When Portland, Oregon rapper Aminé first burst onto the scene in 2017 with his off-beat hit “Caroline” many people forecast him as a one-hit wonder. His sophomore effort ONEPOINTFIVE proves just the opposite.
Dropped just over a year after his debut, Good For You, the surprise-released LP/mixtape/whatever-you-wanna-call-it carries a more melancholy and relaxed tone, starting with the stark difference in cover art.
From the deeply introspective lyrics on the opening track “DR.WHOEVER” to the amusing social commentary on “CANTU,” Aminé vividly expresses his thoughts, feelings and perspectives, and not a single song feels out of place. Guest verses from Gunna, G Herbo and Rico Nasty only complement Amine’s unique skill set.
With ONEPOINTFIVE, Aminé shows off his stunning growth as an artist, and he’s already got us eagerly waiting to see what he will experiment with on his next project.
Jon-Lawrence Koloba is a music lover with eccentric taste. From the house to hip-hop, he always manages to cover all of the bases. He is also the founder of S.U.S.H.I, or “Stuff U Should Hear Immediately, a bi-weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music.