Action Bronson ransacked the BYOB BBQ 2 at The Morgan (Bushwick, BKNY) two weekends ago, straight from the dirty lens of the PTP cam! Here is his entire set…with his incredibly entertaining side-commentary and rap dances. Hear his thoughts on “90′s rap” and “down South wavy” music, the science behind being heavyset and life in the kitchen…plus a little dedication to Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam. He also performs his most recent banger, “Jar Of Drugs” (the first time, I believe)…as well as “Cocoa Bread” with Maffew Ragazino.
Maffew Ragazino live at last Saturday’s BYOB BBQ 2. This set off the string of headline-worthy hip hop that afternoon (to be followed by Action Bronson and Danny Brown), and it was apparent that the Brownsvillain duo of Maff and Sha Banga (with help by DJ Teddy King) certainly had no qualms about putting things into perspective for the audience. Mega energy and presence…and bars…and antics akin to some ol’ BK bullshit…that’s what you can expect (check the ode to “Otis” in the very beginning).
Steady Fam even popped up for some cameo verse action on “Motley Crue” (though the angles got a little suspect at that point, but I’ll fix that).
Note: This is NOT the whole set, I was right up front and the fucking monitor was blazing into my left ear…and camera mic…so the sound got a little crunchy at points (as heard on some of the other videos people have offered as footage). Those were deemed “unusable”.
Danny Brown cleaned house at Saturday’s BYOB BBQ 2 with a gargantuan set. Still riding the vapor trail of his latest release earlier on in the week, XXX, Detroit’s most maniacal wordsmith seemed to be in mega high spirits as he tore through a lengthy chain of songs, exhibiting his patented, widespread verbal/sonic assault.
In reviewing and editing down this footage, I realized a couple things (aside from the fact that I was pretty intoxicated and wholeheartedly enjoying the day’s events and the antics of my immediate company – so the camera isn’t completely still… balls):
1. How good the idea was to step back a row or two in order to not only capture some crowd reaction, but to drop the chances of being left with some distorted mess for audio as the monitors were crazy loud if you were by the stage (head/camera level and all that). Some of the other clips I’ve seen posted around completely suffer from that exact issue in unfortunate positioning. Actually, this footage sounds really clean.
2. Danny isn’t just a fuckin’ beast going for dolo on stage, but he also doesn’t take much time to bullshit between songs. Straight Olympian shit. I feel like that is translated well here…especially in the multi-song clips (or maybe it’s just my inner-completist wanting to put out all of it, even though I missed the first two songs – “XXX” and “Die Like A Rockstar”…balls, again).
Super duty big ups to Combat Jack and Dallas Penn for bringing this to the people.
Peace to Despot, Boog Nice, and Jaime Buddha (all of whom contributed to the camera’s lack of steadiness with surprise shoulder-taps and what not). Also big up Note, Tony Conquerrah, Mummz, Tes, Teddy King, Lauren, Life One, Bobby Coma, Zeena Koda, Synapse, the C.I.C.O. gang, and everyone else who was out there with us.
Also, check out the review the Village Voice gave of (mostly) his set. More footy on the way!