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Wednesday, Jun 13 2012

Odds are 50-50 that calling a rising artist "the next big thing" is a kiss of death, but screw it, we're going to roll the dice with Action Bronson. If this heavyset Albanian-American from Flushing, N.Y., isn't the next big thing in hip-hop, he sure as hell deserves to be. The nimble-tongued MC's calling card is his love for name-dropping dishes within rhyme — a trait that comes not only from a love for food (as his hilarious weight loss analysis "Ronnie Coleman" can attest) but his past as a chef. On the recent mixtape Blue Chips, Bronsolini cooks up "wild dandelion greens dressed up on the plate," the Greek dessert baklava, the sheep's milk cheese kashkaval, and "bone marrow roasted, spread it on the rosemary bread/ Lightly toasted, drizzled with the vinaigrette."

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