17 Photos of Action Bronson and Pictureplane Tearing Up the Bushwick Block Party

The Bushwick Block Party, the balls-out, homegrown tour of culinary and musical gluttony started at artisanal pizza mecca Roberta’s 4 years ago, returned for another wild experiment on Saturday in Brooklyn. Despite occupying about twice the space of the previous year’s festivities, the sprawling event was mobbed to the point that the many people who couldn’t get in were resorting to ad hoc ventures like “escape from the block party” parties. On the musical front, Queens-bred rapper Action Bronson was a natural choice to headline, given his local status and record of outspoken affection for all things edible. Throngs of pushy fans crowded the main stage to hear him rap tracks from his new EP Saaab Stories, released via VICE Records in June. Or perhaps, they were more interested in getting prime positions near the huge bag of drugs that Bronson is known to divy up for his audiences … and like a marijuana-bearing Santa Claus, spread joy he did (his elves must have spent all day stuffing 20 sacks). In between signing autographs and picking up fangirls and spinning them around, Bronson also trotted out his celeb producer Harry Fraud. Over in the restaurant’s garden, club-ready synth-slinger Pictureplane and his dancers, a duo called Fluct, stirred up some serious dust. Amid stalls brimming with fare like bacon-wrapped hot dogs and bbq tofu-crammed waffle cones, Bronson’s pals Flatbush Zombies also stopped by for a surprise visit; other openers included Detroit’s self-proclaimed “trap pop” act Jamaica Queens and rising NY rap scene MCs World’s Fair. Pics of post-industrial Bushwick’s finest debauchery, below.

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Pictureplane

Pictureplane

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Pictureplane

Pictureplane

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Pictureplane

Pictureplane

 

one of the Flatbush Zombies, posing with fans

one of the Flatbush Zombies, posing with fans

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Action Bronson

Action Bronson

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Action Bronson

Action Bronson

 

the size of the bags of weed that Bronson threw into the crowd by the handful

the size of the bags of weed that Bronson threw into the crowd by the handful

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Action Bronson

Harry Fraud

Harry Fraud

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