Action Bronson and long-time friend, collaborator, and food travel cohort The Alchemist have once again teamed up for 2 minutes and 47 seconds-worth of Jazz-inflected Boom-Bap bliss; previously having worked together a number of times since Blaxploitation-like Rare Chandeliers (2012) but not on a proper collaborative full-length project since, Bronson & Alchemist have reunited for "The Hopeless Romantic" from the latter's Lunch Meat EP. The Alchemist also drafted sharp-tongued emcees Roc Marciano, Westside Gunn & Conway (Hall N' Nash,) Styles P, and Benny The Butcher for his Lunch Meat EP, which features instrumentals for all four emcee-assisted tracks on Side B. To coincide with the release of Alchemist's Lunch Meat EP this past Friday, Action Bronson & Alan The Chemist recruited artist E Money (@theedollarsign) AKA E$ to create a series of original illustrations and pieces of artwork inspired by Bronson's excpectedly zany "The Hopeless Romantic" rhymes schemes for a collaborative black-and-white music video.
"When I met [Alchemist], he mentioned doing an audio/visual collaboration and I could not be more excited that it came to fruition and this was the end result," E$ (@theedollarsign) charismatically wrote on Instagram. Lunch Meat EP is currently available to download or stream on The Alchemist's Bandcamp page, while Season 3 of Action Bronson's F*ck, That's Delicious is poised to debut on VICELAND this upcoming Monday, April 16th at 10:30pm. Since December 2017, Alchemist has released a series of Bandcamp-only releases including French Blend, The Good Book: Chapter 1 (Joyful Noise,) French Blends Pt. 2, Big Body Bes' solo debut "Homicide," Paris x LA x Bruxelles Instrumentals, and now, Lunch Meat EP. Rapper's Best Friend 4: An Instrumental Series, Budgie-assisted The Good Book, Vol. 2 and Moving Parts EP with TNGHT producer and DJ Lunice were additionally, released exclusively on Spotify. Action Bronson's latest release was 2017's Blue Chips 7,000, which showcased production work from Party Supplies, The Alchemist, composer Woody Jackson, Harry Fraud, Knxwledge, and Daringer.