Action Bronson Honors Foxy Brown for Women’s History Month [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
March is a big month for Action Bronson. He’s finally released his major label debut, Mr. Wonderful, after delivering single after single including “Big League Chew,” “Terry” and “Baby Blue” featuring Chance the Rapper. If you're not familiar with the charisma and comedy in his rhymes, it's time you paid attention. But as much as March is about Bronson, it’s also all about the ladies.
If you're an Action Bronson fan, then you know he loves women in all shapes and sizes. Case in point, his hilarious 2013 video for “Strictly 4 My Jeeps,” off Saab Stories, which featured a rather voluptuous female lead character dressed in a barely-there metallic gold bikini and a slew of video vixens rocking red bodysuits.
In honor of Women’s History Month, which first began as a week starting on March 7, 1982, we thought who better than Mr. Wonderful himself to share his thoughts on women who have made an impact in music.
“When I think of influential females in hip-hop, my mind goes to Foxy Brown, hands down,” Bronson tells The Boombox. “I am going to tell you, Foxy Brown’s first album and when she was on the Firm s--- with [Nas and AZ]. Whoever was writing her rhymes was ill and she was saying them ill too. Ill Na Na was fire.” Brown’s debut album was certified platinum in the U.S., helping to pave the way for female MCs.
But while Bronson respects Foxy and other ladies in rap, if he were to make a song commemorating women, the outcome would be a bit more personal. “If I would make a song dedicated to any woman it would have to be my mom, because you know she’s been their since I came out of her,” the rap chef shares. “She would have to be the one… my mom or my daughter.”
Bronson’s 9-year-old daughter could also find her way on her daddy’s track. According to the “730” rhymer, his child is quite the rapper and singer. “[She] can recite every line from “Easy Rider” and that is not an easy song to do. She raps all of Nicki Minaj and everything, she’s dope. She has my musical ear for sure. She sings and she’s beautiful. It’s very powerful."
Girls run the world so that's no surprise.
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