What’s up citizens this ya guy Rob Markman with The Rob Report, where we break down music for the game’s hottest artists. Last week we got all types of reactions when I reviewed Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly — shout out to Taraji P. Henson, Heeeeeey Cookie. Now this week we’re going to check out Action Bronson’s major label debut Mr. Wonderful.
What the hell? Action absolutely shines on the 40-produced “Actin Crazy” and gets physchadelic when he sings on “City Boy Blues.” But while there is technically no bad joints on this 13-track album, I would’ve liked another rap joint instead of the experimental and extremely instrumental “The Passage”
Where are the Bars Bronoslino. Still in a a climate where most rappers seem to be playing follow the leader, shout to Action for giving us something that no one else can. It’s not a perfect LP, and it isn’t for every rap fans, but the Bronson die hards will love it. “The Rising” with Big Body Bes and the Party Supplies-produced “Only America” are early favorites, but I can’t get enough of “Falconry” with Mayhem Lauren — that’s just dope hip-hop.
Overall I got to give Mr. Wonderful a 7.5 out of 10. Props to Action for being himself, but there is room for growth. Still that’s just what I think, I need you to hit me on Twitter @RobMarkman and tell me what you think. I talk back.