Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, iLoveMakonnen, and Chromeo Pay Tribute to Prince on Beats 1

As many artists paid tribute to Prince late last week, so too did Ezra Koenig, dedicating his Beats 1 show Time Crisis to remembering the legend yesterday. In between playing hits…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016

ILoveMakonnen Shares ‘I Remember Makonnen Freestyle’ and ‘Stay With Me Tonight’

Update: iLoveMakonnen has shared a third new song, "Swimming in the Money." Find it below the first two. Drake protegé iLoveMakonnen turns 27…
Anna Gaca / April 10, 2016

ILoveMakonnen Announces ‘Drink More Water 6,’ Shares ‘Sellin”

ILoveMakonnen is back, both with a new album — his highly anticipated Drink More Water 6, out March 18 via Warner Bros. Records — and to selling…
Harley Brown / February 26, 2016

Santigold and iLoveMakonnen Cruise Around Made in America for ‘Who Be Lovin’ Me’ Video

Santigold has shared the music video for a new cut off of her upcoming record, 99¢. Filmed during this past year's Made in America festival, the…
James Grebey / November 27, 2015

Stream iLoveMakonnen’s ‘iLoveMakonnen 2′ EP

Atlanta hip-hop star iLoveMakonnen's just dropped his iLoveMakonnen 2 EP. On it, he raps, sings, and produces. Makonnen also works with guests like Santigold and producers that include DJ…
Brennan Carley / November 20, 2015

ILoveMakonnen Teams Up With DJ Mustard On Wistful ‘Second Chance’

ILoveMakonnen has released the first single off of ILoveMakonnen 2, the forthcoming follow-up to last year's ILoveMakonnen (out November 20 via OVO Sound). Produced by DJ Mustard,…
Harley Brown / November 15, 2015

Ezra Koenig Had a Nice Little Chat With iLoveMakonnen and Jonah Hill on Beats 1

Vampire Weekend frontman and delightful weirdo Ezra Koenig welcomed two very on-brand guests to his Beats 1 show, Time Crisis, yesterday: "Tuesday" crooner iLoveMakonnen and Academy Award…
James Grebey / October 20, 2015

iLoveMakonnen Pays Gucci Mane Homage With ‘Big Gucci’

ILoveMakonnen's got a mixtape with Rich the Kid on the way — it's worth checking out "Tequila Me" and "Workin It" from that collaboration now — but in…
Brennan Carley / October 17, 2015

ILoveMakonnen and Rich the Kid Mix Up Bubbly ‘Tequila Me’ Single

ILoveMakonnen and Rich the Kid are gearing up for a collaborative mixtape called Work It, due at some point in the near future, and they've…
Colin Joyce / October 16, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Chrome Sparks, Blood and Glass, GoldLink, and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from electronic pioneers, romantically jilted…
SPIN Staff / October 13, 2015

ILoveMakonnen Gets Crunk in ‘Trust Me Danny’ Video

They say the best nights are those you don't remember, and it seems like iLoveMakonnen subscribes to that adage in the video for "Trust Me…
Harley Brown / August 31, 2015

iLoveMakonnen Learns to ‘Leave It There’ With Sonny Digital

iLoveMakonnen's teamed up with the burbly, swampy producer Sonny Digital once again for a new one called "Leave It There," a song that stays at…
Brennan Carley / July 21, 2015

iLoveMakonnen Is an Obvious V.I.P. in ‘No Ma’am’ Video

iLoveMakonnen has a new video for "No Ma'am," which is taken from his Drink More Water 5 mixtape. With appearances from Rome Fortune (and a…
Rachel Brodsky / July 6, 2015

Watch A$AP Rocky, Tinashe, Charli XCX, and More Play London’s Wireless Festival

This weekend in London, fans had the chance to see stars like iLoveMakonnen, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, Avicii, and more perform for the annual Wireless…
Brennan Carley / July 5, 2015

iLoveMakonnen Practices Questionable Cooking Habits in ‘Super Chef’ Video

The charming DIY rap weirdo iLoveMakonnen is back with a video for his standalone single "Super Chef." Like many of his clips, this is a…
Colin Joyce / June 22, 2015

iLoveMakonnen Exercises Culinary Chops on ‘Super Chef’

Update: Another new Makonnen track — "Straight Top," a collaboration with Key! and Sonny Digital — has also been uploaded to the web. Stream that below.
Brennan Carley / May 11, 2015

Review: iLoveMakonnen Unleashes the Real Pretty-Boy Swag on ‘Drink More Water 5′

Makonnen Sheran is as close as it gets to a left-field success story in 2015 that doesn't involve a viral video or a reality show.
Dan Weiss / April 8, 2015

ILoveMakonnen Raps Poetic Over Carnage’s Trappy ‘I Like Tuh’

Last month, iLoveMakonnen debuted "Super Clean," the lead single from his upcoming EP, Drink More Water 5. Now the syrupy voiced Atlanta musician has paired up…
Brennan Carley / February 23, 2015

iLoveMakonnen Shares ‘Super Clean,’ the First Track From His Upcoming EP

Apparent hydration advocate iLoveMakonnen is going to release a new EP this year, helpfully titled Drink More Water 5. Though he hasn't revealed the release…
James Grebey / January 8, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Gets Goofy on iLoveMakonnen’s ‘Down 4 So Long’ Remix

Atlanta's latest sing-rapping surrealist iLoveMakonnen got the rap world's most crucial co-sign this summer in the form of Drake's remix of his now inescapable track…
Colin Joyce / December 20, 2014
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