“Compliments to the chef, the baby lamb was perfect,” announces Action Bronson in the first line of a new track. The one-time gourmet chef loves good food, this we know. You can’t listen to him without bumping into an inventive reference to grub, or a mouth-watering recipe: “Stuffed zucchini flowers, mix ricotta with the egg, Chopped parsley, salt flakes, Himalayan maize”. Yum.
Joined by honey-voiced jazz singer Lauriana Mae and NY producer extraordinaire Harry Fraud, ‘Compliments To The Chef’ swings gleefully on a sunny riff and old-school haziness. It’s from NY DJ Peter Rosenberg’s ‘New York Renaissance’ mixtape (released Thursday 4/4) and shows Bronson’s still king of the kitchen.