These days, no one raps about food quite like Rick Ross, the superstar label head who drives his Maybach to Chick-fil-A in one song and wakes up to a bowl of lobster bisque in the next. But if Ross is the king of consumption, Action Bronson of Queens is the master of creation, an actual ex-gourmet chef who’s as tight in the kitchen as he is over 16 bars. Blue Chips, his collaboration with Party Supplies, is one of the city’s best mixtapes in recent memory. Tonight, he plays a free show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, during which he’ll cook up more excitement with sous-chefs Flatbush Zombies, Meyhem Lauren, and Tanya Morgan. Get there early.
Thu., Aug. 23, 9 p.m., 2012