Steam iLoveMakonnen’s New Mixtape, ‘Red Trap Dragon,’ Here

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iLoveMakonnen has stepped out of the shadows today with the release of a new mixtape, Red Trap Dragon, executive-produced by Danny Wolf, the architect of one of Makonnen’s biggest recent cuts, “Trust Me Danny.” After it was revealed that Makonnen’s relationship with Drake’s OVO Sound label had come to an end, the Atlanta rapper began […]

Skepta and iLoveMakonnen Join Forces on “Coming Soon”

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Skepta dropped his first album in five years, Konnichiwa, in May, but he’s still pounding the pavement. Today, he’s unleashed a new cut, “Coming Soon,” featuring iLoveMakonnen and a much more light-hearted sound than we’re used to from the Boy Better Know artist, who invoked the gritty, grimy, fast-paced atmosphere his London surroundings inspire for […]

Watch ILoveMakonnen’s Freestyle on ‘Tim Westwood TV’

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Much has been said and written about ILoveMakonnen in recent weeks, especially since it was announced that he was no longer on Drake‘s OVO Sound Records, the label that inked a deal with Makonnen after his “Tuesday” remix with Drake topped charts and received a Grammy nomination. The Atlanta rapper is still signed to Warner Bros. however, […]

iLoveMakonnen Is Reportedly No Longer Signed to Drake’s OVO Sound Record Label

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Though no official announcement has been publicly made by iLoveMakonnen or OVO Sound, it appears the Atlanta rapper is no longer signed to Drake‘s Warner Bros. label. According to a report from Erika Ramirez–a former senior editor at Billboard—on, an unidentified rep with knowledge of the situation revealed that Makonnen is no longer on […]

ILoveMakonnen Celebrates His Birthday With New Video, “Solo”

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ILoveMakonnen turns 27 today, and to celebrate he’s dropped a brand new video for one of his Drink More Water 6 standouts, “Solo,” directed by Max. Makonnen, who infamously raps “I swear my album better drop this fall/Don’t try to play me for another EP” on the song, goes shirtless to show off his new-and-improved […]

Watch ILoveMakonnen’s New Video, “Back Again”

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ILoveMakonnen has been on his grind over the last year, releasing three projects—Drink More Water 5, ILoveMakonnen 2 and Drink More Water 6—in a span of roughly 12 months, and he’ll likely kick his career into debut album gear in the coming months, especially with all this new music flooding the streets. In the meantime, live […]

Stream ILoveMakonnen’s New Album, ‘Drink More Water 6,’ Here


It’s that time of the year once again. Last March, OVO rapper and Atlanta native ILoveMakonnen released Drink More Water 5, featuring popular cuts like “Whip It” and “No Ma’am,” which kicked off a busy year that included touring and the release of the ILoveMakonnen 2 EP, which dropped this past November. This March has […]

Watch ILoveMakonnen’s New Video, “Live For Real”

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With just two days left until the release of ILoveMakonnen‘s new album, Drink More Water 6, the Atlanta native and OVO rep is heating up, and follows up yesterday’s release of “Solo” with a video for his bubbling “Live For Real.” It’s been just a year since the release of the last installment of the […]

Listen to ILoveMakonnen’s New Joint, “Solo,” Off ‘DMW6’

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Atlanta rapper and OVO rep ILoveMakonnen is planning to release his new album, Drink More Water 6, this Friday, March 18, and he’s continued to tease the project with loosies over the last couple weeks. From “Sellin’” to “Live For Real,” Makonnen has spread his positive vibes and increased physical and mental health awareness jams […]

ILoveMakonnen Confirms the Existence of an OVO Group Album

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Rumors of the existence of an OVO collaboration album have intensified over the past few days, and they were confirmed earlier today by ILoveMakonnen, a 2014 signee to Drake‘s OVO Sound label. During a sit-down with HuffPostLive, Makonnen, who is currently prepping his Drink More Water 6 project for a March 18 release, talked briefly […]

Watch ILoveMakonnen’s New Video, “Big Gucci,” Now

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ILoveMakonnen had a pretty busy final few months of 2015, dropping the second installment of his self-titled EP series, ILoveMakonnen EP 2, and a few well-received loosies, one of them a dedication to the possible impending release of Atlanta rap godfather Gucci Mane, whose record label has been teasing his release every chance they get […]

iLoveMakonnen and Rich the Kid Put in Overtime in “Still Workin It”

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Nothing worth having comes easy. Putting in plenty of blood, sweat, and tears, iLoveMakonnen and Rich the Kid buckle down and keep their noses to the grindstone in the motivational video for “Still Workin It,” the lead single from their collaborative mixtape Whip It. First to arrive and last to leave, the ambitious Atlanta rappers […]

ILOVEMAKONNEN Shares His Love On “Live For Real”

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ILoveMakonnen has been rather dormant all throughout 2015. The “Tuesday” rapper might have been spending much of his time in the gym as he re-emerged with a dramatic weight loss. Still signed to OVO, ILoveMakonnen released his second retail project ILoveMakonnen 2, which received rave reviews from fans and critics. Today, Makonnen unveils his latest […]

ILoveMakonnen Details His Relationship With Drake, OVO

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ILoveMakonnen blew up last year after Drake remixed his “Tuesday” smash, and the Atlanta rapper signed to Drizzy’s OVO Sound label shortly after. Since then, Makonnen’s relationship with OVO and Drake has been interesting to say the least, collaborating not-so-often with any of the label’s members and seeming distant in general. The Fader caught up with one […]



Since signing to Drake‘s OVO Sound label last summer, ILoveMakonnen has used his multi-pitch delivery and hiccupy, substance-drenched flows to entertain on projects like Drink More Water 5 and the ILoveMakonnen EP. While we wait for his proper debut album, which reportedly features at least Rihanna and Snoop Dogg, the Atlanta native brings us the sequel […]