Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt Bring Their “NBA Leather” Tour to Atlanta’s Tabernacle

Written By | Jeremiah Rafferty

With seven studio albums, fours mixtapes, a cooking show on Viceland, and a handful of published books under his belt, it’s almost an understatement to say Action Bronson has had an illustrious and full career. The Queen based rapper has come a long from his early beginnings as a gourmet chef. At this point in a career, one might be satisfied with settling down. However, on December 17th, 2021, Bronson announced that he was embarking on a 15 date co-headlining tour with artist Boldy James, Earl Sweatshirt, and frequent collaborator The Alchemist.

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The show opened with The Alchemist gearing the crowd up for Detroit rapper Boldy James to enter the stage. He played a brief five-minute set before ultimately coming out from behind the DJ table to rap for the audience. Having initially starting his career off in rapping before becoming an accomplished producer/DJ, Alchemist was no stranger to performing and brought an explosive energy to the audience in preparation for Boldy James to perform. Once he arrived, James delivered a killer performance of several songs from his collaborative projects with Alchemist Bo Jackson and The Price of Tea In China. Without any backing vocals to guide him during his performance, he delivered every bar with as much precision and emphasis as if he was back in the studio.

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Following Boldy’s performance was the man himself, Action Bronson.Following a brief DJ set by producer/DJ Daringer, Action Bronson took to the stage resembling a WWE wrestler in stature and in persona. The Queens rapper gave a stellar performance of some of his hits such as Baby Blue, Actin Crazy, and Easy Rider. His stage presence was truly a sight to behold. There were moments after he would finish a song where he would stand and pose (often with his fist to the sky), and the audience would burst into applause and cheering.

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Closing out the show with a more mellow vibe was former Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt. Having since departed from the collective, Sweatshirt had carved his own lane venturing down the path of experimental hip hop. January, he released a new project titled SICK! which he performed several songs from and a few well-known tracks such as Grief, The Mint, and Chum from his debut album Doris.

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