New York rapper Action Bronson found himself in headlines today as Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah posted a video, sending serious threats to Action, due to Action’s recentESPN appearance. During the appearance, Action’s music was compared to Ghostface, when Action replied that “(Ghostface) isn’t rapping like this no more.” No only did Ghostface not take kindly to being called washed up, but he reallllllly didn’t take kindly. After letting some time pass, Ghostface Killah’s video sent death threats Action’s way, reminding the Mr. Wonderful rapper that he has shooters in all states, that he knows Action’s tour schedule, and that he has guys that can make people “disappear”. While Action was taking shots at a legend, he had a point, and it definitely didn’t warrant death threats or even a response from Ghost.
Although Action Bronson promptly went on an apology campaign on Twitter after the threats, his right hand man, friend, and “cousin by association” Big Body Bes did not appreciate the threats against Action. Although he wasn’t directly referring to Ghostface, with Action’s safety arguably in question today, Bes tweeted a general statement about his commitment to defend and protect his good friend. “THEY DONT MAKE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE ACTS OF VIOLENCE I WILL COMMIT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF @ActionBronson,” Bes tweeted. And if Ghostface really does have shooters in every state, Big Body Bes is coming prepared!
Action Bronson paid homage and dissed the Wu Tang’s legendary Ghostface Killah at the same damn time. During his appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation, Action was asked if it has helped or hurt his career sounding like Ghostface Killah in his raps (a comparison he probably hears too much). Originally Action said the comparison is indifferent to his career, saying “I’m just glad it’s one of the greats.” However, Bronson continued saying “He’s not rapping like this no more.” Although Action said it wasn’t a shot at the Ghost and that he was just being honest, when the ESPN panel suggested that Ghostface should put out a remix, Action threw a little shade by saying “he needs something.” To be fair, Action was just being honest on this one.
Watch Action’s appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation below.
Check out Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah’s new track ‘Get The Money’, as the two recruit Long Beach rapper Vince Staples. The record is featured on the sequel to Adrian and Ghostface’s Twelve Reasons to Die album (coming on July 10th) and you can pre-order it now on iTunes. Twelve Reasons to Die II will also feature Wu-Tang’s RZA and Raekwon, as well as Chino XL, Bilal and more!
Sunday wrapped up our amazing experience during our first year at Coachella. The weekend was surreal, as music fans saw performances from Drake, Lil B, The Weeknd, Tyler the Creator, Toro y Moi, Action Bronson, Run The Jewels and many more! While we posted a small selection of our favorite photos last weekend, to share our experience with our readers, we will be posting new photo galleries from Coachella EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT MONTH. We saw over 30 great performances this past weekend and we will share our collection of photos of each until we run out!
Check out our seventh Coachella Photo Series, of Raekwon and Ghostface Killah’s Weekend One performance, below.
Wow! What an opening day for Coachella 2015, and The Early Registration teamed up with Pigeons & Planes to catch all the best moments. Kicking off the iconic music festival this year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival saw amazing performances from Vic Mensa, Lil B, Alabama Shakes, Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, AC/DC, Tame Impala, Lykke Li and many more! And how are this year’s art installments? They even top last year’s, as the Indio festival spent more money on art in 2015 than ever before.