Last year, the young Portland rapper Aminé came out with Good For You, one of the sharpest, wittiest, most energetic, and most inventive rap debuts in recent memory. The album didn’t make a huge splash commercially, but it did show Aminé to be a very serious talent. And since the album came out, he’s … More »
Snakehipss linked up with R&B veteran Jeremih and hip hop up-and-comer Aminé for their newest track “For The F^_^k Of It”. The single is accompanied by the second part of the 3-part mini movie, shown below. The two singers wordplay takes centerstage, with Snakehips’ carbonated production methods structuring the framework for the track’s smooth textures.
UK production duo Snakehips have quite the list of collaborators. They recruited Tinashe and Chance The Rapper for “All My Friends,” Anderson .Paak for “Money On Me,” and just last year, they teamed up with Danish pop star MØ on the emotional rollercoaster that is “Don’t Leave Me.” … More »
Dublin based MC Rejjie Snow is slowly but surely infiltrating the global music landscape with a string of singles featuring such acclaimed artists as Joey Bada$$ and Pell.
Now, the up-and-coming rapper has released a new project titled Dear Annie: Part 1. The project’s lead single “Egyptian Luvr” features the saccharine vocal candy of fellow hip hop ascendents Aminé and Dana Williams and flaunts production credits from Kaytranada, who injects his own bubbling energy into the tracks core.
“Egyptian Luvr” is certainly Rejjie’s most apt effort to date and — fresh on the heels of debut LP The Moon & You — the track is sure to garner Snow widespread recognition.
Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »
A few months ago, the Portland rap newcomer Aminé released his giddy, joyous, inventive debut Good For You; it’s one of the most consistently enjoyable rap albums that 2017 has given us. And now he’s already followed it up with a new single called “Squeeze.” Over a spacious, minimal beat, Aminé flexes hard, bragging … More »
For a music fan, few experiences rival listening to a new artist and recognizing their potential for greatness — or, in some special cases, witnessing someone capture that magic completely the first time around. We at Stereogum aim to be ahead of the curve — it’s our job! — and every fall we highlight the … More »
We are getting deep into the Halloween season, and yet the Halloween music-video season has not yet really begun. Typically, the two weeks before Halloween are when all the cool horror movie-influenced music videos come out, and those can be two of the best weeks of the year for videos. So let’s get it going! … More »
Aminé has released his great self-directed video for “Spice Girl” from his highly enjoyable debut album, Good For You. It presents the rising Portland rapper in a number of striking, colorful scenarios and features a cameo from an actual Spice Girl, Mel B aka Scary Spice, as well as a funny appearance from Insecure’s … More »
Portland rapper Aminé, one of this year’s XXL Freshmen, releases his debut album Good For You tonight. Somehow, he ended up collaborating with the great LA indie-rock duo Girlpool, and the song that they did together, “Hero,” works so much better than a rap song featuring Girlpool has any right to. Listen below. More »