Well here it is. After announcing the single last week & sharing its artwork yesterday, ILoveMakonnen decides to keep his word & come through today with a new single with Rae Sremmurd called “Love,” which will see life on Makonnen’s forthcoming project, the follow up to June’s Love Summer 17.
“We’ve known each other for years now, before we had notoriety. Mike WiLL was the most successful person we knew.” Makonnen said. “In Atlanta, he introduced us, and he was always working with us. So, we’ve always worked on music together, before “Tuesday” came out. We’ve been friends before that whole fiasco happened when I went off and went with OVO. This is kind of like coming back home to the home team. It’s just good to see everybody doing their thing. Now, we have a sound that we felt was too new way back then, when we were trying to work on it, but now is the right time to link up. Everybody understands us as artists and they’re more open to hearing us try our artistry. We have a record that’s multigenerational, multicultural, something for everybody, but still true to us.”
The single arrives on the heels of rumors that Makonnen is in a relationship with internet rapper Lil Peep, making what would be the first openly gay relationship in hip-hop. This coming from DJ Akademiks, who pretty much confirmed the relationship on Everyday Struggle on Thursday.
Available on iTunes, take a listen to the new collab and let us know what you think. Look for a music video to surface soon too, as well more from Makonnen in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Update: Music video now added (see below).
I'm the type of guy, kinda used to bad luck
I start to see a little different lookin' back on us
You seem to have a lot of pride as we accept defeat
You said you had another ride from leavin' me
So I don't think about how you're doin'
We know our hearts took a bruisin'
From the last time you were playin' off
'Cause your last game you were playin' us