Makonnen's strange merger of hip hop and 80s new wave has a lot of people talking. His surprise blog hit, "Club Goin Up On A Tuesday" has been steadily gaining momentum, as has "I Don't Sell Molly No More", which was recently endorsed by Miley Cyrus of all people.
While his latest EP, I Love Makonnen paired him with some of Atlanta's most exciting young producers like Metro Boomin, Dun Deal, FKi, and 808 Mafia, his latest offering, "Down 4 So Long" is co-produced by rising beatmaker J. Price, eschewing the sheen that his previous tracks contained.
The result is a more reserved track, likely stripped closer to Makonnen's original Roland keyboard blueprint. Look out for more from the singer soon.
I've been down for so long
And I've been keepin' it too real
So I'mma say what I want
And I don't care how you feel