Portland-based rapper, artist and director Aminé has dropped his latest track “Baba”. Produced by Pasqué, “Baba” is proof that Aminé has the goods to follow-up the all-conquering “Caroline”. Meaning Father or Daddy, “Baba” has an infinite amount of charm.
Drawing influences from his parents’ Ethiopian heritage as well the likes of Kanye West and André 3000, Aminé began recording in high school and while studying at Portland State University released 2015’s Calling Brio.
Of his Portland base, Aminé says: “You don’t ever think of a rapper or even a black guy coming out of Portland… That’s just not a thing! However, there’s a fairly diverse subculture in the city that few people know about. It’s very different from what you would expect.”
Check out “Baba” and the self-directed video for “Caroline” below.