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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

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Watch: Aminé Partners with Vevo for “Red Mercedes” Teaser Video, Aminé Named 2nd ‘Vevo LIFT’ Artist of 2017

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Today, Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, announced that Aminé will be joining El Paso singer/songwriter, Khalid, as one of 2017’s Vevo LIFT artists– an artist development program that identifies and elevates emerging musicians into household names. The announcement coincides with the release of a new exclusive video teaser Aminé filmed in partnership with Vevo, and featuring Leon Bridges, to get fans excited for his “Red Mercedes” music video available to view Friday, April 7th.

‘LIFT’ is a six-week concentrated campaign in which Vevo gives fans a first-hand look into each artist’s journey – from intimate performances, video premieres, to behind-the-scenes content. As the second artist to participate in this year’s program, Aminé and Vevo will release a series of exciting footage throughout April and May including “Becoming,” a short film which allows artists to tell their story in a unique way. Vevo will also release original programming titled “Stripped,” which will feature an intimate performance by Aminé.

Previous ‘LIFT’ artists include Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly, Alessia Cara, Sam Smith, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, One Direction and more.

Peep the teaser video clip above.

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New Music & Videos: Mack Wilds, Tyga, Chief Keef, will.i.am & Khalid

Currently starring in two new tv hit series, The Breaks and Shots Fired, singer-actor Mack Wilds give us a taste of what to expect from his new project AfterHours which is set to debut on April 7. This week, he debuts a new track entitled “Explore.”

A short trailer was provided by Wilds in anticipation of the upcoming release. SFPL also got word that the body of work will be attached to a film series with the same title as the project and will also feature Mack’s old castmate from The Wire, Julito McCullum. The episode titled “Obsession” (also a song title) is set to air April 10.

Check out “Explore” HERE.

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Khalid Debuts New Song “Hopeless”

Khalid releases his retro infused track entitled “Hopeless,” which premiered recently on Zane Lowe.

You may remember the rising talent as we featured his latest visual “Location.”

Stay tuned for more from Khalid!

Check out “Let’s Go” below in case you missed it:

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Khalid’s “Location” Is Sonically Full of Greatness

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Doused with a heavy bass-line and a trickle synthesizing sounds, newcomer Khalid feeds us his head-bobbing tune “Location” paired with a desert-feel new visual.

Clad in a loose-neck tee, jeans, sneakers and an american flag printed scarf, the El Paso singer sits on his vintage mustang before roaming around his hometown in search of his love interest. With the help of the trusty GPS, he hopes to connect with his leading lady to form more of a solidified communication in person, instead of falling in love off of subtweets.

More is on the way from the budding young talent. But for now, kick back, relax, and vibe out to his new video above. Trust us, you will like this tune.