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New Video: Aminé – “Red Mercedes”

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Republic Records artist Aminé releases his much-anticipated video for his latest single, ‘Red Mercedes’ on Vevo. After recently dropping an official teaser for the visual it is now finally here for your enjoyment.

It was also announced this week that Aminé will be joining El Paso singer/songwriter, Khalid, as a 2017 Vevo LIFT artists– an artist development program that identifies and elevates emerging musicians into household names.

Written and directed by music maestro himself, the music video features Leon Bridges, Kari Faux, as well as Aminé’s buddies Yosief and Jon, who starred in the infamous “Caroline” music video. However, fans will find themselves in a guessing game as every character, including Aminé himself, are fully incognito. Each person underwent more than 5 hours of makeup to disguise their identity.

Dressed as three preppy customers looking to purchase their own car, the video displays the hint of role reversals [Black vs. White], cultural appropriation; displaying how some are treated in an establishment based on the color of their skin. But now, the tables are turned and the African-American sales clerk is being accused of being racist.

Customers: “She sounding a little racist!”

Clerk: “Racist?! I’ll have you to know I DON’T SEE COLOR!”

Customers: “We gon’ have to call Reggie Jackson at the NWACP on her. 

Sidenote: NWACP in the clip stands for National White Association for Care & Pleasure.

Not to mention, the “Inclusive Restroom” in the beginning of the visual which caught our eye immediately.

We have to admit, this is the most WOKE video yet!

Check out the full video above.

Twitter: @heyamine

By Gabriel Williams (@Gabriel_Will2)

Named as one of NY's top socialites, Gabriel Williams has definitely made a name for himself in today's entertainment industry. Running one of the most respected blogs on the web, featured in several blogs, magazines, and on television networks, have interviewed some of today's hottest talent, to consulting/branding/styling/creative direction/social media/content creation for some of the best acts, platforms, and brands in the business; and also offering his specialty in music, whether it's providing background vocals or songwriting - Gabriel knows his place in the rapture of all-things-entertainment, and he plays it very well. Praised as one of "top entrepreneurs and influencers in the game," Gabriel is just that "IT" candidate for "All Things Pop Culture"!

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