Tag Archives: Tommy Mas

Mandatory Brunch Meetings Album Download – Meyhem Lauren

meyhem lauren cover

The NY emcee delivers a new collection of free gritty Rotten Apple rap featuring input from Harry Fraud, Tommy Mas, Maffew Ragazino and more – download some quality music to do business to here.

New Joint – Meyhem Lauren

Meyhem Lauren – “Fingerless Driving Gloves” (@MeyhemLauren / 2012)

The Queens, NY emcee drops some visuals for one of the illest cuts from his recent Tommy Mas / Harry Fraud-produced project “Respect The Fly S**t”.

Respect The Fly S**t Mixtape Download – Meyhem Lauren

Recorded during a mammoth twenty-four hour recording session in Meyhem Lauren’s hotel suite during this year’s SXSW event in Texas, this free twelve-track Tommy Mas / Harry Fraud-produced mixtape is a perfect example of the magic that can be captured when you pack a group of talented emcees into one room with a stash of quality beats, a few bags of sticky-icky and some alcohol – download here.

New Joint – Meyhem Lauren / Action Bronson / Roc Marciano

Meyhem Lauren ft. Action Bronson & Roc Marciano – “Peruvian Desserts” (@MeyhemLauren / 2012)

Tommy Mas-produced slick NY ish from the forthcoming project “Respect The Fly S**t”.

 

New Joint – Meyhem Lauren / Action Bronson / Heems

Meyhem Lauren ft. Action Bronson & Heems – “Special Effects” (@MeyhemLauren / 2012)

Harry Fraud / Tommy Mas-produced lead single from the Queens, NY emcee’s forthcoming project “Respect The Fly S**t”.

Respect The Fly S**t Mixtape Trailer – Meyhem Lauren / Action Bronson / AG Da Coroner

Trailer for Meyhem Lauren’s upcoming “Respect The Fly S**t” mixtape which was recorded during an epic hotel room recording session at this year’s SXSW event and is produced by Tommy Mas and Harry Fraud.

Live Review – Action Bronson

Venue: Barfly Camden, London Date: 25 March 2012

NY emcee Action Bronson’s rise through the rap underground has been as steady and organic as it has been well-deserved and, in hindsight, perhaps expected. Although the rapper arrived amidst Ghostface comparisons, it quickly became clear that Bronson was very much his own man, an individual who appeared to be a fully-formed artist in his own right bursting with personality. His 2011 project “Dr. Lecter” (produced by Manhattan’s Tommy Mas) has quickly become a cult classic and is largely the album responsible for ensuring this particular stop on Action’s European tour sold out almost immediately.

Making his way to the stage from the rear of the small venue like a champion wrestler, the electricity in the air generated from the amped crowd proved that the rapper may be small in stature, but he’s definitely big in terms of presence. With the audience literally approaching levels of hysteria, Bronson lumbered onstage to join Tommy Mas, arms aloft, smiling from ear to ear like someone who is fully aware that their time has arrived.

Proving himself to be a true man of  the people, instead of ignoring or rejecting the drunken audience member who’d found his way onstage prior to his arrival, the Outdoorsmen member simply allowed the boisterous fan to hug him and exchange pounds, laughing as he led the crowd in chants of “Bronson! Bronson!”, before playfully asking “Who the f**k are you?!”

Seconds later the Queens representative launched into the brilliant “Shiraz”, shouting “I’m comin’ in…” before making his way into the crowd and being immediately drowned in a sea of hands, all high-fiving, back-patting and head-rubbing. With Bronson at the back of the venue by the track’s end, the announcer’s voice on the intro of the neck-snapping “Barry Horowitz” led to a further explosion of enthusiasm from the audience, with Bronson virtually being mobbed by fans as he rapped his way back towards the stage, taking pictures, hugging girls and wiping sweat from his face, but remaining on-beat and clear with his delivery at all times.

With members of the audience defying venue regulations and lighting up that sticky-icky, Bronson was offered a fair share of herbal treats to partake in. “Is that tobacco in there?” he asked repeatedly, before finding someone who was offering something a little purer that suited his tastes. Having already admitted to being both tired and stoned, the further smoke inhalation did nothing to hinder the rapper’s ability to perform, as he continued to hit every word in every line of his verses. Both the anthemic “Brunch” and Statik Selektah-produced “Respect The Mustache” were delivered with gusto.

Reaching the end of his set but aware the crowd were still hungry for more, Bronson consulted Mas’s onstage laptop before deciding to drop “Hookers At The Point” from his latest “Blue Chips” project, ad-libbing the track’s hilarious pimp talk before stating it was time to “get the f**k out, go to the hotel and sleep.”

With the rowdy, unpredictable crowd, tightly-packed venue and high energy levels, the 45-minute set was reminiscent of some of the memorable shows of the 90s in places such as London’s Subterranea. Action Bronson delivered on all fronts, both in terms of his performance and his willingness to interact with fans, giving everyone a handful of real rap memories to take home with them.

I, for one, left the gig with scuffed Timberlands, a burnt arm from someone falling into me with a lit joint, and a beer-stained t-shirt, but I wasn’t even mad.

Bronson! Bronson! Bronson!

Ryan Proctor

BringBackRapTV footage of Action Bronson at Barfly Camden.