Action Bronson w/Flatbush Zombies, Meyhem Lauren, Tanya Morgan
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thursday, August 23
Better than: Hip-hop actually dying back when Nas called it in 2006.
What was Action Bronson going to do?
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