Aminé- “TWOPOINTFIVE” (Mixtape Review)

Aminé- “TWOPOINTFIVE” (Mixtape Review)

Off my initial listen, Aminè’s newest project, TWOPOINTFIVE, sounded like a creative calamity, but as I’ve gone further into unraveling this 26-minute experience, the mixtape has become of the most fun listens the entire year has had to offer. Through 12 tracks, the Portland rapper fuses his hip-hop roots with hyper and synth-pop to make one of the strangest yet most intriguing fusions of music I have seen in a long time. The sound patterns and pallets are all over the place but in the best sense of the word. The way the Portland native plays with different vocal effects and pitches forefronts his creativity to the highest degree. As amusing as the sonic aesthetics of the are, Aminè’s writing and subject matter are toned down to nothing, which through the project’s playful atmosphere doesn’t seem like a bad thing until the poor display of technical skill results in some of the most off-putting lines of any rap song this year. While this style Aminé is trying to master here is far from perfect, I won’t deny how enjoyable and addictive this mixtape is. 

Rating: 6.2/10

Top 5 Songs:

  1. Colors
  2. Twisted!
  3. Charamder
  4. meant2b
  5. Van Gogh

Written By: Mr. Fantastic

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