Hip-Hop's Sonic Doppelgangers: 20 Rappers Who Sound Like Other Rappers

Action Bronson and Ghostface Killah

Key Song: Wu-Tang f/ Action Bronson and Termanology "Meteor Hammer"


One thing about hip-hop's sonic doppelgangers that is that they tend to share physical similarities, not just vocal ones. Guerilla Black did sorta look like Biggie just like Nipsey Hussle looks a lot like a young Snoop and Kyle has a Drake-ish quality to his face. But no one would ever mistake the overweight Albanian Action Bronson and his majestic lumberjack beard with the towering hulk of Shaolin's Finest, Ghostface Killah, if they saw them on the street. Hailing from Flushing, Queens, Action not only shared vocal similarities with Ghost, but stylish sensibilities as well. An accomplished gourmet chef in his own right, Action frequently raps about food. Problem is, food is also a motif of Ghostface's partner-in-rhyme, Chef Raekwon. But Action has played down the Wu comparisons, instead citing influence from other NYC rhymers, "My main influence is Kool G Rap and Cam'ron pretty much," he told HipHopDX in 2011. "If you were to mix those two people up, I wish that would be me...This is my voice. I sound like nobody, I sound like me." It sounded unconvincing at first, but in the last year or so Action has managed to stand on his own and create a cult of personality more akin to the average wrestler than the average rapper. So much so he even managed to get on a song alongside Ghost Deni himself. Still, the accusations went on and became so acute that last year on "Ron Simmons" Bronson declared, "Don't ever say my fucking music sound like Ghost's shit." —Insanul Ahmed

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