AMINÉ DROPS NEW TRACK: “SHIMMY”
SMASH HIT “CAROLINE” NOW CERTIFIED RIAA 5X PLATINUM
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 — WATCH OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE, co-directed by Aminé (Adam Daniel) and Jack Begert.
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” [Republic Records — LISTEN HERE] 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” (WATCH HERE), “REDMERCEDES” (WATCH HERE) and “Wedding Crashers” [feat. Offset] (LISTEN HERE). 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 a 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” (LISTEN HERE).