Written by Jeff Ramella on November 17, 2018
Release Date: August 15, 2018
A Gary Brown Review
Amine, a.k.a Adam Daniel, is a rapper Portland, OR, and ONEPOINTFIVE is his sophomore effort following his commercially successful debut,Good For You. Compared to his other album, this album has a much more trap/emo rap sound, a major departure from the pop/r&b sounds that were prevalent on Good For You. Despite the major sound change, both old fans and new have plenty to enjoy on the 24 year old’s newest release, which was advertised not as a studio album, but as a LP/EP/Mixtape/Album. The reasoning for this was, according to Amine himself, that there was much less pressure on the artist to make the project amazing when it was a mixtape instead of an album. However, the artist definitely did not disappoint with this release. From utilizing Trippie Redd and Juice Wrld type sounds in tracks like “Why?” and “Together”, to utilizing trap/comedy rap reminiscent of Ugly God and Kodak Black in songs like “Blackjack” and “Reel it in”. Each song on the album has a well-polished distinct sound that gives the album endless replay value. This release definitely established Amine as a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop world, and I cannot wait to see what else he has in store for his fans.
Highlights: “Reel it in”, “Why?”, “Shine”