much to say about it. The beat sounds like something you’d hear in an 80s movie. It’s pretty solid. The entire song is just one verse. It’s a really short song. It’s the shortest track on the album. There aren’t really any lines that stick out to me aside from the one about him being butt naked with an uzi on Broadway. I think this is a solid song, but it’s not as entertaining as the previous track. I still enjoyed it to a certain extent though. It’s good.

3. Mt. Etna produced by Daringer

This song definitely has the best beat on the album so far. The song isn’t that different from the previous two tracks. He’s just rapping the entire time with no hook. This is the second time on the album where he’s talked about howling like a wolf. He didn’t use the wolf simile the first time he mentioned howling, but everyone thinks of wolves when they hear the word “howl.” This is another solid song. It’s pretty short, but I enjoyed it. It’s dope.

4. Live from the Moon featuring Yung Mehico produced by Knxwledge

I’m about halfway through this song already, and I have pretty much nothing to say about it. The beat from Knxwledge is dope. Action’s just saying random bullshit like he usually does. The imagery of a cheetah driving a purple X6 BMW was cool, but aside from that nothing about Action’s rapping really stands out. The saxophone solo from Yung Mehico at the end of the song was pretty nice. This is a cool song, but it feels really skeletal, much like the previous three songs. It’s not bad though. I definitely enjoyed it to a certain extent. It’s kinda dope.

5. White Bronco produced by Daringer & The Special Victims Unit

This was the first single from this album. First of all, the music video is fucking awesome. The single art looks like it was made in MS Paint, but that’s not really much of a problem for me. This track definitely has the best beat on the album so far. It’s really smooth. The entire song just has one verse from Action. There’s no hook or bridge or anything like that. The song feels really skeletal, just like every other track on the album so far. It’s still enjoyable for me though. I like this track. It’s dope.

6. Brutal featuring Meyhem Lauren produced by Party Supplies

I just listened to this entire song. It’s pretty good. I like the production a lot. The verse from Action Bronson didn’t really do much for me though. Meyhem Lauren’s verse wasn’t bad. The song is cool, but it’s definitely not one of my favorites. It’s really short. Action only spit like 8 bars. The chaotic sound effects at the end of the song were kinda cool I guess. I don’t know. This is definitely one of the more underwhelming songs on the album, but I still enjoyed it to a certain extent. It’s dope to me.

7. Prince Charming produced by Knxwledge

Action Bronson probably made the artwork for the singles himself. This was the second single released from the album. It’s pretty good. It’s one of the more complete sounding songs on the album. There’s still no hook though. I don’t think I’ve heard a single hook on this album so far. It’s really just more of the same. The only difference is the production. You could honestly take any verse from this album and change whatever song it appears on, and it wouldn’t really make a difference. They’re all pretty similar. I enjoyed this track though. I liked hearing him brag about crashing Benzes. This is dope.

8. Telemundo produced by Samiyam

This track really didn’t do anything for me. I’m starting to get tired of the formula Action’s got on this album. The beat from Samiyam is kinda cool, but there’s only one verse from Action on this track, and he doesn’t really say anything that interesting. Nothing about this song stands out as being particularly bad, but it’s just not that entertaining to me. I’m not gonna be coming back to this track. It’s not a bad song, but I don’t think it’s that good either.

9. Picasso’s Ear produced by Knxwledge

I’m bothered by the title of this song. Van Gogh is the one who cut his ear off. There’s nothing special about Picasso’s ears. Anyway, the slow paced beat on this track isn’t bad. This is the first song on the entire album that actually has a hook. It’s okay I guess. Neither of the verses really impressed me. This is another average song that I’ll probably never listen to again. It’s a really short song. I feel pretty much the same way that I felt about the previous track. It’s just not very good to me. It’s okay though. Nothing about it stands out as being bad. It’s just kinda bland. I won’t be returning to it.

10. Ring Ring featuring Big Body Bes produced by Harry Fraud

I just listened to this entire track. It’s yet another song that I don’t see myself coming back to. The production didn’t impress me. The feature from Big Body Bes was pretty unnecessary. He just said the words “machine gun money” after each verse from Action. Neither of the two verses really did anything for me. This is another underwhelming track that I won’t ever listen to again. Nothing about this track stands out in any way. It’s not good to me.

11. Swerve On ‘Em featuring A$AP Rocky produced by Harry Fraud

The beat on this track actually sounds really different from all the other ones on this album. It’s kind of cloudy, and it has some strong bass. The two verses from Action Bronson aren’t really much different from the other verses on this album. He didn’t really say anything that interesting. The lyrics kinda go in one ear and out the other. The same thing could honestly be said about Rocky’s verse, but he definitely stole the show anyway just because his flow was so much better than Action’s. I think this is a pretty solid track. It’s not one of my favorites, but it’s better than the previous three tracks for sure. It’s dope.

This album is good. It’s pretty much exactly what I was expecting. I really don’t think Action Bronson is that great of a rapper, but his verses on this project were sufficient. This album is far from perfect. There aren’t any beats or verses that really blew me away. Everything’s just slightly above average. If you’ve heard any other Action Bronson project before you should know what to expect from this. The main difference with this project is that all the songs are super skeletal. There’s not a single track here that reaches three minutes in length. The entire project is under half an hour. I don’t regret checking it out, but I wouldn’t really say you’re missing out if you decide to skip it. I enjoyed it overall though. It’s dope.

Favorite Song: White Bronco
Least Favorite Song: Picasso’s Ear




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