What Do Amine's Pants Say About LA?

What Do Amine's Pants Say About LA?

Amine and Towkio take the stage for a great night at the Novo.
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Let’s start things off right: If you don’t know how to pronounce Amine, lookup Genius’ video of Amine explaining the meaning and how to say it. He deserves to be called the right thing!

Amine had a pretty big song last year, I don’t know if you’ve heard of it…”Caroline”? He ALSO dropped the album Good For You. I had it on repeat pretty much all of August, so when I found out he was performing at The Novo it was a done deal. You’re gonna want to hear about the show because 10/10 would see again.

First of all, Amine’s opener Towkio was amazing. His stage presence was undeniable. He had me and the rest of the crowd engaged with different chants and he was constantly dancing and pumping the crowd up. That’s not always enough, but he had the music to back it up.

Towkio’s signature is his ability to cross genres in his music. During the verse, you get all of the thunder of an electric hip-hop/rap delivery with his quick flow, comic undertones, and pure hype. But as it builds up you can feel it going towards a fully fledged dance track. The sound is a blend of hip-hop/rap verses with EDM buildups and trap drops that serve really well for live shows and weekend nights where you just want to have a good time with some good music. His performance was exciting and one of a hungry underground artist which perfectly set the stage for Amine’s light-heartedness and refined stage presence.

Per the title of his album, Amine is interested in the well-being of his fans. Throughout the night he had the crowd promoting love and self-acceptance. Amine would say “You’re beautiful” and the crowd, including me, was instructed to say “I know”. There was something really fun and liberating about not only being free to confidently express some self-love, but being asked to. Amine made it feel like he genuinely wanted to hear everyone loving themselves and the entire crowd responded with sassy “I know”s.

Amine did most of his album with songs like “Heebiejeebies” and “Caroline”, but kept the easygoing vibe by playing songs like “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and getting the ENTIRE crowd to jump.

There were also more tender heartfelt moments with everyone’s phone lights on and some vulnerable singing by Amine. BY THE WAY, Amine has a great voice if you couldn’t already tell from his album. When he performed live it was cool how he was able to basically scream but stay in tune with the song.

ONE OF THE COOLEST parts of his performance was when he let the audience represent LA by deciding what would be written on his pants.

WHAT DO THE PANTS SAY? So, a tradition Amine has is having one fan from the audience write a quote or word to describe the city he is currently in, on his patchwork pants #thetourpants. Any guesses for what LOS ANGELES got? Drum roll please...F*** LA traffic..kind of self-deprecating, but nonetheless very fitting. Now LA’s biggest flaw will forever be remembered on Amine’s leg...what a humble city it is.

By the end of the night, Amine had successfully delivered a solid show and a lot of the crowd stayed back simply to dance to the DJ that played as the crowd was exiting. If this XXL Freshman Class representative did anything, it was this:

He instilled confidence.

He made us have fun.

And he made sure we know how to say his name.

GO LISTEN TO GOOD FOR YOU, it’ll be good for you.

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

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Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

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2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

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Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

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4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

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5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

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Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

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8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

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Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

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Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Poetry On Odyssey: The Room

It is difficult to let go of childhood traumas, but if you don't, you will never be able to move on to a healthy life.

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Can you hear it?

The Sound of Silence.

I can. There I am.

Back in the little, old cube.

It's bland;

Only a single light bulb decorates the Room.

Shush….

It takes me back to When.

I close my eyes.

There it is again.

The Silence.

It echoes.

It aches.

I open my eyes to a small child.

He hunches his body in a corner.

With his little shuttering voice, he speaks,

They're coming.\n\nThey're coming.

Who's coming?

I ask.

The Monsters,The Monsters,"

He replies.

Over and over he repeats:

They're coming.

They're coming.

The Monsters are coming.

Each time, his whisper grows louder.

Each time, his voice grows firmer.

Then, he stops.

I slowly approach the corner where the child sits.

His figure is so small and meek.

He is probably no more than five.

I grab his shoulder.

I turn his face my way.

What I discover is…

Appalling.

His eye sockets are shallow.

They are deprived of a soul.

Yet

They cry blood.

His face is sickly pale.

His dry lips part.

Then he speaks:

They're here.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner.

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