Amine Wears Whiteface in “RedMercedes” Video
The vid takes place at exactly the spot you'd cop a flossy new red Mercedes Benz--a car dealership. This fictional dealership is called Quincy's Auto Group, and it's run by an uptight young Black man named Thad, who's the first character played by the "Baba" performer. Thad's having a not-so-great start to his day after one of his employees walked in on him sitting on a toilet, and he believes his day will get even worse when three young White men dressed in golf party-ready attire approach his dealership.
"Watch them," Thad tells one of his employees before the three men enter the building. It turns out they're just some young guys looking for a nice new whip--a red Mercedes Benz, to be exact. The woman, who is Black, looks bewildered when the ring leader DeAndre--who's also played by Aminé, who's rocking Whiteface--tells her his name. After enduring some awkward, arguably racist small-talk from the woman, DeAndre and company proceed to bounce to the outside, where they test drive new whips as Thad happily hosts a Black couple looking to cop a new whip.
"REDMERCEDES" is Aminé's first new track of 2017, and with it's bouncy instrumental and his entertaining flow, we should be hearing it even more as the weeks go by. Recently, the rising rapper was selected as Vevo's latest LIFT artists. LIFT is a six-week campaign designed to give fans an extended look at rising artists as they make their way in the music industry. You can expect to see some footage from the program later this month. You check-out some of Aminé's upcoming show dates below.
Upcoming Show Dates:
April 12 – San Francisco – 1015 Folsom
April 13 – Santa Ana, Calif. – The Observatory
May 1 – Philadelphia – Coda
May 2 – Baltimore – Sound Stage
May 5 – Boston – Middle East (Downstairs)
May 7 – Miami – Rolling Loud Festival
May 28 – St. Paul, Minn. – Soundset Festival
June 11 – Manchester, Tennessee – Bonnaroo Festival
July 29 – Detroit – Mo Pop Festival
August 5 – Chicago – Lollapalooza Festival
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