iLoveMakonnen News

  • iLoveMakonnen's Essential "Drink More Water" Cuts
    iLoveMakonnen's Essential "Drink More Water" Cuts
    Mar 26, 2015 at 12:28pm
    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
    10 HNHH Pitches For 2015 XXL Freshman
    Mar 12, 2015 at 11:02am
    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.
  • Rap Industry Recap: February
    Rap Industry Recap: February
    Mar 2, 2015 at 12:54pm
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
  • iLoveMakonnen Unveils "Loudest Of The Loud" Tour Dates
    iLoveMakonnen Unveils "Loudest Of The Loud" Tour Dates
    Feb 24, 2015 at 12:53pm
    iLoveMakonnen has gained a loyal fanbase following his Drake co-sign, and certified hit record, "Tuesday", and he's finally planned out a tour to bring his music to the people nationwide. The Loudest Of The Loud tour will bring your friend Makonnen through 13 cities, kicking off in New York City April 28th, and hitting all the major cities before wrapping up in the West Coast with a San Francisco date.
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    Feb 13, 2015 at 10:53am
    Festival season approaches, and today we've received yet another line-up this time for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival that goes down in Chicago. 
  • iLoveMakonnen Has Some Huge Features Planned For His Debut Album
    iLoveMakonnen Has Some Huge Features Planned For His Debut Album
    Feb 10, 2015 at 02:54pm
    Last year was iLoveMakonnen's breakout year, earning him a Grammy nomination for the Drake version of "Tuesday." On the red carpet, he's asked about his debut album, which he says should come out in June or July. If what he said holds true, Makonnen definitely won't go down as a one-hit wonder.
  • 0 To 100 Moments In Hip-Hop
    0 To 100 Moments In Hip-Hop
    Feb 4, 2015 at 02:38pm
    With technology at the forefront of our lives, any and everything that has happened in the world of hip hop over the course of 2014 spread through the webosphere in no time. By the end of 2013 thousands were quoting "you ain't got the answers Sway" from Kanye's infamous sit down interview on SiriusXM's Sway in the Morning, leaving a tough viral moment to outdo. But from rappers landing label deals overnight to A-list celebrities spazzing out on live TV, the possibilities were endless and completely random in 2014.
  • Trinidad James Announces "No One Is SaFe" Album, Featuring Big K.R.I.T. & More
    Trinidad James Announces "No One Is SaFe" Album, Featuring Big K.R.I.T. & More
    Jan 7, 2015 at 01:59pm
    After two years of languishing in major label world, Trinidad James has regained his independence and hit the ground running. Just a week into 2015, we've already gotten one EP from him (The WAKE Up) and now we know we'll have an additional full-length project in less than two weeks.
  • Old Tweets Reveal That iLoveMakonnen Wasn't A Drake Fan In 2011
    Old Tweets Reveal That iLoveMakonnen Wasn't A Drake Fan In 2011
    Jan 5, 2015 at 12:35pm
    Were it not for Drake's "Tuesday" remix, the majority of rap listeners still probably wouldn't know who iLoveMakonnen is. There's no doubt that the OVO co-sign has immeasurably aided the singer/rapper's career, but now it seems like Makonnen wasn't always the biggest fan of his current label boss. Someone's just dug up some tweets of his, the oldest of which dates back to 2010, that take some shots at Drizzy. View them in the gallery above.
  • Top Tracks of The Week: Dec 15- Dec 23
    Top Tracks of The Week: Dec 15- Dec 23
    Dec 23, 2014 at 05:17pm
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our charts. These are songs that generated a lot of interest and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration. For tracks that deserve more love than they got, go check out Underrated Audio.
  • iLoveMakonnen To Reissue "I LOVE MAKONNEN" EP [Update: Re-Release Drops On Monday]
    iLoveMakonnen To Reissue "I LOVE MAKONNEN" EP [Update: Re-Release Drops On Monday]
    Dec 11, 2014 at 05:03pm
    iLoveMakonnen's self-titled EP dropped earlier this summer, but it took a couple months to build hype, hitting its peak with Drake's co-sign and remix of "Tuesday". Drizzy has since signed the ATL rapper to his OVO Sound imprint, and it seems they'll be giving the EP a repackaged release.
  • Troy Ave Says He's Got No Beef with iLoveMakonnen
    Troy Ave Says He's Got No Beef with iLoveMakonnen
    Nov 10, 2014 at 03:55pm
    Despite calling iLoveMakonnen a "fat bitch" on Twitter last month, weirdo-averse New York rapper Troy Ave now claims that there's no beef between him and the ATLien.
  • Remix Fix: Chi Duly Remixes ILoveMakonnen "Tuesday" With Drake
    Remix Fix: Chi Duly Remixes ILoveMakonnen "Tuesday" With Drake
    Oct 7, 2014 at 01:56pm
    This week's search for a remix had us stumbling upon this Chi Duly version of everyone's latest jam stuck on repeat, "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday," by ILoveMakonnen (most likely the Drake-remixed version).
  • Drake Surpasses The Beatles' Number Of Billboard Hot 100 Singles
    Drake Surpasses The Beatles' Number Of Billboard Hot 100 Singles
    Oct 4, 2014 at 08:52pm
    Drake still may still be looking for a Hot 100 number one as a lead artist, but his sheer number of entries to the chart is nothing to scoff at. In fact, this week it saw him passing one of the biggest and most respected musical acts of all time. That's right, Drizzy now has more Hot 100 singles than The Beatles.
  • Rap Industry Recap: September
    Rap Industry Recap: September
    Oct 1, 2014 at 01:15pm
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed, to stay afloat with the industry.
  • ILoveMakonnen Calls "Tuesday" Remixes "Eh," Troy Ave Responds
    ILoveMakonnen Calls "Tuesday" Remixes "Eh," Troy Ave Responds
    Oct 1, 2014 at 03:22am
    Early yesterday (September 30th), Troy Ave returned to HNHH with a brand new remix to ILoveMakonnen's indie hit single "Tuesday." While Ave was far from the first artist to put their spin on the track (shout out to Drizzy), he is the latest. It's easy to understand then why he may have been a bit offended by Makonnen's tweets later that day.
  • 10 Things You Need To Know About ILoveMakonnen
    10 Things You Need To Know About ILoveMakonnen
    Sep 30, 2014 at 12:58pm
    Few names have taken the hip-hop world by storm like ILoveMakonnen has in the last few months. A buzz-worthy mixtape artist came to mainstream fame after signing to Drake's OVO Sound label, along with having Drizzy blessing his single "Tuesday" with a verse. ILoveMakonnen's career hasn't been the same since, and Tuesdays at the club have been going up ever since.
  • PARTYNEXTDOOR Announces North American Tour
    PARTYNEXTDOOR Announces North American Tour
    Sep 15, 2014 at 03:19pm
    PARTYNEXTDOOR released his sophomore project earlier this summer, and has been subsequently supporting Drake and Lil Wayne on their "Vs." tour. Now the singer will get a chance to showcase his new material on a solo run, announcing dates for "PARTYNEXTDOOR Live" today.
  • Drake Signs ILOVEMAKONNEN To OVO Sound
    Drake Signs ILOVEMAKONNEN To OVO Sound
    Sep 1, 2014 at 12:28am
    The October's Very Own roster has found itself a new member this week with Atlanta's ILOVEMAKONNEN. The news of the emcee's signing comes on the heels of Drake remixing the artist's underground hit single "Tuesday." 
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