The 50 Best Songs of 2012

27. Action Bronson f/ Riff Raff "Bird On A Wire"

Album: Saab Stories
Producer: Harry Fraud
Label: Vice

Action Bronson and Riff Raff were an unlikely duo on paper, but over this hazy, Harry Fraud-produced, slow-burning banger, it all made sense, and each caught the awkward bounce of the beat excellently.

Bronsolino set it off, rapping about waking up and doing karate in the water, asking, "Why my drug jar look so empty?" RiFF RaFF added his own flavor, rhyming, "Aston Martin, sparking one in valet parking/Loan sharking, hoping that my days don't get darkened." With that, rap's newest Odd Couple was formed. DI

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