Last year, the tough-to-categorize Atlanta sing-rapper ILoveMakonnen released his I Love Makonnen EP, a strange piece of work that shifted the landscape of Atlanta rap, spawned the hit “Tuesday,” and ultimately got Makonnen signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label. Today, Makonnen finally gets around to releasing something on OVO, and it’s the sequel to that first EP. On first listen, Makonnen’s new ILoveMakonnen 2 EP is pretty great. The melodies are strange but sticky, and Makonnen gets a lot of mileage out of, like, full-body grunts. We’ve posted the tracks “Trust Me Danny” and “Second Chance,” and the EP features production from people like DJ Mustard and FKi, as well as a quick guest appearance form Santigold. Stream it below.
ILoveMakonnen 2 is out now on OVO Sound.