Amine’s ‘Good for You’ more than one single


staff writer

Released in late July of this year, “Good for You” has been gaining momentum since it was first dropped.
With 15 tracks, Aminé’s first record already boasts party classics like “Caroline,” which reached the No. 11 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
The album itself reached the No. 31 spot of the U.S. Billboard 200.
A Portland, Ore., native, 23-year-old Aminé also directs his own music videos — which so far include “Caroline,” “Spice Girl” and “REDMERCEDES.”
Many of the songs off “Good For You” were originally dropped on SoundCloud, where the rapper gained popularity and recognition by record labels.
Just like its bright yellow album cover, the debut album carries several recurring themes like the colors blue and yellow along with bananas.
These themes also occur in live performances like on the “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” in which a keyboard’s keys are covered in bananas and Aminé wore a yellow outfit.
The “Spice Girls” music video includes scenes of blue and yellow bullseyes, bicycles, bathrooms and even a scene that gives déjà vu vibes of the cover of the movie “Office Space” — not to mention, an actual Spice Girl appears in the video.
Aminé sets himself apart with his sense of humor shown in “Come on Down to Quincy’s,” a short clip on his VEVO YouTube channel in which his closest friends from “Caroline” make another appearance.
His sarcastic humor even shows in the name and cover of his album “Good for You” and on the cover of a XXL Magazine, where he wore a shirt of common mispronunciations of his name (BTW, it’s properly pronounced Ah-Mee-Nae).
Many pop culture icons/images like Quentin Tarantino and “Pulp Fiction,” the Spice Girls, the movie “Holes” and the movie “101 Dalmatians” are used, probably to show that Aminé is in touch with recent classic American culture — especially from the 1990s and early 2000s; for all you ‘90s babies out there.
His music hides a lot of underlying meaning, rather than empty surface topics like partying, money and girls.
The album also boasts several well-known artist features like Nelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Offset, Charlie Wilson and Kehlani — even producers like Metro Boomin’.
Other favorite bumps off this album include “STFU” and “Spice Girl,” both with choruses you can’t get out of your head.
If you’re looking for new rap songs to sing and dance to, this album is chock-full of them.
“Good For You” is available to stream on Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal and other streaming services.

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