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Rapper Action Bronson Performs In Retirement Home; Reviews Are Mixed
August 1, 2013
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It's great when musicians perform in unlikely spots - NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, for instance, place artists among office cubicles, and the Takeaway Shows series has featured Arcade Fire in an elevator and Vampire Weekend in a van.

But this Noisey UK video of New York rapper Action Bronson at St. Hilda's retirement home in London, UK, is a little different.

The performance features a great juxtaposition of rough-edged underground rap and senior citizens, as Bronson performs 'Strictly 4 My Jeeps' for an audience of older folks.

He's definitely the only rapper on the day's agenda: the clip opens with a shot of the other events planned at St. Hilda's, and they include "Name the Exotic Fruit," "The Big Knit," "Wear a Hat Tell a Story," and, of course, "Nap Time."

Reviews were mixed - one lady says "It's not my scene. You can't understand what they're saying, it's far too quick, and it's far too loud " - but most of the residents seem to have a good time during the performance.

And he succeeds in other ways: one woman calls him "quite handsome," and a few audience members refer to him as "Bam Bam" (the artist has been compared to the wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow).

To see him in front of a crowd of actual rap fans, check out this video of Bronson performing in Toronto (and doing some crowdsurfing, which might not have worked out at St. Hilda's).

Via The Atlantic Wire


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