“The Symbol”

Action Bronson: “We were sitting in the room, smoking. And Al just puts this record on, and out of nowhere, that plays. And I was like, ‘Oh my god.’ I instantly lost my shit, wrote that shit right away, laid it right away.

“That was my favorite song. It just embodies what Al’s doing now, and what I’m doing now. That’s me. That’s the type of shit I like. That hard, prog-rock riff, with the bass line. It’s not typical, and it gives you room to do whatever, which are two things that I enjoy.

“I’ve been performing it live for a couple months. I just wanted to let the people get acquainted with it. At the end of the day, people who are gonna love it are gonna love it. It’s not gonna be anything that’s played in the club or anything like that. But that’s me. I’m not concerned about that. I’m concerned about quality music. Timeless shit. I’m not just trying to be here for this [season].

“The video was my mastermind [idea]. Me and Rik Cordero, we pretty much knocked that one out. I just gave him basic ideas, and he had all the people and wrote up a lot of shit. And I just acted my life away.

“You see the cover art, and everything like that. I’m trying to go with a theme here. I’m rap’s vigilante. I’m out for justice. I’m a [superhero] in a sense to some people, but I’m a threat to a lot, and a terror. But I’m a hero to a lot as well.”