Prince Amine’s License to Kill
There's a new kid on the block and his name is Amine, Prince Amine. Unlike Ian Fleming’s fabled OO7 agent known as James Bond this 18 year old Canadian musician may not be a member of any elite Double-O secret service agency, but nonetheless, he does possess a license to kill. And kill he does indeed with his current single that’s titled simply as FUEGO. Just like a Bond martini Amine serves up this song as totally shaking, and not stirred (sorry Fleming fans, I know the exact quote is "Shaken, and not stirred...", but I just couldn't resist adding my own little lemony twist to this martini metaphor!), and without any doubt there's a whole lot of shaking going on with this new kid’s FUEGO.
Like Bond's famed Walther PPK 7.65mm, FUEGO packs the punch of a prizefighter. Not unlike a wildfire it starts off slow as it begins to burn, then blazes up until it becomes an out of control inferno. Much like the gadget galore Austin Martin DB Mark III the Double-O agent drove in Fleming’s Goldfinger with all the hidden gizmos beneath the hood and around the chaise that the wizardry of Q of Q Branch could conjure up, FUEGO is full of its own sweet set of surprises. As with all the lore and legend pertaining to the daring loyal subject of the British royal throne who had the original license to kill there's a lot of voluptuously placed attention on the lovely ladies. So, what's not to like?
Prince Amine was born in Morocco, grew up in Spain, and now lives in Canada. Similar to the aforementioned servant of Her Majesty's Secret Service this young man has apparently spent a fair portion of his relatively short life jet setting around the globe. FUEGO provides some glimpses of where he's been and bits of what he's seen so far. A lot of the lyrics in the song may be considered to be on the sexually provocative side, but in my humble opinion, they're delivered in such a clever tongue in cheek fashion that if you take any offense then that's your problem.
Looking through the materials provided to me for the review of this R&B/Hip-Hop artist it appears that Prince Amine is no stranger to the stage. He made a recent appearance in Montreal opening for the French recording star Dadju (Polydor Records). While Amine's FUEGO is only out on a small independent label in Canada (Red Rebel), I'm fairly sure if he heeds a bit of James Bond's sagely advice that before long he'll have some of those major label weasels coming to the table with contracts in hand. Oh, and the Double-O-Seven agent's words of wisdom, you ask? "I don't stop when I'm tired. I stop when I'm done!"