EOT 351-Amine Raleigh Show Review

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On February 28th, Jeanine Ikekhua attended the Amine show in Raleigh, NC. In this episode, she invited Hamsata Mazou and Alexis Grant to help her review the show.

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Testing, testing, testing Perfect. Hi, my name is Jeanine Ikekhua. I'm the Public Affairs Director at WKNC. Radio ADA point one HD FM, and you are listening to WKNC radio. Today here I have two of my favorite people. We actually went to an Amine concert together and we will be doing a review. So please introduce yourselves.

Alexis 1:03
I'm Alexis. Lexie or Lex you know, whatever floats your fancy.

Hamsada 1:11
Okay, I'll go by one name, Hamsada. That's it.

Jeanine Ikekhua 1:15
Perfect. So today we have Alexian Hamsada and we are going to be doing a review of the Amine concert that we went to last weekend. So the first thing about the Amine concert that we noticed when we walked in was that a little pre show, right guys? They had a little DJ playing that a couple people going on? How do we feel about like the DJ of like setting the vibe pre show?

Hamsada 1:37
I will say they had different DJs for each performer. They did so I feel like each DJ I think it got better for sure. It complemented each performer I feel like like like each one had a great vibe with their producers because they gave them a shout out, and let them have the little freestyle beforehand, which I do appreciate work with the people that you like and give them connections and opportunities. I do want to acknowledge that that part of it.

Jeanine Ikekhua 2:01
That is true. Lexi see what about you.

Alexis 2:05
I'm not gonna lie. I wasn't even thinking that deep about me on that one. But I just know personally for me, I'm thinking about like the music they were playing. And I felt like the DJs as it went on progressively got the crowd more hype, which is like kind of a good thing that it wasn't just like all front forth so I'm glad it was a slow progression and it's like it got more hype as the crowd was coming into and stuff like that. Like it was a nice like slow segway and because it was like oh yeah, the songs cool. The next one you're like, Oh, hold on, and the next one you let oh this bumpin like going crazy.

Jeanine Ikekhua 2:40
You right because I got first they were playing like songs that nobody knew.

Alexis 2:43
No, for real.

Hamsada 2:44

Jeanine Ikekhua 2:45
And then they got into like the good ones. Like they played like, Redbone, they played Kissing Through the Phone, Ocean, Rihanna, Tyler the Creator .

Hamsada 2:53
Like the classic like 2010 throwbacks.

Jeanine Ikekhua 2:56
People loved it. People, absolutely loved it.

Alexis 2:58
I don't know nobody who don't love the throwback.

Jeanine Ikekhua 3:01
Period. So after that, like the lights kind of came on and we saw like more of the set, they started setting up. So on the set, Amine actually explained the entire thing during the concert, but for those that were not there, so pretty much starting with like the entire thing. It was based all around his hometown. So he is actually from Portland, Oregon.

Hamsada 3:23

Jeanine Ikekhua 3:24
Portland, Oregon. Okay.

Alexis 3:28
That's y'all got it.

Hamsada 3:29
Yeah, y'all do.

Jeanine Ikekhua 3:31
And he said the reason why he focused it around that because he wanted to bring home with him while he was on stage. So the first thing that was on there was Woodland Park they had the Woodland Park sign guys right? Yeah, remember that? Yes. Yes. And that was actually the neighborhood that Amine grew up in, and then he also had the Alberta Corner Store which he said had the best chicken in his city from like sixth grade to like high school, we should go there Yeah, we should definitely.

Hamsada 3:54
Oh no don't tempt me with a road trip no.

Jeanine Ikekhua 4:01
And then the next thing was he had like the Welcome to the best tour ever sign which he said was inspired by the Hello Portland Oregon sign would you like driving with like your car you coming into Portland, Oregon. And then the last thing or the second to last thing was had his nice little big fluffy dog.

Alexis 4:15
Yeah. Big old dog. Dog was huge. Biggest thing on the set? The biggest thing on the set? Is Oliver right. No, yeah, I was not connecting it. And then it

Jeanine Ikekhua 4:33
And then it made sense. Yeah, my dog all of that. Yeah.

Hamsada 4:36
I'm glad he explained like the story really made me appreciate that. For sure.

Jeanine Ikekhua 4:40
I do definitely.

Hamsada 4:41
appreciate that. He put meaningful things on there. And it wasn't just there for aesthetics like they it worked well beautifully. Yeah. It also had like a meaning which he used the set to yeah yeah, on the bridge. He went on the bridge. Yeah. He went up by where the dog was. I don't know what that big box was. And then he went through the door of the store multiple times. Yeah, that was dope.

Jeanine Ikekhua 5:07
Yeah, it was really dope. And the last thing that he had was like the Rose Garden sign, which I thought was really pretty, but it was like off to the side. Do you remember that?

Hamsada 5:14
Is that the thing he was standing on? That was near the dog? Yeah, it was near the dog. Okay, I don't know. I just remember he was standing up high at one point it was by the dog. I wasn't remembering.

Alexis 5:22
I couldn't see when we got up there on my balcony, because it blocked my view a little bit so I'm not gonna lie.I did see some of it. But I think I was I didn't see what gorgeous oh, oh.

Jeanine Ikekhua 5:37
They were good, but like y'all saying like I love to set the fact that he took time to explain it.

Hamsada 5:41
Yeah, that was just so cool. Just enjoyed how everything was just like meaningful and intentful that's something I feel like I wish to see more of from performers

Jeanine Ikekhua 5:52
Because a lot of stuff just be like bare station dancers are just like a random stuff. Right Lexi?

Alexis 5:57
Yeah, like a lot of what's it called? Like fireworks, like it's just big props stuff, but it's not a cohesive, like thing like there might color coordinate, but it's not a cohesive story. It's not telling the story, it can be cohesive and other aspects of storyline wise. Yeah, it's like that's lacking a lot.

Jeanine Ikekhua 6:13
And it made sense. The hometown thing just hit my heart.

Alexis 6:15
We were like, I really I was like aww.

Hamsada 6:18
It makes you appreciate everything more like a story behind something. Genuinely is I really did appreciate that about him.

Jeanine Ikekhua 6:26
We're going to get into that later because fun fact we got to see Amine afterwards. But um, so after like, the lights came on, like all the opening acts are coming on. So the first open act that we saw, I believe now guys remind me, but it we saw um, Veteran 454. Yeah. was the first one. How do we feel about that?

Alexis 6:26
I had never heard of him before. His music was not bad. It was not it was pretty good.

Jeanine Ikekhua 6:26
I thought the crowd was really vibing.

Alexis 6:56
No, yeah. Yeah, yeah. He was all had a sister on to right. No, his sister was cutting it up. She came up and she was like ah!

Jeanine Ikekhua 7:10
Right I loved her she was good.

Alexis 7:13
Now you said she reminded you? Coi Laray.

Hamsada 7:16
Yeah. Coi Laray. Her voice or like her musical style, to some extent did remind me of Coi Laray, right? Which I really enjoyed her performance. And I would say Coi Loray doesn't really deserve all the hate she gets.

Jeanine Ikekhua 7:28
No I agree too.

Hamsada 7:29
I feel like people like to exaggerate it, you know? But go ahead.

Alexis 7:32
I used to be a hardcore Coi Laray stan.

Hamsada 7:34
But what happened?

Alexis 7:36
I kind of miss her old town she used to sound like, I don't know, she used to have a deeper voice in her musics more often. I kind of liked that voice, or still kind of the same. But I still, I still like new videos pretty good.

Jeanine Ikekhua 7:49
But we're going back to the opening acts. So after we saw Veteran 454 We saw Kochi.

Hamsada 7:57
I was excited for him. I don't know who he was, I thought his music sounded familiar which I enjoyed it

Alexis 8:04
Because it's from tik tok. He's big on tik tok his songs.

Hamsada 8:07
Which I guess that made me like his performance, more because of that, because it was familiar. I think he had great stage presence. A great producer looked like they were vibe. And yeah, like his DJ was cutting it up.

Alexis 8:19
You know, yeah, that DJ was good.

Jeanine Ikekhua 8:22
He came out in the front and like he started like jumping in. So everybody started jumping.

Alexis 8:29
I was so excited that he performed Knicks. I was like, Yes, that's what I came here for. Like if you heard it, you would recognize it.

Jeanine Ikekhua 8:38
From tiktok right?

Alexis 8:39

Jeanine Ikekhua 8:39
Always from tiktok, that's okay. We like it. So then the last person that was supposed to show up, but didn't show up. The one that I was looking forward to was AJ Tracy, but apparently he wasn't there. I don't know why he made me sick or something. But AJ Tracy, if you're listening. I missed you.

Alexis 9:02
Just say it Jeanine.

Jeanine Ikekhua 9:04
I missed you.

Alexis 9:04
I was waiting on you.

Hamsada 9:09
Like I was ready to see what up.

Jeanine Ikekhua 9:13
Go check out AJ Tracy one of the open acts. So after all the open acts we waited a bit like a couple of minutes. Because then, they started doing more set stuff, and then we had Amine show up.

Alexis 9:25
Right out of nowhere, really?

Hamsada 9:28
I didn't know it was him. No, no honestly when he comes up like just so chilled to the point you're like, oh, this can't be because there's somebody, walking on the stage when he's supposed to be there. Because it was so many people walking before he came up also so you just didn't know which one was him and which one wasn't him.

Alexis 9:46
He just came up all chillin he started singing I was like pause.

Hamsada 9:49
Once I heard his song, because they were playing some songs that were low key similar to his so that you were like, wait, is he coming soon? And then you just like no it's not him. Yeah. I really noticed him when everybody started screaming and that's when I started screaming. I was like, oh my gosh!

Jeanine Ikekhua 10:07
No. Let's talk about the show itself. Oh, he played some good songs.

Hamsada 10:12
He had a great lineup, He's got so many bangers.

Jeanine Ikekhua 10:15
He played Caroline. Reel it in. He played Okay with You. Hebegeebees. He played Blackjack, Women in Campfire. I want to know what was your favorite song?

Alexis 10:30
I like Amine lot. I don't think I have a favorite. I just like- from the concert from a concert performance me. I can't remember....The one he sang to me. Quick storytime. So when we were up at the balcony, you know, he's singing his songs. And when I go to things like this, the one thing I just I just need to make eye contact with the performer at some point. That is always the goal. So I'm sitting there and at one point, he sees me up on the balcony and he points at me with like two fingers.

Hamsada 11:03
Oh my God.

Alexis 11:03
He sings lyric at me. And I can't even remember lyric. I can't remember the song because I was so stunned. I was shocked. I was like, Oh my God. No, because I like I knew it was for me. But I was like, Maybe I imagined it, and them Hamsada confirmed it. She was like that was for you. For my birthday, my birthday weekend ended in a bang.

Hamsada 11:22
Okay. No, because ihewas like your birthday weekend ended how-

Jeanine Ikekhua 11:28
We'll get to that, I love I love the fact that he ended with like, what's it called? What did he?

Hamsada 11:36
The one he first ended with the second ended with?

Jeanine Ikekhua 11:38
Can you imagine what Amine did to us?

Hamsada 11:41
Well, I don't know. I thought he ended with Coraline and then left and came back with Reel it In.

Alexis 11:46
I don't remember the orders to be honest, I just enjoyed the experience. He ended with Coraline. Yeah, Carol- No, I'm sorry, I'm thinking of the movie, Coroline. LOL.

Jeanine Ikekhua 11:54
He played Caroline and we were like oh he's done. And then he came back with Reel it in? AHHHHH!

Hamsada 12:08
So perfect. It was just, the progression was good, it was a good mix of like old song, songs that I feel like it wasn't too popular, and songs that were popular and a mix of his new stuff as well. And he didn't do any of his new stuff. And nobody didn't really know which I really appreciate it. So I'm not gonna lie. It's still my listener list that I'm trying to get familiar with.

Alexis 12:30
Yeah, trust. There was like two songs. Okay, one of them I knew he wasn't gonna play, which was Dr. Whoever. I was really I was just really hoping next time, and the other one was Places and Faces that's one of my favorite songs by him.

Hamsada 12:44
No cap t's been on my playlist and I've been enjoying it.

Alexis 12:46
Y'all go play Places and Faces when you're driving in the car. That's when you need to listen to it. It's a vibe.

Jeanine Ikekhua 12:54
No, but we loved all his songs that he played the way he ended it was like perfect because he really played all the hits towards the end.

Hamsada 13:01
No it progressively got better as well, I will say but it was crazy because it's like, even though I know he had more hits. Like being in the moment I was like, what else could he play? And then he come up with another I'm like how he even do that for real? Just try to go up but he just kept playing banger after banger.

Jeanine Ikekhua 13:20
The man just has hits after hits after hits.

Hamsada 13:22
And I just feel like it's so, remember when we what's in the cab used to call him Amine, and he was like, oh, no no, I don't know who that is.

Alexis 13:33
And his crowd was hyped too. You could tell everybody there was a fan, everybody loved him.

Jeanine Ikekhua 13:38
That front row.

Alexis 13:39
The front row. That front row in general. When were on the balcony I could see the front row was riding for him, and they were really wanting it.

Hamsada 13:39
The girl with the green hair.

Jeanine Ikekhua 13:49
So one of my favorite things about the show was the fact that Amine brought people up to sign his pants so Amine has this tradition where he has like these pants that has the different states that he does his concerts in. So for us had North Carolina and he had two people in the audience come up and actually

Hamsada 14:05
For the first time two people.

Jeanine Ikekhua 14:07
Yes for the first time two people, and they got to like hug him and like sign, and he was so sweet. Wish it was us.

Hamsada 14:14
Really. No because it was crazy because we were in the depths of the pit, in the depths of the pit- kind of near the front, we have pretty good like pit right? We went doom doom doom shoulder first. Right? And I would- just I just knew we had to go to the balcony because he was kept looking up at the balcony like he could see the people in the balcony because there's not much people to look up there. Yeah, but we left right before he started grabbing people from the pit. One song. There was one song.

Jeanine Ikekhua 14:41
Because there's gonna be a next time, gotta be prepared for the next time.

Hamsada 14:43
I'm telling you. I definitely want to meet him definitely.

Alexis 14:46

Jeanine Ikekhua 14:47
And we'll get into that. So first of all, any final thoughts on like the actual meaning show?

Hamsada 14:54
I mess with the crowd. I'm glad that the crowd was loving the hype.

Jeanine Ikekhua 14:59
I love the fact that they fed back his energy and gave us so much energy he they gave it back.

Alexis 15:03
He was like, it was it's like one of those small crowd things to like, obviously, like big artists, like the whole crowd is like crazy like, Woohoo. But like, I don't know something about a smaller crowd really hits.

Hamsada 15:14
It those more personal, intimate.

Alexis 15:17
That's the word I'm looking for. I like I feel like so many people in the audience probably got that same experience I did where they got to, like, look at him in his eyes.

Jeanine Ikekhua 15:24
I love the fact it was just like, honestly, they were like, what how many people we can guesstimate like 1000 people, maybe less than 1000? I would say. But either way, like there were a lot of people in there, but the personalized experience that each person got, just because like the venue and like Amine just being so genuine, like the great music, and then they had like, drinks and stuff. And like they had food. And you can meet like the people afterwards.

Alexis 15:51
Yeah, I like that as well. You could meet all the performers afterwards. You're just chilling in the back. Up and after pictures. Who did we get a picture with again?

Hamsada 16:00
454? Is that the number?

Jeanine Ikekhua 16:02
Yes, four, fifty four.

Yeah, we got a picture with him. Yeah. So go ahead.

Alexis 16:08
Oh, I was just gonna say we didn't get a picture with Kochi.

Hamsada 16:13
I didn't even know he was down there. I would have loved the picture.

Jeanine Ikekhua 16:17
I didn't know either. But the great thing was, we got to meet Amine afterwards. Before we get into that.

Hamsada 16:29
In the cold, the depths of the cold the cold, and they were really like did you ask the property? Yeah.

Alexis 16:37
Yeah. Everybody was waiting out and they're like, Yeah, we need y'all to go.

Hamsada 16:43
And a good majority left too. I think they did on purpose to minimize the numbers.

Alexis 16:50
Yeah. And he took his time though, too. So I feel like if- yeah, even if he didn't. I feel like he would have still took his time with each person. Because they want him to like at least get rested. Yeah. And get ready for the next concert.

Jeanine Ikekhua 17:07
In Canada, I believe?

Alexis 17:09
The next one was a Philly. He went to Philly next. Yeah. He went to there next.

Jeanine Ikekhua 17:13
I thought he said Europe next?

Hamsada 17:15
Think Europe maybe after the US.

Alexis 17:18
That's what I think he definitely went to Philly next. And then after Philly he went to DMV.

Hamsada 17:22
She caught up.

Alexis 17:24
Oh, no. I watched his story. He said he had to extra tickets for somebody in the DMV, it sold out and look the one day that he had it up. He said they have to be actual fan, which I don't know if he was trying to throw shade.

Jeanine Ikekhua 17:39
He wants the real fans, because he loves his fans.

Hamsada 17:46
We really was really waiting in the cold for dumby long. I'm sorry. I started squatting on the ground. She saw me on the ground.

Jeanine Ikekhua 17:56
Shout out to hide. Her friend came over her friend's name, but shout out to Hodge and her friend.

Alexis 18:00
Yes. We appreciate y'all. Y'all are cool.

Jeanine Ikekhua 18:02
But them we got to meet Amine And like, I remember-

Alexis 18:06
It was bootleg. Let's start there. Because we were getting our tacos. We were eating some street tacos. You see, like people running.

Jeanine Ikekhua 18:16
And I'm looking at Lexi and I'm like Lexi where are you going? And Hamsada is like he's right there.

Hamsada 18:19
Like guys, he's there like really?

Jeanine Ikekhua 18:21
It just shows you like how much he fit into like, just like, the crowd.

Alexis 18:25
Because yes, we saw everybody going over there. And here we are running with our tacos.

Puffer with that taco stain on the jacket. I was just like God. It was worth it. Yeah, it was worth it was definitely worth it. But like, I wish it was like a more pristine picture I would have liked. You know, you liked my picture? I don't know. It's yeah, it was so organic. And it's a live, they're all live photos. So you can see him move and made them feel more real. If you hold it down.

Hamsada 18:56
You can see I move his mask when he's hugging you, bro. And like him signing your back. Yeah, you did. I forgot live photos are even a thing.

Alexis 19:10
It made it feel so much more real like every time I hold the live photo I'm like dang. Like it really happened.

Hamsada 19:14
I have to go back and do that. He was so-

Alexis 19:18
I would pay so much money to go to another concert just so I can meet him again.

Hamsada 19:21
Amazing person. Like his presence, you know, just having conversation with him. I feel like I would enjoy that even more. Yes his energy.

Alexis 19:29
I told one of my friends that I got to meet him and I sent a picture to him and stuff. He's like, You should have asked for his number if he was so chill. I'm like, That's OD.

Jeanine Ikekhua 19:34
Yes, that too much

Hamsada 19:36
Is separation between you know, because I want to be able to like if I was to meet like a famous person I want to be able to like oh, yeah, cultivate a relationship and if they want to give me the number cool. I don't think I'd ever

Alexis 19:50
Cuz that dynamic, but the way he made like, how like friendly and like personal he was. He almost made it feel like you could, and that he would.

Jeanine Ikekhua 20:02
The right amount of like we're friends, but at the end of the day, I'm artists to your a fan. Let's keep pushing.

Hamsada 20:09
Yeah, he was like, especially when he was like talking like, it wasn't just he was good at responding. He was creating conversation. Like he was asking you a question.

Jeanine Ikekhua 20:16
Like where are you from?

Hamsada 20:18
Yeah, and was like I've never met anyone from there. I was just like, oh my gosh, he's amazing.

Alexis 20:24
I'm sorry. Whenever the birthday thing happened. I was like, yes. My birthday weekend. He was like, oh, when's your birthday? I was like, Thursday. He was like, oh, so it passed your birthday weekend ending tomorrow. And I was like, No, that's what I was like. Why would you? Why would you say that to me? And she started laughing. And he bear hugged me. I'm sorry. I froze. Like, temporarily for like five seconds.

Jeanine Ikekhua 20:47
Really, it's like when I remember he's a great hugger.

Alexis 20:49
We saw him for the second time because we left and got more tacos. And then we came back because he was still there. And so then when he like, was doing his rounds of like goodbyes to another group. I was like, get another hug?

Jeanine Ikekhua 21:00
I didn't know y'all went to see him again?

Hamsada 21:02
We didn't tell you this!

Alexis 21:02
So we got in the lift. And we saw that he was still there. Because we thought you know, we all thought he was leaving you still there. And we literally were like we told the Lyft driver, right? Yeah, you could just drop us off here.

Hamsada 21:12
And Lexi was like You sure. I was like, This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be this long with like one of your artists that you like, really mess with?

Jeanine Ikekhua 21:21
What did you talk about?

Alexis 21:22
Oh, we didn't do anything. We was kind of just there enjoying his presence, to be honest.

Hamsada 21:25
Because he was like, pretty chatting. And he was already in the middle of conversation with other people. So we wasn't like trying interupt. I don't know if we told you the girl with green hair. Yeah, she got free tickets to his next show. Because she's such a super fan. She knew a lot about him. Yeah, you should have saw her spitting off facts, like facts from 5 years ago. She was like, yeah, because she started talking to the bodyguard telling about how she was a fan of the of his bodyguard to talk about like, Yeah, I saw you do that tackle for that one show. Like, she really know it. She deserved to be on stage too. And that's probably why they first time had two people because like, the girl with the sign cuz you know, that sign.

Jeanine Ikekhua 22:04
I actually got the opportunity to interview her. So that'll be in here too, y'all.

Alexis 22:09
Okay, get into it.

Jeanine Ikekhua 22:11
Okay. So we met I mean, a, I would also love the fact that like, we approached him as a group, but he talked to us as individuals. Because it's like you had your own thing. And then it was like, Yeah, can I have my own thing? I thought it was so cute.

Hamsada 22:26
What do you talk to you about though? I don't remember you guy's interaction.

Jeanine Ikekhua 22:30
I remember much, but I remember. I was so starstruck. But all I remember was like,

Alexis 22:39
Not you being starstruck, I'm weak.

Jeanine Ikekhua 22:41
I was like I'm not gonna see him and then boom, Amine.

Alexis 22:45
No because the way he came out, and remember, we ran and we start walking up. We're like, oh, he must not still be your house. I was like, No, I think that's him. Right? That was like there's no way because he went because everybody was chillin after Yes. And he was chillin, like

Jeanine Ikekhua 22:59
He didn't act like he did a show and he looks so calm and relaxed. Yeah.

Alexis 23:04
Lowkey, was sat out there waiting. No. No, because he smelled good. No, he was he smelt like, I don't know. But like a masculine clean smell. Like clean men's laundry.

Hamsada 23:20
Like they have like a shower for them to like?

Jeanine Ikekhua 23:23
I don't think so. But I don't know how he did it but he did it.

Alexis 23:27
Wow. That's excellent. Right there.

Jeanine Ikekhua 23:30
Yeah, but I don't remember. It's all I remember was like, like in the video from what I saw. He just hugged me like real tight because I remember I was like dang Amine are you gonna squeeze?

Alexis 23:40
When he bear hug me after he was laughing. That's why I was so struck because I was like, it was a hug hug. Like, it was like, full contact hug.

Hamsada 23:48
I got a side hug because you know, the picture. Because he was writing on my back. So I don't know if that counts as like more interaction, because that's why I went back. I was like, Can I get a hug and that's when I got my real hug. Because I didn't get one. I just got the side which was cute for the pictures. I wanted to be able to like remember you.

Alexis 24:03
I remember his hug. Like he was so nice. Like, I'm never gonna get over that

Hamsada 24:07
No, literally never.

Jeanine Ikekhua 24:08
The fact that I do remember we talked about

Hamsada 24:10
No, that's blowing me.

Jeanine Ikekhua 24:12
I mean, that's how good it was. It was so good. That was your mind? Because I was like, like, Do we know each other?

Hamsada 24:20
Like, overly he's squeezing like it's a squeeze hug. An engaged hug.

Jeanine Ikekhua 24:26
And like we're just his fans.

Alexis 24:29
But not- bruh the way he like looks at you dead in the eyes?

Hamsada 24:32
Yeah the connection.

Jeanine Ikekhua 24:33
I think it's just beautiful. Because this is shows how dedicated you are to your art and to making your fans good music.

Hamsada 24:40
Like he appreciated- he appreciates that we appreciate him. Like that's what it is. That's why I feel like, it's like if a friend buys your art for full price, that's like the vibe he gave me like. That's a good one right there. That really is because that's commitment right there. Yeah, yeah.

Jeanine Ikekhua 24:58
Okay. Do we have any other final thoughts on the entire concert about the entire experience?

Alexis 25:02
I would highly recommend if y'all had the chance to go to Amine concert, go. Oh, he's performing for no, there's something. You don't like the Future, Kanye and somebody else performing? It's in the summer, Miami.

Hamsada 25:16
Oh yeah. I know what you're talking about.

Alexis 25:18
No, I don't remember. But he's performing for that. I wanted to go but it's in July. I think it's Rolling Loud. He's performing for that performing?

Hamsada 25:26

Jeanine Ikekhua 25:26
Yeah. I didn't know he was doing Dreamville.

Alexis 25:29
I don't know if he's in Dreamville. I don't know about Dreamville.

Jeanine Ikekhua 25:31
Actually, I can see him like he fits. But like, I don't think I remember.

Hamsada 25:38
I forgot I remember that. But maybe it's rolling loud?

Jeanine Ikekhua 25:41
I definitely saw him for Rolling Loud.

Hamsada 25:43
I don't got no $300 for a ticket though.

Alexis 25:44
I'm saying, y'all send me pictures.

Jeanine Ikekhua 25:53
We loved the entire concert.

Hamsada 25:55
Yeah, it progressively got better and better because I'm not gonna hold you at first. I was a little concerned. I was like, I don't know if this is really gonna pop off the way I thought it was like I wanted it to pop off I don't know if you felt that way. No, you remember I said 10 out of 10 from the jump. Yeah, she was she was from the jump. I was skeptical, with every concert I go into because I always have such high hopes for it. This is definitely by far like this is the best concert I've been to.

Alexis 26:20
See. This was my first one. So like

Jeanine Ikekhua 26:22
And it the best one you gonna be going to.

Alexis 26:23
Oh, okay.

Hamsada 26:24
Yeah, this is one best ones

Alexis 26:25
I had my expectactions high since this is my first one. And I was just like, I don't know, I really, and I really do enjoy his music, you know, so I felt like I was just gonna enjoy it regardless because it's his music and I do enjoy a majority of his music.

Hamsada 26:36
I think it's because all of the concerts I went to it was I never had pit tickets, so it's like a big stadium and I'm like nosebleeds or like high up like, I don't get like I can barely see their face type beat. Like it's just like some features and like I see them on the screen. I'm watching them on a screen. So I had really high hopes because this was the first time I finally got pit tickets because any other time I tried to it would never work out so I had like high expectations so I'm glad it reached those expectations.

Jeanine Ikekhua 27:00
I wonder if he did that on purpose though.

Alexis 27:02
I think he liked the small venue, all his venues are like that.

Hamsada 27:05
Yeah all of them are small. Yeah, did you see the Charlotte videos? It was just a big pit.

Alexis 27:09
And even the one in Philly that he posted is like that like all the venues are literally about like the same size and everything.

Hamsada 27:15
I find rappers do that more often though, in general have pit like even like think about the ones that have 100 and 100,000 of people

Jeanine Ikekhua 27:22
They want to be able to jump.

Alexis 27:24
Yeah, that's why the mosh pit

Jeanine Ikekhua 27:25
I feel like, I feel like he purposefully does that. I feel like just like seen his character and stuff. He seems like he wants like an intimate connection but like still like wants y'all to hype up them do a mosh pit during one of his songs.

Hamsada 27:38
Yeah, that one person was in middle push everybody back with his shirt off. Gonna do a flip or something.

Jeanine Ikekhua 27:47
He was just standing there pushing people away. But overall, it was a great experience. I rated it 10 out of 10. What do you?

Alexis 27:55
You know in the moment? It was a 13 out of 10 Honestly, honestly takes the cake in the moment that it was surreal, like it was perfect. It really was surreal.

Hamsada 28:06
Like it just felt like I think I was in the fake like the next day after the concert. I was listening to his music and his music only I think I changed up and stopped listening to his music like yesterday. Like I haven't listened to his music straight since the concert. Yeah, just to like relive that moment essentially just try to relive it and just like not like well second thought it we got go to other msuic now. You know? It was funny session a little bit.

Alexis 28:33
A little bit. It's all just like we need to break.

Jeanine Ikekhua 28:36
Yeah, no, I agree. But that has been our live review of the Amine concert. I hope y'all enjoyed it. Thank you so much Hamsada and Lexi for being here with me.

Hamsada 28:46
Thank you for having us.

Jeanine Ikekhua 28:49
And to our guests, y'all definitely go check out Amine, go check out some more concerts go follow him go listen to his music, favorite songs. Listen to real quick

Alexis 28:58
Places and Faces, Doctor Whoever Heebie Jeebies maybe?

Hamsada 29:03
I don't know. First thing that came to my head Limbo. Woodland Park.

Jeanine Ikekhua 29:10
As you can see, we can go on and on. But we have to end the show somehow. So I appreciate y'all for coming. And I hope everybody has a good day who's listening, thank you for tuning in to WKNC radio.

Did y'all really think that I was just gonna end the episode like that and I give you a little background special. So remember how during the episode we were talking about how there was a green headed girl who was able to go on stage and actually sign Amine's pants. So I had the great opportunity of being able to interview her. So this is the interview.

What is your name?


And where are you from?

Speaker 29:45

Jeanine Ikekhua 29:46
Raleigh, what school do you go to?

Speaker 29:47
I'm graduated.

Jeanine Ikekhua 29:50
I'm a student at NC State. Okay, cool. Um, how was your experience at the Amine concert?

Speaker 29:56
Um, the tour name live. is up to what he said it to literally was the best tour ever. I saw him twice and Carrboro the past few times he's one on tour. And this literally just topped it off and I didn't even think that was possible. It's It was amazing.

Jeanine Ikekhua 30:16
What about the tour did you love?

Speaker 30:19
I really love how he interacts with the fans during the show and just period like he's like a really genuine person and I really appreciate that about him because you don't really find a lot of artists out here that like are like so close with their with their fans. And I really love the set design love of the whole thing. It was literally perfect in the way he sat and like told us all about it because it's like just all from him in his life. And you know, he wanted to share that with the fans. Hence, you know, the bond that he has with his fans. It's just it's really cool.

Jeanine Ikekhua 30:54
Would you go to another music concert?

Speaker 30:56
Absolutely. Absolutely. My third this is my third one. So yes, absolutely. I would definitely go to another one.

Jeanine Ikekhua 31:03
Okay, thank you so much for the pleasure interviewing you.

Music in this episode has been North Oakland Ecstasy Squatter B licensed under the YouTube Audio Library. This has been Jeanine Ikekhua for WKNC Radio. Thank you for listening to today's episode. You can listen to more episodes at wknc.org/podcasts and you can also tune in every Sunday at 6pm to hear new episodes from Eye on the Triangle

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