Action Bronson x Party Supplies - Blue Chips

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Bronson is back with "Blue Chips," yet another high-quality mixtape to add to an already impressive body of work.

For someone who has only really been well known for the last year or so, Action Bronson has put in quite a bit of work. With multiple studio albums already under his belt and a handful of mixtapes in his back pocket, he could be forgiven for needing a break or running out of steam. Nevertheless, Bronson is back with Blue Chips, yet another high-quality mixtape to add to an already impressive body of work.

Following the single-production pattern set by Bronson’s other projects like Well Done, Blue Chips was produced entirely by Party Supplies, helping the mixtape feel like something legitimate instead of a bunch of leftovers. The tracks themselves are perfectly suited for Bronson’s gritty, classic New York sound, making even a simple drum-less violin loop sound hard. Party Supplies takes the job seriously, building beats with unexpected changes (“Double Breasted”) and atypical concepts (“Thug Love Story”) that might normally be saved for a retail LP.

Bronson himself treats the project with care as well, spinning extended metaphors out of his usual favorite subjects—food, wrestling, women—in his typical energetic-but-effortless style. Many of the individual songs are shorter freestyles with one or two long verses (“Intercontinental Champion,” “5 Minute Beats 1 Take Raps”) but the in-and-out approach helps keep everything moving along smoothly. He goes long-form when he feels it’s necessary (“9-24-11”) but ultimately leaves you wanting more. Bronson’s style doesn’t vary heavily from verse to verse, but the rhymes are layered with enough complexity to make up the difference (“Tapas”).

There’s a case to be made that the frequent comparisons to Ghostface are a little unfair, but it’s still true that Action Bronson fills the “W” shaped hole in the rap game better than most actual Wu-Tang affiliates have been for the last several years. Either way, Bronson has yet to wear out his welcome even after a flood of releases, so while it’s still possible that he’ll slow down in the future, he hasn’t done it on Blue Chips.

DX Consensus: “Free Album” (the highest possible praise for a mixtape).

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40 Comments

  • Dylann17

    Excellent mixtape!

  • Jay

    One of the best projects of 2012 PERIOD

  • Anonymous

    not too impressed lol

  • Ray Ray

    This is crazy man still listening to it

  • Roy

    He is one of the best in hip hop whether u like it or not

  • Jazzmatazz

    Incredible mixtape. This guy is like second to spitta in terms of hardworking. Pretty consistent too. Dr. Lecter and Well Done still get play around these parts. Bronsalini brought it on this one. Im excited for his Harry Fraud & Alc albums

  • yes!

    4/5 from me. No "Dr. Lecter" tho.

  • isoeLpoLoLoco

    I was sleepin on this dude shame on me. Good ear for beats + Dope lyrics=stupid hot dumb shit

  • BRRR

    It's cool, but not as cool as y'all are acting

  • RUFFNNEKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I BE LIIIKKEE!!!!

  • joaozi8

    4.5/5 This kid is working hard!!

  • the truth

    Where are the.comments???

  • Anonymous

    I stand up because I'm a man.

  • Gabriele

    5 stars... most underrated MC right now

  • So Icy Boi!

    Action Bronson is a true MC. Its ma burday. Im 18. I was a white girl..... now Im a black man. fuck Lil Wayne! fuck Drake! fuck YMCMB! fuck MMG! fuck Brick Squad! wu-tang clan forever. nas tha goat. swag

  • firealarm

    I didn't really want to like Action Bronson but its hard to deny the dude's talent. Now all his music is on my iPod, too sick.

  • Anonymous

    Niggas is dumb brosolino is nice as fuck and this mixtape is fire. It's not as tight as well done but its a certified banger.

  • Anonymous

    I'd rather hear about food, weed and bitches than the fake from the heart shit like Drake. I love how the album sounds old, the production, the beats, the lyrics...Who's making better "bad influence" rap right now?

  • TaZzZ

    The fact that every criticism of Bronson I have ever heard has nothing to do with his lyricism, beat (producer) selection or overall flow's gta tell you something... Nobody can hate this guy for his final product, only his questionable antics. Biggie didn't cover the same content? Wu? Jay? Bronsolino just gives it his own flavor (pun intended) Who doesn't love smoking blunts, fuckin bitches and eating bomb food... Generally I'm the first to criticize content-less garbage, but this man has found a way to tap into my inner misogynist and make it fun. Plus he respects what hip hop stands for and he knows his history. I'd like to see him put out a joint under some alias like the Gorillaz or something and see if he gets the same reaction.. Something tells me that the basis of the hate falls somewhere in between his weight and his skin color

  • CANKLE BRACELETS

    And now it's garbage!! maybe white teenagers with little experience think Bronson is the mantits but any head with perspective is very unimpressed by this obese moron. Only "funny "thing about this wheezing sack of shit are his brain-damaged tattoos and that he acts like Meyhem Lauren has 'talent' too.

  • yes!

    Exponentially better than fucking "Well Done" Wish "Contemporary Man" was on there though.

    • Greasy G

      Yeah, Contemporary Man is the craziest track these two did! People that like this tape - it's online somewhere.

  • Anonymous

    Straight ass. Bronson is a straight punchline rapper who used up all his 'jokes' about 100 verses ago. People are WAY too pleased he can even stand up after 'spitting' they forget he has no content, no soul and no character except that of an obese gourmand... ... He doesn't even cop to being Jewish either!

  • J Deezy

    I was gonna vote 5 but this shit should stay right where it is at 420!

  • BIG FACE ITALY

    Very nice Tape by Bronson and party supplies.

  • Anonymous

    Man this mixtape was the shit, dude don't sound like ghostface maybe the voice as far as style goes no way. I also got that ghostface/premo mixtape ghost and bronson are diffrent. 9-24-11 was the dopest song.

  • KILL LAMES

    THE ALBUM MIXTAPE WAS DOPE AS FUCK IMO, THE BEATS WERE CRAZY AND LYRICS WERE DOPE HE HAD EVERYTHING GOING FOR HIM. DON'T UNDERSTAND THE HATE CAUSE HIS LOVE FOR HIPHOP IS CRAZY AS WELL, I GUESS IF HE WAS BLACK HE WOULD GET MORE LOVE. HE DOES SOUND LIKE GHOSTFACE BUT WHAT CAN HE DO? THAT'S HOW HE SOUNDS, THAT'S HIS VOICE GHOST DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH IT AND HAD HIM ON THE SONG METEOR HAMMER (DOPE SONG). BRONSON IS BUILDING UP HYPE AND HIP-HOP NEEDS AN ARTIST LIKE HIM IN THIS TIME OF FUCKERY

    • anonymous

      doom...really? dude doesn't even rhyme on beat

    • Anonymous

      ITS BECAUSE BRONSON IS SUPERFICIAL WE DON'T LIKE HIM; WHAT IS THE POINT OF A CHINESE MENU COLLECTION OF SPORTS AND FOOD JOKES? THIS SACK OF SHIT LIVED WITH HIS PARENTS UNTIL A MONTH AGO AND SMOKES A LOT OF ANYTHING HIS FAR HANDS CAN FIND. DUDE IS A ZERO, JUST FILLING THE AIR WITH BULLSHIT AND HAS NO NARRATIVE OR POETIC TALENT WHATSOEVER. IF HE HADN'T DROPPED OUT OF 8TH GRADE MAYBE HE'D HAVE READ SOME OF THE BOOKS THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED HIM UP HIS GAME. MEANWHILE, ONE MONCH OR DOOM VERSE DESTROYS THIS MOUNTAIN OF SHITS LIFE.

  • McNulty

    If you get past the fact the album is by a fat fuck whiteboy, you'll love this. awesome production (damn that production!!!) and rapping. to the hater below, I respect your opinion, but im sick of listening to 90s Hip-Hop. yeah its the best, but i need new shit, I can only listen to "Fish" so many times, ya know?

    • KILL LAMES

      FUCK OUTTA HERE, THE ALBUM WAS WACK CAUSE HE WAS A FAT WHITE GUY? THE DUDE IS A FUCKIN MONSTER ANYWAY YOU LOOK AT IT AND CAN OUT RAP ANY MAINSTREAM RADIO NIGGA SO I DON'T SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS

  • Jamil Pepin

    define "high quality," please? in what universe would i EVER play this trash when i have "Ironman," "Supreme Clientele," "Golden Arms Redemption," "Fischale" etc on the shelves? Bronson has a better chance as Jets quarterback than he does making an album with replay value. If fatso cooked with such stale ingredients he rapped with he'd 150 pounds!