[With Action Bronson’s highly-anticipated Mr. Wonderful album arriving this year, music producer Statik Selektah talks to SOHH readers about his pal’s growing stardom.]

He’s actually way more funny off of camera.

It’s just fun. I knew Action before he was really trying to do this. It’s dope to see him go from a guy in the background to one of the stars of New York.

He’s definitely changed but he’s still the same.

If you look at a video of him years ago of him cracking jokes, he’s still the same dude but he’s definitely living a lot different now, up in Derek Jeter commercials and eating five-star meals every night.

[Losing weight?] I don’t know, he eats a lot but we’ll see.

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