Yesterday New York rapper Action Bronson dropped “Actin Crazy,” the first single from his forthcoming major-label debut, Mr. Wonderful. I tuned in because of the song’s credits—Noah “40” Shebib, Drake‘s close collaborator, produced it—but this is Bronson’s show, and I also pressed play for his outsized persona, flamboyant rhymes, and the occasional food reference. The MC delivers with stoned aplomb, though I wasn’t entirely won over until the halfway mark, when Bronson raps, “All I do is eat oysters / And speak six languages in three voices.”
Oh, and I can’t forget about the cartoon cover art for “Actin Crazy,” which depicts Bronson coasting through space on a weaponized shark that’s got a laser on its head, which is right up Dr. Evil’s alley (too late for an Austin Powers reference?). Anyway, take a listen to “Actin Crazy” below, it’s today’s 12 O’Clock Track.