Action Bronson
Saaab Stories


2.5
average

Review

by oltnabrick USER (23 Reviews)
June 14th, 2013 | 60 replies


Release Date: 06/11/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bronson hits you with that drop kick, Marty Jannetty.

After working with Party Supplies on 2012’s Blue Chips and, shortly after, Alchemist on Rare Chandeliers, Action Bronson finally managed to get longtime collaborator Harry Fraud to exclusively produce his first EP, Saaab Stories. For Bronson, even with the brilliance and blunted wit that made his mixtapes so enjoyable, Fraud’s production matches his delivery in a way that the other producers haven't. This makes Saaab Stories a much more cohesive release than previous releases.

Somehow Fraud manages to rise above Bronson's colorful charismatic persona becoming the main star on the EP. No two tracks on Saab Stories sound alike without sounding scatter-brained or overly indulgent. When Harry Fraud is at his best, he’s whipping up hazy dream-like beats that takes the listener to a mystic world covered by swirling layers of mist and everything moves in slow-mo. “Triple Backflip” is a near perfect incarnation of that world, with a beat that makes you feel as if you’re drifting around in the mist that surrounds you, and Bronson's echoed vocals can be heard in the near distance.

Action doesn't stray far from his usual lyrical armory of food and off-color sexual imagery, but his vocal tint is a bit of a departure from his usually upbeat, feel-good flows. Bronson has allowed Harry Fraud's moody beats to showcase a much darker side of himself than listener may have grown used to. During the second part of "Alligator" Action gets about as serious as he has ever been. No humor or silly remarks only allusions to the pain and hardships he has. This is quite remarkable for Bronson because even when there is a more serious subject matter at hand he usually has something witty to add to it, lightening the mood but on "Alligator" there is no nonsense for Action Bronson. Despite the usually serious subject matter, Saaab Stories isn't entirely dark and serious, tracks like "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" and "2 Virgins" are full of brash tongue-in-cheek humor about hookers, "baby dick" and other things Bronson's fans should expect from him.

Saaab Stories proves to the nay-sayers that Action Bronson isn't a one trick pony that raps only about demolishing both, cheesesteaks and asian hookers vagina's. The only thing that holds Saaab Stories is it's short, but expected, play time. When its all said and done all you want is more from Bronson which is probably exactly how he wants you to feel.



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oltnabrick
June 14th 2013


31573 Comments


stream here:

http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/full-stream-of-action-bronson-and-harry-fraud-s-saaab-stories-ep-news.6012.html



great ep, cant wait for whatever he has next

BallsToTheWall
June 14th 2013


44805 Comments


Dude loves his asian women. Pos.

FourthReich
June 14th 2013


18136 Comments


pretty damn good, nice review dog

oltnabrick
June 14th 2013


31573 Comments


ahh thanks

FourthReich
June 14th 2013


18136 Comments


lemme see yo grill

Hep Kat
June 14th 2013


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it's been a great year for rap

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MO
June 14th 2013


19078 Comments


nice this guy is awesome

Hep Kat
June 14th 2013


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sup mo

Iz u mo tibbs Cuba Godings lil bro????!!?!?!??

elephantREVOLUTION
June 14th 2013


2791 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

good review. still gotta check this out

RosaParks
June 14th 2013


15049 Comments


strictly 4 my jeeps track of the year

oltnabrick
June 14th 2013


31573 Comments


stoned listening to coldplay

bakkermaarten007
June 15th 2013


3687 Comments


classy artwork

oltnabrick
June 15th 2013


31573 Comments


omg featured nice

FourthReich
June 16th 2013


18136 Comments


my nigger brick gets a feature thank you based god

elephantREVOLUTION
June 17th 2013


2791 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/ranking-every-wrestler-action-bronson-has-ever-mentioned-1

Inveigh
June 29th 2013


25201 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

in totally expected fashion, this rules

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oltnabrick
July 4th 2013


31573 Comments


Baby my ride so clean, I ride so dirty

I'm about to buy an alligator for my birthday

Inveigh
July 4th 2013


25201 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

best song here, but all of them are damn tasty

good review homie

oltnabrick
July 5th 2013


31573 Comments


Ahhh thanks

oltnabrick
July 31st 2013


31573 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS-c9757LY0



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