Ariyan Arslani, popularly known as. Action Bronson, was born on December 2, 1983. He is an American rapper, songwriter, chef, and television presenter. He hosts a talk show called “The Untitled Action Show,” as well as his travel program “Fuck, That’s Delicious” on Viceland. His frequent collaborators, The Alchemist, Meyhem Lauren, and formerly Big Body Bes, make regular appearances on both of his television series. He was initially a chef but switched to rapping after injuring his leg in the kitchen. However, he maintained his culinary passion and later wrote and published his first book (a cookbook) in 2017, based on his travel show, also entitled “Fuck, That’s Delicious.”
Before starting his career as a rapper, which was originally simply a hobby, Action Bronson was a gourmet chef in New York City. He even had his online cooking show “Action in the Kitchen,” which he hosted. After breaking his leg in the kitchen, chef duties took a back seat, and Arslani concentrated solely on his music career.
He released his debut studio album “Dr. Lecter” through the music label Fine Fabric Delegates in 2011. Later in November of that year, Arslani released the studio album “Well-Done.” This was a collaborative effort with American hip-hop producer Statik Selektah. March 2012 marked the release of his second mixtape, titled “Blue Chips” with American record producers and songwriters Party Supplies. Arslani’s star continued to rise. In March 2013, he performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and later in the month was featured in “XXL” magazine’s 2013 Freshman Class, a list of up-and-coming rappers. May of that year saw Arslani transferred to Atlantic Records, where he released an extended play (E.P.) album titled “Saaab Stories,” in June. In May 2014, he debuted a food-focused web series titled “Fuck, That’s Delicious.” It’s a monthly web series that showcases the food-obsessed rapper’s exploration of all things culinary. The show is sponsored by Vice Records.
Apart from music, he also starred in the now-canceled comedy documentary series “Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens.” He has also had cameo roles in the films “The Irishman” (2019), where he played a coffin salesman, and “The King of Staten Island” (2020).
Arslani goes on a brief tour of Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand with Eminem, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and 360.
Arslani presents at the Webby Awards.
He parts ways with Vice, his record label.
Arslani takes up Brazilian jiu-jitsu to keep his weight in check.
Why We Love Action Bronson
He is an inspiration to many
After he broke his leg, Arslani continued rapping and later returned to the culinary world. He inspires us to keep going despite life’s challenges.
He stays healthy
Arslani began his weight loss journey in 2020 and has been consistent ever since. His experience is a reminder to take care of our bodies.
He is successful
Arslani has had a notably successful career so far. His involvement in both music and the culinary arts is impressive.
5 Surprising Facts
He has a mixed heritage
His father was Albanian Muslim and his mother was American Jewish.
He has Muslim roots
He was raised as a Muslim, following his father's religion.
He experienced a medical emergency
In 2015, Arslani was hospitalized in Anchorage, Alaska, for emergency surgery after a concert.
His love for food in music
He frequently raps about food in his songs.
He is on par with the greats
Early in his career, Arslani’s music, lyrically and stylistically, resembled that of fellow New York rapper Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan.
Action Bronson FAQs
How much weight did Arslani lose?
He lost 127 pounds in nine months after getting serious about his health in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is Arslani a real chef?
He is a chef who became a rapper after a broken leg kept him out of the kitchen.
Does Arslani have children?
He has two children with a former girlfriend and one son with his current girlfriend.
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