Action Bronson and Harry Fraud's Saaab Stories might have been a better move for Fraud than Bronson, because it served as a showcase for Fraud's beats and not Action's personality. Maybe that's why Blue Chips 2 feels like a way for Action to reestablish his brand before the end of 2013—as well as drum up interest for his upcoming 2014 debut album.
The project teams Action up again with Party Supplies, after the duo worked wonders for each other last year with the prequel to this project. Action sounds overjoyed to be working with the producers again. Blue Chips 2 is an album so fun it makes us realize how grim music in 2013 has been. Hearing Action rap over "Tequila" (fans of the movie The Sandlot [ed. note—Or Pee-Wee's Big Adventure] will remember it as the song that goes, "Da dat dada dat da, da dat dada dat da, da dat dada dat da," and then everyone throws up) makes it worth the price of admission alone. The only part I can't figure out is why Action decided to throw a bunch of sports-related ads (real ads, not parody ads Action made) at the end of a bunch of songs. It lead to a series of confusing moments where you might think you're listening to the album on Spotify only to realize, wait, no you're not. But man, I sure could go for some Applebees. —Insanul Ahmed