Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, Makonnen To Be Featured In New Alexander Wang Campaign
The rap and fashion worlds seem to intersecting more than ever these days, and that trend continues with the announcement of Alexander Wang's upcoming campaign. Creating an Instagram for the "WANGSQUAD," the brand announced a collection of 21 figures who would be contributing to the Wang image. Posted through individual Polaroid shots, Travis Scott, iLoveMakonnen, and Vic Mensa were among the group, as well as fellow artists like Alice Glass and Baauer. All of them impeccably dressed, as usual.
iLoveMakonnen Teases Collaboration With Lil B
Lil B's Free Based Freestyles collaborative mixtape with Chance the Rapper is evidence that working with another rapper forces him become a better rapper/stop being such a spaz -- no disrespect to his new 63-track solo mixtape Thugged Out Pissed Off.
ILoveMakonnen Reportedly Recorded New Music With Kanye West
Coming off the release of his ILoveMakonnen 2 EP & Whip It tape with Rich The Kid, ILoveMakonnen is now shifting his focus towards his first full length album, which is reportedly shaping up to be a doozy already.
Makonnen Speaks On His Place Within OVO
Soon after releasing his second EP, ILoveMakonnen 2, Makonnen is the focus of an in-depth interview with FADER on how his life has changed since his breakout hit, "Tuesday," earned him instant stardom, a Drake remix, and a deal with OVO.
Stream The Sequel To ILoveMakonnen's Self-Titled EP
After a slight setback, IloveMakonnen comes through today and releases the follow up to his 2014 breakout, self-titled project. Similar to the first EP, ILoveMakonnen 2 comes with 7 tracks and features only two guest appearances from Santigold & 1st, who both appear on the intro track "Forever." Meanwhile, production is handled by hitmakers DJ Mustard, Richie Souf, IloveMakonnen, FKi, and more.
iLoveMakonnen Announces Release Date For "iLoveMakonnen 2" Album
Over the weekend, iLoveMakonnen debuted a new single off his forthcoming album, iLoveMakonnen 2, which will serve as a follow-up to his break-out self-titled mixtape. The album was initially announced for an October release back in August, however it's been pushed back to November 20th.
Rich The Kid & ILoveMakonnen To Release "Whip It Up" Mixtape
Rich the Kid just announced that he and iLoveMakonnen have finished a mixtape together. The tape will be called Whip It Up, and it should be released in the near future. Along with Migo Thuggin and Coke Zoo, we've got a few collaborative projects to look forward to. Me & makonnen mixtape is done & on th way
iLoveMakonnen Announces New Album
During his set at the Hot 100 Festival this afternoon, iLoveMakonnen announced that he'll be releasing an album in October 2015, according to a report from Billboard.
Stream Father's "Papicodone" EP
Father doesn't sit still for long. The Awful Records rapper gave us his best work to date earlier this year with the Who's Gonna Get Fucked First LP, but today he's already back with some new material, sharing the Papicodone EP.
Listen to 7 New iLoveMakonnen Songs
The last 24 hours in rap have been pretty damn crazy, and they don't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As of today, seven new iLoveMakonnen songs have made their way online. Well, they've actually been floating around since earlier in the week, but it seems they were only recently discovered.
ILoveMakonnen & PartyNextDoor Reportedly Uninterested In Being XXL Freshmen
Earlier this afternoon XXL unveiled their 2015 XXL Freshmen cover after much anticipation. The cover's been a long time coming, with artists pushing for their spot several months ago. The Freshmen class includes a few unsurprising names, such as Fetty Wap, DeJ Loaf, OG Maco and Tink, and a few from left-field like GoldLink and Kidd Kidd, although, that tends to be the case every year.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (May 23 - 29)
Rocky and Boosie finally dropped, new Drake and The Weeknd songs leaked, and we still haven't gotten finally got Donnie Trumpet and Chance The Rapper's Surf. It was a busy week, and as usual, Twitter was popping to match. Read on to get the best, funniest and most interesting rap tweets of the week.
ASAP Rocky Is Given Acid By Makonnen, Proceeds To Have Sex With Nine Women
After seeing the video, we get the idea ASAP Rocky has experimented with the drug his recent A.L.L.A. single is named after, which a new interview with the New York Post confirms.
The Best Prison-Released Gucci Mane Tracks Of 2015
Gucci Mane has released nine projects this year. We don't have to check-- that's more than any other rapper. He also happens to be in prison. Last year, he released 14 projects from the pen, making a cool $1.3 million, and he's on pace to topple those numbers this year. He's feeding his fans, he's feeding the streets-- though who knows if he's actually the mastermind behind any of this. No matter when these tracks were actually recorded, they're still among the hottest out.
iLoveMakonnen's Twitter Hacked, Drake & Rihanna Dissed
Since some old Makonnen tweets came out of the woodwork a couple months back, it hasn't been clear whether or not the Atlanta newcomer and Drake are on good terms. Some speculated that Drizzy was distancing himself from Makonnen following some lines on IYRTITL that seemed to be directed toward a disloyal co-sign.
10 Hottest Singing-Rappers Right Now
Nowadays the lines are becoming blurred as to who is a rapper and who is a singer. Not only are genres being bent in different directions, so that it's not uncommon to find an EDM influence (or folk, if it's Yelawolf) in a rap song and vice versa, but vocals are being bent in every which way as well. Rappers are experimenting with flows and voices, like Kendrick Lamar, and they're also pushing the boundaries when it comes to being a singer.
Nothing Was The Same: Ranking Drake's Remixes
With yesterday's remix of Fetty Wap's "My Way," we're getting that feeling that this summer's gonna be Drizzy season yet again. Drizzy had the most successful 2014 of anyone who didn't put out an album, and he did it by dropping impromptu remixes on the ever-fashionable OVO soundcloud. First, the TOPSZN boys bumped up Tinashe's "2 On" to level 6, and, then, weekdays were forever changed as he flexed his vocals to the max on iLoveMakonnen's "Tuesday."
10 Essential Father Tracks
Atlanta, Atlanta, Atlanta. As far as new music goes, in the rap scene, no one is doing it quite like Atlanta. Migos, iLoveMakonnen, Rich Homie Quan, and Young Thug are a few of the bigger names to pop up out of the scene recently, but Father is right up there in that conversation as well.
iLoveMakonnen's Essential "Drink More Water" Cuts
Before he was a Grammy-nominated, OVO-signed sensation, iLoveMakonnen was grinding on the mixtape circuit, never sacrificing his weirdness for power plays. Starting in 2012, his Drink More Water series has been a consistent source of otherworldly jams, and with volume five arriving at the end of the month, we're looking back at highlights from the first four.
10 HNHH Pitches For 2015 XXL Freshman
Each year around the beginning of March, artists begin sending in pitches to XXL, hoping to wind up on the magazine’s highly-coveted Freshmen list. Thus far, we’ve seen Lil Herb, Bishop Nehru, Fat Trel, and a few others try to convince us they have what it takes to grace the cover along with eleven of their peers, each turning in a short video clip to the publication.