Video + MP3: Action Bronson – “The Symbol”

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Noisey premiered the Action Bronson video for The Symbol, an Alchemist produced song off Bronson’s upcoming Rare Chandeliers mixtape.

In this video, Action Bronson plays an Albanian cocaine dealer named the Symbol that feeds a pimp liquid ammonia, gets a lap dance from acrobatic strippers, kills a cop and fights numerous underworld types.

Bronson said of The Symbol’s video:    ”I just felt this is what represnts me and the type of music I make. I wanted to do something different from everyone else. I didn’t want the same bullshit as everyone else. Its like having a 97.5lb Shang Hai lesbian walking on your back. It just makes you feel better.”

The director Rik Cordero on the video - “When Action approached me about “The Symbol” video I was immediately down but when he also mentioned that it would be an Alchemist produced track and a 70′s blaxploitation movie trailer concept I was in heaven. The blaxploitation genre has been parodied relentlessly over the decades so it was important for me to not only watch key films (Superfly, Black Ceasar, Bucktown, Hell Up In Harlem, Velvet Smooth) but also to create a narrative script treatment that followed a traditional three act structure. I felt it would make it easier to create an actual movie trailer and we would be able take snippets from those acts to show the progression of the character.”

Alchemist on working with Action - “Bam Bam is a star! Im only here for the refreshments.”

Download “the Symbol” and Check out Action Bronson tour dates with Cypress Hill after the jump


Check out Action Bronson on tour with Cypress Hill:

10-30 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
11-01 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
11-02 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
11-04 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
11-05 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
11-13 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
11-17 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11-18 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11-19 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11-21 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
11-23 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

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