Trending Topics is back.
For those who don't know, we did this show called Trending Topics for about a year from 2017 to 2018. We interviewed artists like Billie Eilish, Ski Mask The Slump God, Wiz Khalifa, SZA, and Denzel Curry and went OD with animations and graphics to keep things interesting. We were tired of interviews that focused on the same things like creative process and influences, so we asked artists about random social media nonsense and the pop culture moments happening right now. It was great.
We weren't planning on reviving Trending Topics in the era of social distancing and isolation, but to be be honest, all of our other plans fell through. We can't throw concerts, our in-the-field video shoots are all postponed, and we're constantly stressed out any time we look at the news. We need something fun. So here we are—the return of Trending Topics.
For our first episode, we've got longtime P&P favorite Aminé. The Portland-raised rapper has a new single called "Shimmy" out now, and we caught up with him while he's in lockdown at his Los Angeles home. He told us about why he joined TikTok and what he thinks of all the viral dances, whether or not he's the best rapper in Portland, and who he'd pick to join a rap supergroup.
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