Portland rapper Aminé has returned with the follow-up to his 2017 debut studio album Good For You. This project sees Aminé ditching some of the sunny, poppy production of his last album and opting for more trap-influenced instrumentals. While this direction has the project lacking the commercial sensibilities of Good For You, it makes for a more cohesive-sounding project. The album achieves a good balance of smooth, introspective tracks and braggadocious bangers throughout the track listing. “DR. WHOEVER” sees Aminé reflecting on his life and stresses, referring to the listener as his anonymous therapist. On “REEL IT IN,” Aminé showcases his versatile flow and witty punchlines over a bass-heavy instrumental with an infectious flute-sample. With a fantastic selection of beats and just a few features, this project is highly enjoyable and does a great job of highlighting Aminé’s abilities as a singer and rapper.
Trial Track: “REEL IT IN”