Aminé ft. Ty Dolla Sign - "Veggies"
If you're somehow still under the impression that Aminé is a one-hit wonder, think again. The Portland rapper shared his debut album Good For You last night, and it proves he has staying power beyond his runaway hit "Caroline." He balances his trademark humor with introspection and profound observations about the world around him. The album's production is buoyant throughout, making it an excellent soundtrack for the remaining weeks of summer.
Good For You begins with the soaring opening strings of "Veggies," one of the album's standout tracks. After the scintillating orchestral intro, Aminé sings over an understated guitar riff and soft percussion. Halfway through, the song erupts into a funk-driven affair with punchy 808s. "Veggies" sets the tone for the rest of the album flawlessly, its lyrical content triumphant, introspective, and cheeky all at once. He weaves seamlessly between singing and rapping, showcasing his vocal versatility. Ty Dolla Sign lends his voice to the end of the song, bringing the album's stunning introduction to a strong conclusion.—Charlotte Freitag