AMINE: New School’s X-Factor?

Quirky in the truest sense, Amine adds a new dimension to the rap game. With his debut album “Good For You” dropping tonight, the Portland artist has shown himself as a unique personality and talented lyricist. The production of his music and corresponding visuals have caught my attention. Showcasing his crafty wordplay on singles like the other-worldly “Red Mercedes,” or the Kehlani assisted slow jam “HeebieJeebies,” Amine is just out of public reach. Despite being chosen for XXL’s annual Freshman Class this year and association with Republic Records, which resulted in the summer hit “Caroline,” he has maintained a rather low repertoire. Social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter has been a a saving grace, connecting him closer to his cult-like fan base. The eclectic story lines and left of- humor from Amine is something too subtle to compare to artist in alternative-likeness like Chance The Rapper or Tyler The Creator, yet I sense this is only the beginning of his creative showing. The diversity of his recent projects is evidence he’s prepared for longevity. I have a feeling his place in the limelight will shine soon after this highly anticipated release. A worthy prospect indeed!

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