Friday, July 25, 2014

Mr. Wonderful Prelude: Action Bronson & Herbie Hancock - "Get Off My P.P." (Cookin' Soul Remix)

It's almost hard to believe that chef-turned rapper Action Bronson's independently pressed Dr. Lecter album was already released nearly four years ago. He's somehow managed to unknowingly charm over middle [white] America, whilst rapping almost exclusively about fine dining, pro wrestling, sexual exploits, and drug trade. My beautiful girlfriend and I have been lucky enough to witness Bronson's charismatic stage show twice thus far, on the 2 High 2 Die Tour alongside Danny Brown & Trash Talk and as part of the XXL Freshmen 2013 Tour with Joey Bada$$ & Big K.R.I.T... both ahead of the release of his Blue Chips 2 mixtape, which is quite arguably his most cohesive body of work yet. While we're still patiently waiting for Action Bronson's long-rumored VICE Records debut, tentatively titled "Mr. Wonderful," Spanish production duo Cookin' Soul recently concocted an unofficial remix of Dr. Lecter stand-out, "Get Off My P.P." For the time being, I'll just let Roots affiliates okayplayer break it down for ya: "the righteous rehash swaps Jazz great for Jazz great, supplanting the original track's chop of Dizzy [Gillespie]'s standard "A Night In Tunisia" for Herbie [Hancock]'s brilliantly regal "Death Wish (Main Title)." Hancock single-handedly composed an original score for 1974 vigilante action film, Death Wish, which just so happens to have starred another notorious Bronson — Charles Bronson. No word just yet on a full-length Action Bronson vs. Charles Bronson by way of Herbie Hancock project, but as always, Cookin' Soul's cut, gutted, and well done production work adds a whole 'nother layer of depth and Soul-Funk to Bronson's aged "Get Off My P.P." "I'll tell [you] this, Nobody in the History of Rap music will ever have more Piano solos or Guitar face-melters on their Album than me," read a slightly overzealous note @ActionBronson himself posted on Twitter mid-Friday morning.

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