Once again, the 5x platinum-certified Portland-proud rapper, artist, director, and culture shaker delivers an unforgettable and undeniable visual. This time around, he returns home to Portland’s Woodlawn Park. Surrounded by Pandemic-ready friends in black masks, he takes over his childhood basketball court, rapping like his life depends on it. The clip intercuts high-octane footage of ATV stunting, snowmobiles, local hotspots, and—perhaps most notably—his couch flanked by a whole ton of Portland Trailblazers swag.
It stands out as the latest single from his critically acclaimed second full-length album, Limbo, an album that upon release, bowed in the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200, generating over 50 million streams across tracks to date. Get it HERE via Republic Records.
Aminé also turned heads last month with a (literally) elevated performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! taking to the skies in a hot air balloon adorned with country flags and symbols of religions across the world to honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Sandra Bland. He gave “Woodlawn” its late-night television debut by medleying it into the bold “Burden” — WATCH HERE! Adding another dimension to the record, he also recently performed the album in its entirety live for fans online: https://Amine.lnk.to/LIVEFROMLIMBO
Aminé, born Adam Aminé Daniel, alongside co-producer, Pasqué, threaded together a dynamic and diverse statement piece in ‘Limbo.’ To herald the record, via the voice of friend and writer/comedian Jak Knight, he introduces “Burden” by saying, “This is some shit you go and pick your homie up from jail with” as hypnotic harmonies and live guitar fuel throwback East Coast-style bars rife with clever lines and vivid storytelling. It dips into emotional confessions such as the spoken-word interlude “Kobe” where he admits, again via the voice of the ABC Black-ish fame Jak Knight, “It weirdly fast-forwarded my maturity,” in reference to the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant. Organ resounds through “Roots” where his tightly wound rhyme-craft takes the spotlight. Everything culminates on the finale “My Reality” where heavenly choir and strings collide in one last soulful strut.
Aminé set the stage for ‘Limbo’ with anthems such as “Shimmy” (13.1 million Spotify streams — WATCH HERE), “Riri” (9.2 million Spotify streams — WATCH HERE), and, most recently “Compensating” [feat. Young Thug] (4.8 million Spotify streams — WATCH HERE).
Welcome to LIMBO now.