Most of us, myself included, found out about Aminé after the video for “Caroline” debuted a few months back. The Portland native has a very unique style that I would describe as almost, sunny. Which, when you think about it, is a pretty interesting thing when you’re raised in a place that is basically pissing rain 365.
Maybe music is his way of brining the sunshine in? Who can say.
In any event, “Baba” is a hot track that keeps with his unique rapping/singing/wacky style. Aminé's style is very playful, almost childish, but not in an annoying way, it’s refreshing. Only speaking for myself here, but I can get a little bogged down sometimes with all these rappers who seem to be taking everything and everyone so seriously (reasons why I always loved the Murs and Z Trip track “Breakfast Club”). It’s nice to hear somebody who seems to be enjoying life as he makes music.
No word on an album release date for the young Portlandian, so till then go ahead and press play on “Baba” below.
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/291317353" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]