Portland native, Aminé , is back with, ONEPOINTFIVE, the so-called “EPLPMixtapeAlbum,”
The title of this body of work is possibly an allusion to this being the halfway point between his freshman and sophomore albums.
With features from Gunna, G Herbo, and Rico Nasty, they each approach their respective guest spots in a complementary manner.
Over beats emphasizing boom-bap, dreamy-melodic themes, Amine can be seen all over the production credits alongside the company of his in-house team, Pasque, LDG Beatz, and Tee-WaTT.
On the tracks REEL IT IN, BLACKJACK and HICCUP, Amine delivers a heightened version of slight mumble raps, while his lyrics remain robustly embezzled by flexes.
Aminé comes clean with a clear contrast from his previous body of work, leaving behind the dancy upbeat tempos that he once rapped over. This is not to say Amine left behind the conscious route as he keeps it personal and conscious, touching on past impediments and lifelong purpose and aspirations. Delving into the mental health awareness that is very appropriate for the time, with lines like, “If you’re feeling worthless you should go tell a friend.”
All of this is done while also presenting flows with an in-pocket rhythm, with an overall stellar performance, song after song. Amine is still underrated, but this is truly one of the best releases of the summer. Check out the EPLPMixtapeAlbum, ONEPOINTFIVE below, guaranteed to delight.