Action Bronson Says He And The Alchemist Recorded Over Forty Songs For "Rare Chandeliers"

Action Bronson explains his recording process with The Alchemist on "Rare Chandeliers."

Earlier this week, Action Bronson and The Alchemist finally dropped their long-awaited collaborative project Rare Chandeliers. Now, in a recent interview with Complex, the Queens emcee recalls working with the veteran Cali producer on the mixtape.

Broson said that he had to drastically adjust his schedule in order to work with Alc on the project, even if that meant he was recording at all hours of the night. He added that the two crafted nearly 40 songs for the mixtape, but didn't stop creating music until they felt they had a complete project.

“The thing is, when you record with Al at his house, you gotta live on his schedule, or else you’ll never get any work done. [His schedule is] stay up ‘til you pass out, wake up whenever, eat whenever, and at any time, anything could be done. We [recorded around the clock]. “We [had enough songs that we] could have put out an album a2fter three days. But we just continued on, and kept going at it and working and working and working. We almost did forty songs. When you get in a zone, you can’t really stop. You don’t say, ‘We’re gonna stop at ten,’ or, ‘We’re gonna stop at fifteen.’ You keep creating and creating and you pick the best out of the lot. “At the end of the day, I’m just a fucking one of a kind, and so is Al."

Check out the full interview over at Complex.

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18 Comments

  • Anonymous

    One of a kind fake Ghostface, YEAH

  • Anonymous

    obese waddling cornball raps with as much self-control as he eats and smokes, which is NONE. maybe this 400 pound sack of shit with skin tags will get the next one right and call it I CAN'T SEE MY FEET

  • Chemikal Underwear

    album was trash and Bronstein raps about nothing endlessly; maybe if I smoked myself as stupid as this retard I'd be "amused" but for anyone still sentient in 2012, he's a whining repetitive cornbal with ZERO taste (as his bad tattoos and morbid obesity prove to the Nth.)

  • Anonymous

    wow, if that's th dogshit they put out, the leftovers must be unfuckinggodly... but 'moderation' obviously isn't Bronstein's style so vomit it up you sack of shit, white nerds will rejoice

  • Anonymous

    every cd should be a double lp like side A and B of a cassette tape

  • Anonymous

    thats dope. watch this for the death of swag and skinny jeans in 2nd verse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR1sRsqFrWY

  • poetic assasin

    yea I get mad when there are so many errors in these articles, it's like they don't care -- mixtape was solid - funny as hell - dope combo.

  • Anonymous

    the project stinks. alchemsit worst batch of beats i ever heard on a full album. action bronson comes real lazy, flow is slowed way down lyrics real repetitive. i expected a lot, i love alchemist and action but these guys are capable of so much more. i really enjoyed well done and i'm not even a big statik fan. alchemist lost his sound and action is getting lazy. his flow is slowing down and his lyrics are getting really repetitive. i'd like to hear the other songs they recorded. i love these guys they are 2 of the best did not like this project though. when i heard alchemist and action did an album i was expecting both guys at their best. very disappointing hopefully they recover ok. even still, the project was free, so i shouldn't complain. dr.lecter was incredible. well done was well done. blue chips was fire. this? ehhh. i hope they do it again and make it right.

  • JackMerri

    ca explique beaucoup de choses...apres 3 jours de studio ils avaient assez de chansons pour remplir un album...ok si Alchemist consacre 15 minutes pour concocter un beat on comprend pourquoi ses productions sont aussi mediocres ces derniers temps...il ferait mieux de peaufiner son travail au lieu de composer frenetiquement...pour l'instant ce que j'ai ecoute de l'album c'est pas brillant, ca vaut pas Dr Lecter ou Well Done

  • Anonymous

    i guess he picked the 12 worse ones out of the 40...... project is such a disappointment

    • Young

      Did you notice that your last was in chronological order? Action's not getting worse you're just getting bored with him. Same reason people like monkey bars better than jesus price.

    • TaZzZ

      I agree with Anon, not a hopeful pattern but not to say this isn't still an ill tape. Its grown on me a lot, and its new FREE Bronson shit, how can you complain? Five minute beats, one take raps... Once he makes a real studio project he will start making less directionless stuff and make songs like on Dr Lecter. Although I'm not excited about him working with a bunch of producers, I think he'll keep it to those he's already built chemistry with, I trust his ear for beats, and he'll step it up in the song making department. He needs a little direction, these are technically modern day mixtapes, they're free what more can you ask for? I can't complain about Alc's beats, they grow on you a lot, you see hgow obscure but technical he is the more you listen. It's still a 3.5-4 in my book, mainly for the chemistry.

    • Anonymous

      listen, im a huge bronsolini fan..... this was just not on the level of his previous projects. 1) Dr Lecter 2) Well-Done 3) Blue Chips 4) Rare Chandliers

    • Jay

      How?? That shit was amazing great beats great lyrics felt like a funny ass action movie (nopun)

    • goodmusic

      shut the fuck up buddy the project was really well done and better than alot of bullshit out today

  • Anonymous

    Broson said that he had to drastically adjust his schedule in order to work with Alc on the project, even if that meant he was recording at all hour of the night. He added that the two crafted nearly 40 songs for the mixtape, but did stop creating music until they felt they had a complete project. proof read your shit

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