Five years ago, Action Bronson was a sous chef with big dreams -- until a workplace tumble left him sitting at home with a broken leg. He poured the new downtime into his sideline fantasy -- becoming a rapper -- and never looked back. Today, the Queens native is an offbeat but always on-point lyricist making the leap to the majors with his Atlantic/Vice debut, Mr. Wonderful.

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