Aminé, the Portland, Ore. native and rapper who broke through on Soundcloud and then later with the hit single “Caroline,” will perform in Cincinnati on Nov. 29. Tickets ($25, or $75 if you want the “Early Entry Merch Package”) are on sale now here.
The son of Ethiopian immigrants, Adam Aminé Daniel, took his love for artists like Kanye West, Missy Elliott and OutKast and spun it into a sound that helped him score a deal with the huge Republic record label. After a pair of mixtapes and huge success on Soundcloud, his “Caroline” song and self-directed music video were released in spring of 2016 and blew up, leading to the Republic deal and ultimately going on to be certified Platinum three times over.
In 2017, Aminé was featured in XXL’s venerated “Freshman Class” of promising new artists and he also scored a Best New Hip Hop Artist nomination that year from the BET Hip Hop Awards. His official debut album, Good for You, was released last summer and included guests like Ty Dolla Sign, Offset, Nelly and Charlie Wilson.
On Aug. 15, Aminé surprise-released his second album (or, as he called it, covering all of his bases, a “EP/LP/mixtape/album”), OnePointFive, which includes guests like Rico Nasty and G Herbo.