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Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

It's that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic. More »
Tags: Music, Nick Jonas, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Charli Xcx, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Meghan Trainor, Lady Gaga, Drake, Tyga, Pitbull, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Grammys

New Music: Lil Peep & ILOVEMAKONNEN Feat. Fall Out Boy “I’ve Been Waiting”

ILOVEMAKONNEN recorded a handful of songs with the late Lil’ Peep before his tragic passing in late 2017. Some records have dropped since then, and news surfaced this week that another track was on the way. The song, “I’ve Been Waiting,” is now here featuring an appearance by Fall Out Boy. The record follows Lil’ Peep’s first posthumous album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt.2, which came out late last year. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Lil Peep & ILOVEMAKONNEN Feat. Fall Out Boy...
Tags: Jazz, Fall Out Boy, New Music, Ilovemakonnen, Lil Peep, I’ve Been Waiting

iLoveMakonnen – “Spendin” (Feat. Gucci Mane)

There's something reassuring about hearing iLoveMakonnen come out with a normal rap song. Makonnen has been a stylistic chameleon and a big influence on a new generation of Auto-Tuned sing-rappers, but he's rarely settled into a role or a sound for long. He's gone from trap to EDM to SoundCloud-rap to weird pop-punk hybrids. But … More »
Tags: Music, Gucci Mane, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen

New Music: ILOVEMAKONNEN Feat. Gucci Mane “Spendin”

ILOVEMAKONNEN starts the new year off in the mood to throw some ones on “Spendin.” The L.A. native returns with his new balling single, with a feel-good celebratory theme. Gucci Mane make a guest appearance on the song, dropping his trademark braggadocious guest verse. “Spendin” follows a handful of records ILOVEMAKONNEN released last year independently. Ball out with MAKONNEN and Guwop below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: ILOVEMAKONNEN Feat. Gucci Mane – “Spendin” Previously: IL...
Tags: Rae Sremmurd, Jazz, Gucci Mane, New Music, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen, Guwop

Hear Ezra Koenig’s Neo Yokio Christmas Special Song “Friend Like U”

Ezra Koenig and Jaden Smith's animated Netflix series Neo Yokio returned today with a holiday special called Pink Christmas, the series' first new episode since its first season debuted last year. About halfway through the episode is a brand-new song sung by Ezra Koenig that was co-written by him, iLoveMakonnen, and Bloodpop. The … More »
Tags: Music, Jaden Smith, Vampire Weekend, Ilovemakonnen, Bloodpop, Ezra Koenig, Neo Yokio

The Late Lil Peep & XXXTentacion Appear Together On New Track “Falling Down”

Before his death last November, the massively influential Lil Peep recorded a song with fellow sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen, who himself had proven to be a transformative figure in hip-hop after his breakout hit "Tuesday." Sometime afterward, before being shot dead this past June, the controversial and wildly popular … More »
Tags: Music, Ilovemakonnen, Mike Will Made-it, Xxxtentacion, Lil Peep

Stream iLoveMakonnen’s New EP iLoveAmerica

Yesterday was a complicated day for a lot of us. The Fourth of July is supposed to be a celebration of America, but it's hard to feel too celebratory when your country is, politically and economically, on a truly fucked-up path. Can you really feel proud of a country when that country is keeping immigrant … More »
Tags: Music, America, Album Stream, Ilovemakonnen

iLoveMakonnen – “Love” (Feat. Rae Sremmurd) Video

The Atlanta underground rap star iLoveMakonnen, who officially came out of the closet earlier this year, hasn't stopped releasing music in recent months; he came out with the Fun Summer Vol. 1 EP a few months ago. But Makonnen hasn't really tried to make a straight-up hit, as far as I can tell, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Atlanta, Rae Sremmurd, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen

New Music: ILOVEMAKONNEN Feat. Rae Sremmurd “Love” (Prod. Mike WiLL Made-It & Travis Barker)

iLoveMakonnen has very much been doing his own thing since coming clean about his situation with Drake and OVO, as well as his sexuality. While he may call Portland his home these days, Makonnen takes it back to Atlanta on his new single, “Love,” which features guest vocals from Rae Sremmurd and production from Mike WiLL Made-It and Travis Barker. “We have a record that’s multigenerational, multicultural, something for everybody, but still true to us,” Makonnen says of the song. Weirdly, “Lo...
Tags: Atlanta, Rae Sremmurd, Portland, Jazz, Drake, Warner Bros, Vevo, New Music, Ilovemakonnen, Mike Will Made It, Mike, Travis Barker, Makonnen

iLoveMakonnen – “Love” f. Rae Sremmurd (prod. Mike WiLL Made It)

The Dragon calls in the heavy hitters for his new single.
Tags: Rae Sremmurd, Jazz, Songs, Ilovemakonnen, Mike Will Made It

New Mixtape: Lil B ‘Black Ken’

Seven years later after it was first announced in April 2010, Lil’ B releases the long-awaited Black Ken. Entirely produced by The Based God himself, the project arrives on Lil’ B’s 27th birthday. Black Ken is 27 tracks, with ILOVEMAKONNEN serving as the only guest feature, appearing on the song “Global.” Available on iTunes and Apple Music, the mixtape can also be downloaded and streamed for free on DatPiff. Hear Black Ken below. Continue after the jump…. DOWNLOAD: Lil’ B – Black K...
Tags: Jazz, Mixtapes, Ilovemakonnen, Lil B, Ken, Black Ken

Stream iLoveMakonnen’s Surprise EP Fun Summer Vol. 1

This morning, the influential Atlanta sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen shared the surprise-release EP Fun Summer 17. It's Makonnen's first major release since he came out as gay earlier this year. And if there's any change in Makonnen's music, it's that it's breezier and more carefree than it's been in the past. On first listen, the whole … More »
Tags: Music, Atlanta, Album Stream, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen

iLoveMakonnen Drops ‘Fun Summer Vol. 1’ EP

Under new management, Makonnen shares his first project of the year.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen

New EP: iLoveMakonnen ‘Fun Summer 17 Vol. 1′

iLoveMakonnen surprised his fans last night with a new free EP called Fun Summer 17 Vol. 1 The Atlanta native’s first project since last year’s Red Trap Dragon collaboration with Danny Wolf, the seven song collection includes the previously released “Line 2” and “Lonely Girl,” plus more trappy pop tracks that are readymade for summer ’17. Just remember to drink more water when it’s hot out. Stream below… Related: ILOVEMAKONNEN Talks Coming Out, Drake, & Migos’ Homophobic Comments
Tags: Atlanta, Jazz, New Music, Ilovemakonnen, Danny Wolf

ILOVEMAKONNEN – “Lonely Girl” x “Line 2”

Time will tell if he ends up deleting these as well.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Ilovemakonnen

iLoveMakonnen – “Is You Plugged?”

Makonnen finally releases the once-deleted song.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen

iLoveMakonnen Responds To Migos’ Comments About His Sexuality

Back in January, iLoveMakonnen came out as gay. A few weeks later, Quavo of the Migos responded, "That’s wack, bro," before saying some bullshit about how Makonnen’s sexuality undermines his credibility. While Quavo and co. subsequently tried to backtrack on those comments, they failed to do so pretty miserably with the misguided … More »
Tags: Music, News, Drake, Migos, Ilovemakonnen, Quavo, Makonnen

ILOVEMAKONNEN Talks Coming Out, Drake, & Migos’ Homophobic Comments

ILOVEMAKONNEN made news earlier this year, opening up about his sexuality and coming out as gay. A month later, the subject was brought up to the Migos during an interview with Rolling Stone, where the Atlanta group who previously worked with ILOVEMAKONNEN responded with some puzzling comments. After much backlash on social media, the group released a statement. Migos frontman Quavo later tried to clear up his comments in an interview with Billboard, but again left readers questioning his th...
Tags: Quotes, Interviews, NYC, Atlanta, Canada, Portland, Jazz, Drake, Rolling Stone, Donald Trump, Tim Westwood, Migos, Ilovemakonnen, Don, Fader, Quavo

iLoveMakonnen – “Since 17”

Makonnen offers his first new song of the year.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen

Migos’ Quavo Says He’s Not Homophobic Because He Worked With Frank Ocean

Last month, Migos faced criticism because of comments that they made during a Rolling Stone profile that read as homophobic. They had to do with iLoveMakonnen's recent coming out, and could be summed up as such: "That's wack, bro." The exchange in the profile was fuzzy, though, but the trio/their PR … More »
Tags: Music, News, Migos, Ilovemakonnen, Frank Ocean, Quavo

Migos On iLoveMakonnen Coming Out As Gay: “That’s Wack, Bro”

Rap music might not be as homophobic as it once was, but we've got a long way to go before it's free of homophobia. Case in point: Last month, Atlanta sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen came out as gay on Twitter, and most of the reaction was loving and supportive. But the great Atlanta rap trio Migos, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Atlanta, Migos, Ilovemakonnen

KEY! - ROMANTIC feat. ilovemakonnen

Between his solo drops and the new stuff coming out of the Two-9 camp, Key has been on quite a run since the beginnign of the year. That continues today with a new collaboration with ILOVEMAKONNEN called “Romantic”… (in post Key! ft. ILOVEMAKONNEN – Romantic from nah right. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Ilovemakonnen

iLoveMakonnen, who came out as gay, playing shows soon

Makonnen's tour schedule includes one of The Fat Jew's Four Loko-presented shows in NYC. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Lgbt, Music News, Tour Dates, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen, Loko, Hip Hop News, Party Favor, BrooklynVegan Staff, Electronic Dance Music News

Rapper iLoveMakonnen tweets: “I’m gay”

Rapper iLoveMakonnen came out as gay Friday morning in a series of Tweets, while also implying he wasn’t exactly in the closet before today. He joins a small but steadily growing group in the historically homophobic hip-hop world who are changing the face of their art form for the better. Just yesterday, hip-hop artist and Chance the Rapper’s brother Taylor Bennett came out as bi. iLoveMakonnon wrote, “As a fashion icon, I can’t tell u [sic] about everybody else’s closet, I can only tell u [sic...
Tags: Feature, Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Hip-hop, Drake, Warner Brothers, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen, Taylor Bennett

ILOVEMAKONNEN Opens Up About Sexuality, Comes Out As Gay

ILOVEMAKONNEN took a major step forward, showing bravery and courage when opening up on a personal issue on Friday (Jan. 20). In the early morning hours, the Atlanta-based artist took to Twitter to speak on his sexuality. “As a fashion icon, I can’t tell u about everybody else’s closet, I can only tell u about mine, and it’s time I’ve come out,” said the 27-year-old. “And since y’all love breaking news, here’s some old news to break, I’m gay. And now I’ve told u about my life, maybe u can go...
Tags: Atlanta, Jazz, Drake, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen, Relationships and Family

iLoveMakonnen Comes Out As Gay

ILoveMakonnen, the Atlanta sing-rapper and former Drake associate who helped push Atlanta rap toward a spacier and weirder sound, has never spoken about his sexuality. This, in itself, was a radical act in a world as historically heteronormative as rap. But last night on Twitter, Makonnen announced proudly to the world that he is … More »
Tags: Music, News, Atlanta, Drake, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen

Nick Hook streaming LP ft. Chino Moreno, DJ Rashad, Hudson Mohawke & more

He also plays a NYC show with Todd Edwards on Saturday. Continue reading… [Author: Magdalene Taylor]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Ilovemakonnen, Chino Moreno, Todd Edwards, Junglepussy, Nadus, Hip Hop News, Electronic Dance Music News, Nasty Nigel, 21 Savage, DJ Rashad

New Music: ILOVEMAKONNEN “Call Me Badly”

It’s been an interesting time for ILOVEMAKONNEN ever since he parted ways with October’s Very Own. While trying to figure out his new sound, the Canadian singer is going back to his old ways on “Call Me Badly.” Regardless on what that actually means, this may be one of the better songs we’re heard from Makonnen in a while. Listen below…. Previously: New Video: ILOVEMAKONNEN “I Remember” + “Sometimes” New Mixtape: ILOVEMAKONNEN ‘Red Trap Dragon’
Tags: Jazz, New Music, Ilovemakonnen, Makonnen

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