Good For You by Aminé on Apple Music

15 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the time he was awarded a spot in XXL magazine’s 2017 “freshman class,” Aminé’s name had been mispronounced so regularly that he wore a shirt on the issue’s cover ridiculing the most common mistakes. For the record, it’s “Ah-MEE-nay,” and even after his breakout hit “Caroline” fades, we’re likely to be hearing it for some time. The Portland, Oregon, rapper’s debut beams with versatility, his styles ranging from dancehall toasting to modern R&B to cafeteria table bars. The guest list is likewise diverse, including Offset, Kehlani, and hip-hop’s own “uncle” Charlie Wilson, who appears numerous times.

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the time he was awarded a spot in XXL magazine’s 2017 “freshman class,” Aminé’s name had been mispronounced so regularly that he wore a shirt on the issue’s cover ridiculing the most common mistakes. For the record, it’s “Ah-MEE-nay,” and even after his breakout hit “Caroline” fades, we’re likely to be hearing it for some time. The Portland, Oregon, rapper’s debut beams with versatility, his styles ranging from dancehall toasting to modern R&B to cafeteria table bars. The guest list is likewise diverse, including Offset, Kehlani, and hip-hop’s own “uncle” Charlie Wilson, who appears numerous times.

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About Aminé

Stylistically left-of-center rapper Adam Daniel, who goes by his middle name, Aminé, rapped in high school but didn't take it seriously until after he graduated. It took a while for the Portland, Oregon native to find his voice, as heard on Odyssey to Me, a derivative 2014 release the rapper quickly put behind him. Boasting productions from the likes of Kaytranada, Tek.Lun, and fellow Pacific Northwesterner Pasqué, as well as some askew trap and tribal beat-making of his own, the radically improved Calling Brio followed a year later. Signed to Republic, Aminé made his major-label debut in 2016 with "Caroline," a sparse, sweeping Pasqué collaboration that crossed into the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100 that September. He followed with "REDMERCEDES," a popping blend of Vince Staples and Missy Elliot. Additional singles issued in 2017 included "Heebiejeebies," "Turf," and "Blinds," leading to the full-length Good for You, issued that July with appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Nelly, Offset, and Charlie Wilson. ~ Andy Kellman

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