From Morocco to Spain, and now Montreal, Canada, the urban hip-hop/r&b artist and singer-songwriter Prince Amine releases a lively and conceptual 8-track EP entitled 'Hram Vybez 2.0.'
Through his diverse and dynamic music, Prince Amine is able to pay homage to his roots and upbringing while allowing the listener to groove away with each release. Recently releasing his 8-track EP, 'Hram Vybez 2.0,' Prince Amine mentioned that each song offers a sensual and sultry take, which emphasizes the project's title that translates to 'sinful vibes.'
Interestingly, Prince Amine offers a nod to four different women and their individual cultures, as four tracks within the EP are voice messages from these women, which introduce 'their' song, where Prince Amine also includes their language or patois. While bringing four different subgenres to the table, we're more than impressed with Prince Amine's ability to merge various styles while paying tribute to the many women and artists who've inspired this conceptual and groovy project.
Jumping into the EP with the intro track, "Abuja," which just so happens to be the capital of Nigeria, we're able to hear a woman's voice message looking forward to Prince Amine spicing up her life again. As we transition into her song, "Choko Skyn," it gets us up and grooving with the lively afrobeat production and Prince Amine's natural confidence and rhythm. Moving into "Kingston," we hear a Jamaican woman explain her interest in reacquainting with Prince Amine, where we move into her song, "Seh." Getting into a dancehall groove, the song offers this mid-tempo and sensual atmosphere while Prince Amine delivers his sweet vocals and livens the experience with incredibly sensual and lustful lyricism.
Landing on the next voice message, "Bogota," we hear a Columbian woman speak in her native tongue, which later transitions into "Pienso En Ti," offering a sweet nod to reggaeton. We adore Prince Amine's ability to merge different cultures into this project, as he grooves over the reggaeton beat while serenading us in Spanish. Reaching the last two tracks of the EP with "Port-au-Prince," we hear a smooth voice message from a woman speaking the lustful language of French while transitioning into the smooth-sailing outro track, "Krazy Over You."
As this song offers more of a mid-tempo and sensual flair, Prince Amine exclaims his passion and desire for someone special while allowing the listener to move their hips to his Kompa-infused sonics. This track features the French-language stylings of Dreysoul and Prince K, both of who serenade us with their incredible vocals stylings that leave us in awe of the song's tender and passionate atmosphere.
We're truly taken aback with the entire creation and execution of this project, as Prince Amine leaves us moving and grooving to four distinctly different subgenres while paying homage to four cultures that produced the special women in his life. All of which can be heard through four passionate voice messages. Don't miss out on the entire conceptual and lustful listening experience that Prince Amine has to offer with his 8-track EP, 'Hram Vybez 2.0,' now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Listen to 'Hram Vybez 2.0," today here.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Prince Amine, and congratulations on the release of your recent EP, 'Hram Vybez 2.0.' What inspired you to pay homage to four different women and cultures within this project?
Thanks, I appreciate that. I came up with Hram Vybez 3 years ago and the whole concept is sexual, vibrant music that reaches all cultures. I was born in Morocco and grew up in Spain and Canada so my background is a unique mix of cultures. I love diversity so I put everything into a melting pot & now you got the best of all worlds.
Did you work with any producers to help navigate the specific subgenres and vibe of each song within 'Hram Vybez 2.0?’
Yep, I worked with a few producers on this one. Each producer came from a specific region to pinpoint that exact sound. For example, Choko Skyn was produced by 2 Nigerian producers (Mason Beatz & JuwonMix) and Krazy Over You, by Prince K a Haitian producer! You see where I’m going with this, right?
How do the four women featured in 'Hram Vybez 2.0' play a role in your life? Are these all women that you've had connections with in the past, or simply close friends?
Good question but in all seriousness, I wanted to spice up this project by having women sweetly introduce the upcoming song indirectly by sending me a voice message, get it? I personally know 2 of the 4 women. My Haitian producer, Prince K, knows the lady who made the voice message for “Krazy Over You” & a family friend of mine, John, who is Jamaican, knew the right lady to record a voice message to introduce “Seh” which is a dancehall track. I wanna give a big shoutout to the beautiful ladies who accepted to be a part of this project. More Life!
We adore how you've shifted each song to pay tribute to a different culture and language within 'Hram Vybez 2.0.' Is there a track within the project that's your favorite, and why?
Thanks again, y’all hype me up a lot, got me blushing with all these compliments! To be honest, it’s a really tough choice cause all of them I really love but I have to say “Krazy Over You”. Every time it plays I just get goosebumps. It hits different… pun intended hehe. Also want to thank featured artists, Dreysoul, producer Prince K & guitarist Greg for being a part of this project. NOULA MES ZOES!!
Seeing that 'Hram Vybez 2.0' is a 2.0 project, do you have an original EP, 'Hram Vybez'? How does the original project relate to 'Hram Vybez 2.0?’
Yeah, I have an original one just entitled Hram Vybez released in 2018, it relates with the same concept, the sexual lyrics but in an elegant and respectful manner mixed with the cultural vibrant sounds. I need to copyright this whole concept because I know it’s going to go far! Hram World baby!