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Status Ain't Hood

A Mannie Fresh Comeback Needs To Happen

"Hate" is a fun song: jittery bounce beat, tingly synthetic bells, humming keyboard riff, chanted hook, three rappers tripping all over each other and talking…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2016 - 11:46 am

2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

Status Ain't Hood

When You Weren’t Paying Attention, ILoveMakonnen Got Really Good

Drake gave transformative figure iLoveMakonnen a huge career boost and changed his life when he jumped on a remix of Makonnen's "Tuesday," changing the song…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2015 - 10:09 am

More iLoveMakonnen stories

iLoveMakonnen – “Spendin” (Feat. Gucci Mane)

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…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2019 - 9:19 am

Hear Ezra Koenig’s Neo Yokio Christmas Special Song “Friend Like U”

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…
James Rettig | December 7, 2018 - 11:25 am

The Late Lil Peep & XXXTentacion Appear Together On New Track “Falling Down”

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
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2018 - 9:51 am

Stream iLoveMakonnen’s New EP iLoveAmerica

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…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2018 - 9:43 am

iLoveMakonnen – “Love” (Feat. Rae Sremmurd) Video

The Atlanta underground rap star iLoveMakonnen, who officially came out of the closet earlier this year, hasn't stopped releasing music in recent months; he came…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2017 - 10:31 am

Stream iLoveMakonnen’s Surprise EP Fun Summer Vol. 1

This morning, the influential Atlanta sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen shared the surprise-release EP Fun Summer 17. It's Makonnen's first major release since he came out as gay
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2017 - 10:07 am

iLoveMakonnen Responds To Migos’ Comments About His Sexuality

Back in January, iLoveMakonnen came out as gay. A few weeks later, Quavo of the Migos responded, "That’s wack, bro," before saying some bullshit about…
Pranav Trewn | March 23, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Migos’ Quavo Says He’s Not Homophobic Because He Worked With Frank Ocean

Last month, Migos faced criticism because of comments that they made during a Rolling Stone profile that read as homophobic. They had to do with…
James Rettig | March 9, 2017 - 5:01 pm

Migos On iLoveMakonnen Coming Out As Gay: “That’s Wack, Bro”

Rap music might not be as homophobic as it once was, but we've got a long way to go before it's free of homophobia. Case…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2017 - 12:30 pm

iLoveMakonnen Comes Out As Gay

ILoveMakonnen, the Atlanta sing-rapper and former Drake associate who helped push Atlanta rap toward a spacier and weirder sound, has never spoken about his sexuality.
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2017 - 8:49 am

ILoveMakonnen – “Call Me Badly”

The game-changing Atlanta rap weirdo ILoveMakonnen has mostly been releasing random one-off tracks lately, and his latest reunites him with Danny Wolf, who produced his…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2016 - 12:10 pm

ILoveMakonnen – “Side To Side”

Atlanta rap weirdo ILoveMakonnen, probably an unheralded influence on younger Atlanta rap weirdos like Lil Yachty, has a new song called "Side To Side," a…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2016 - 9:24 am

Download Rome Fortune VVORLDVVIDE PIMPSATION Mixtape

Green-bearded, cowboy boot-dipped ATLien Rome Fortune dropped a tape out of nowhere today. He just finished touring in support of his solid debut Jerome Raheem
Collin Robinson | July 26, 2016 - 5:14 pm

Skepta – “Coming Soon” (Feat. ILoveMakonnen & Céon)

It's been less than a couple months since UK Grime purveyor Skepta dropped the excellent Konnichiwa, and he's already back with new music. This time…
Collin Robinson | June 28, 2016 - 4:55 pm

Watch Ezra Koenig And ILoveMakonnen Freestyle A New Song

At the end of 2014, the iLoveMakonnen, Ezra Koenig, and Despot teamed up for an excellently gloomy remix of Makonnen's "Down 4 So Long." Last…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2016 - 11:53 am
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