Action Bronson settled on one of the standout cover images for his and Alchemist’s Rare Chandeliers mixtape, touting an animated picture of the rapper brandishing a shotgun. During an interview with DJ Semtex, the Queens, New York native spoke on how the cover art came to be, stating that he came up with the concept and explained it to an artist named Johnny Sampson who then brought his vision to life.
“I don’t like tooting my own horn unless it’s by myself, but [the concept] was me,” he said. “The homie Johnny Sampson, who’s an amazing artist, we just got on the phone and I told him all the ideas that I had and he just straight up knocked it out the fucking park. I couldn’t have been happier. It was the most amazing… From all the bullshit that goes on with the music side of everything, that was the smoothest side of the project.”
Stating that he wants to work with RZA and DJ Premier, Bronsolino noted that he’s at work on his upcoming studio debut that may include features from Kool G Rap, members of Odd Future, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. He said that the project will diverge from what listeners expect in Hip Hop and push its boundaries.
“I got my actual studio project coming out on VICE/Warner Bros. You can expect just a lot more of what I do. I’m taking it to the next level. I’m not the type of guy to go with too crazy a concept kind of thing. I’m more of a rap, rap, rap. But there’s all kinds of songs and things that you don’t usually hear in Rap and different types of scenarios and shit that are not really brought to the forefront of Rap. Because I’m such a sick person that not everyone’s going to understand the concepts I’m thinking of or think the way I think.”