Just last week Aminé turned heads with his Missy Elliot assisted remix to “REDMERCEDES”. Now, the Portland rapper is back again with a brand new song: “Heebiejeebies.”
“Heebiejeebies” features Kehlani and was produced by Jahaan Sweet. The song, Aminé says, was inspired by early 2000s duets “with like Usher or Alicia, or Jay-Z and Beyoncé, or Ja Rule and Ashanti.”
The rapper explained on Genius that the song was unplanned and came about by chance once when Aminé went to a studio to visit Kehlani.
“Me and Kehlani were just talking because she was a fan and I was a fan of her, and she invited me to the studio for the first time. She had a studio session and I was in LA. I walked in because I thought we were just meeting, just to have lunch or something, and Jahaan Sweet—the producer who is a friend of mine now, it was my first time meeting all of them—he was just like, ‘Do you wanna make a song?’ They played me that beat, and I started writing to it, and then Kehlani was in the room so she just jumped on it, and then it just happened really naturally. So it wasn’t really a set up studio session or anything. I didn’t plan on making a song that day. I don’t come to the studio session with a laptop or anything, I just came with my phone in my hand. It was cool though.”
Stream “Heebiejeebies” below.