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2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2017

For a music fan, few experiences rival listening to a new artist and recognizing their potential for greatness -- or, in some special cases, witnessing…
Stereogum | October 26, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We are getting deep into the Halloween season, and yet the Halloween music-video season has not yet really begun. Typically, the two weeks before Halloween…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2017 - 12:32 pm

More Aminé stories

Aminé – “Campfire” (Feat. Injury Reserve) Video

Last year, the young Portland rapper Aminé came out with Good For You, one of the sharpest, wittiest, most energetic, and most inventive rap debuts…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2018 - 10:05 am

Snakehips – “For The Fuck Of It” (Feat. Jeremih & Aminé) Video

UK production duo Snakehips have quite the list of collaborators. They recruited Tinashe and Chance The Rapper for "All My Friends," Anderson .Paak for "Money
Sophie Israelsohn | March 29, 2018 - 9:12 am

Aminé – “Squeeze”

A few months ago, the Portland rap newcomer Aminé released his giddy, joyous, inventive debut Good For You; it's one of the most consistently enjoyable…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2017 - 10:28 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We are getting deep into the Halloween season, and yet the Halloween music-video season has not yet really begun. Typically, the two weeks before Halloween…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2017 - 12:32 pm

Aminé – “Spice Girl” Video (Feat. Mel B & Issa Rae)

Aminé has released his great self-directed video for "Spice Girl" from his highly enjoyable debut album, Good For You. It presents the rising Portland rapper…
Chris DeVille | October 10, 2017 - 12:19 pm

Beyoncé Responds To Aminé’s “Caroline” With A Pretty Good Rollerskating Video

Aminé, who just made one of the year's best rap albums, scored a big hit last year with the goofy hornball anthem "Caroline." The song…
Peter Helman | August 6, 2017 - 11:44 am

Status Ain't Hood

Aminé Just Made One Of The Year’s Best Rap Albums

Is there anything better than seeing a one-hit wonder become something more? One-hit wonders are becoming more and more of a rarity; anyone can find…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2017 - 12:22 pm

Aminé – “Hero” (Feat. Girlpool)

Portland rapper Aminé, one of this year's XXL Freshmen, releases his debut album Good For You tonight. Somehow, he ended up collaborating with the great…
Peter Helman | July 27, 2017 - 11:06 pm

Status Ain't Hood

SoundCloud Rap Is Thriving While SoundCloud Is Dying

SoundCloud is in trouble. Earlier this month, the streaming platform laid off nearly half its workforce, positioning the move as what it needs to do…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2017 - 2:08 pm

Watch Aminé & Offset’s Fun-As-Hell Seth Meyers Performance

Last year, the 23-year-old Portland rapper Aminé had a huge viral hit with the defiantly silly hornball jam "Caroline," and he became one of this
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2017 - 9:33 am

Status Ain't Hood

Maybe You’ll Miss Z-Ro After He’s Gone

The voice is a lonely foghorn, a miles-deep burned-out baritone moan that seems to radiate the wisdom of hard-earned experience. It's a beautiful voice, melodious…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen

When XXL first started picking its rap freshmen a decade ago, none of them owed anything to the internet. Today, that's a tough thing to…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2017 - 9:57 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lil Dicky spent $700,000 on his "Pillow Talking" video. It is 11 minutes long, and the song plays for all of it. It features CGI…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2017 - 4:25 pm