Portland-based rapper, artist, director, culture shaker and innovative ingenue Aminé delivers on promise to change perceptions and defy expectations with new track “Shimmy” — dropping today and paying homage to the past* while declaring 2020 as his — “let’s not front, it’s my year my n____.” He redefines his signature visual lyricism, swaggering production, and clever, catchy bars, co-directed by Aminé (Adam Daniel) and Jack Begert. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Produced by Boi 1da (“Work” Rihanna/Drake, “No Limit” G Easy, “0-100” Drake among countless others), Vinylz (“Fake Love” BTS, “Deja Vu” J. Cole, “Pick Up The Phone” Travis Scott, “Blessings” Big Sean/Drake/Kanye, “0-100” Drake) and Aminé’s right-hand music maker Pasqué (together behind the magic of ‘Caroline‘ and more) — “Shimmy” honors with influence and comes equipped with an Ol Dirty Bastard co-sign, sampling the Wu-Tang Clan founder’s 1995’s“Shimmy Shimmy Ya.”
Artists who move culture forward create their own. Aminé’s debut LP, “Good For You” did just that for Portland’s music scene, hip-hop and the culture at large — buoyed by his 5x platinum RIAA certified breakout smash “Caroline”, “REDMERCEDES” and “Wedding Crashers” [feat. Offset]. The album which displayed mosaic influence from his parents’ Ethiopian heritage to trailblazers like Kanye West and André 3000, made an instantly indelible impact — scoring an RIAA gold certification, millions of singles streams, Spotify #1s, and 21 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs Chart, peaking at #11. Aminé further solidified himself as a force of nature between explosive festival sets (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza) and show-stopping late nights (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers). Maintaining this momentum, while owning his subdued profile and preference for an AirBNB wilderness cabin over a posh studio for recording, Aminé released his self-described 2018 EP/LP/MIXTAPE/ALBUM “ONEPOINTFIVE”.
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