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Amindi — “nwts”
Something about bubbly, subtle hip-hop and R&B just feels right during a heat wave. Enter: Amindi, whose Jamaican roots and LA upbringing blend together into a balm for time lost to bad days. Her 2020 demo, minztape served as a brief introduction, while the upcoming nice EP is billed as a formal (re)introduction to the artist’s budding sound, which was originally inspired by everything from alternative rock to Buju Banton.
Preceded by “telly” and “haircut,” Amindi’s latest single “nwts” is a lowkey blitz through production from Devin Malik and Kevin Wooten. Amindi knows how to make an earworm: catchy hooks flutter forward while swaggering verses summon smiles on listeners’ faces. “nwts” is the song you play on repeat while getting ready for that well-deserved night out.
“‘nwts’ references Drake a lot because I love him, but the song itself is about all the men I’ve encountered in this industry that have tried to take credit for and/or minimize the things I’ve done for myself,” Amindi tells Audiomack. “I know it can be interpreted as a breakup song, but it isn’t one.”
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