ILOVEMAKONNEN has kept up a steady drip of material, including last year’s iLoveAmerica EP and some posthumous collaborations with Lil Peep. But it’s been a bit since his last “proper” release. At the top of this year, he put out “Spendin,” a new solo track featuring Gucci Mane, and … More »
There’s something reassuring about hearing iLoveMakonnen come out with a normal rap song. Makonnen has been a stylistic chameleon and a big influence on a new generation of Auto-Tuned sing-rappers, but he’s rarely settled into a role or a sound for long. He’s gone from trap to EDM to SoundCloud-rap to weird pop-punk hybrids. But … More »
Ezra Koenig and Jaden Smith’s animated Netflix series Neo Yokio returned today with a holiday special called Pink Christmas, the series’ first new episode since its first season debuted last year. About halfway through the episode is a brand-new song sung by Ezra Koenig that was co-written by him, iLoveMakonnen, and Bloodpop. The … More »
After being teased on Tuesday, September 18, a posthumous collaboration between Lil Peep and XXXTentacion titled “Falling Down” released today, September 19. Lil Peep and XXXTentacion – “Falling Down” ILoveMakonnen cowrote “Falling Down,” and after receiving approval from both of the late artists mothers, decided to release it. ILoveMakonnen took to Instagram to share a
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Before his death last November, the massively influential Lil Peep recorded a song with fellow sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen, who himself had proven to be a transformative figure in hip-hop after his breakout hit “Tuesday.” Sometime afterward, before being shot dead this past June, the controversial and wildly popular … More »
Yesterday was a complicated day for a lot of us. The Fourth of July is supposed to be a celebration of America, but it’s hard to feel too celebratory when your country is, politically and economically, on a truly fucked-up path. Can you really feel proud of a country when that country is keeping immigrant … More »