Aminé’s full name is Adam Aminé Daniel, and his parents immigrated from Ethiopia and Eritrea into the United States in the early ’90s. In fact, you could say that Aminé is pretty proud of his Ethiopian roots, with songs like “Baba” (meaning “daddy” in both Amharic and Tigrinya) on which he can be heard spitting a few verses in Amharic.
Alright, Aminé may not need a proper introduction. The Portland, Oregon rapper rose to fame after his single “Caroline” hit the charts in 2016, and he’s been killing it ever since. But did you know he was Ethiopian?
Last August, Aminé dropped ONEPOINTFIVE, and visuals for the standout track “Reel It In” soon followed. Once the video dropped, which sees Aminé at a car wash surrounded by strippers, his mother sent him the most hilarious text ever, which included the sentence Besma’am wilde menfes kidus (for the non-Ethiopians, this literally translates to “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit). So yes, Aminé is American, but he won’t hesitate to remind us of his Ethiopian roots.