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The Week In Pop

Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

It's that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic.
Chris DeVille | February 7, 2019 - 10:37 am

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

More iLoveMakonnen stories

ILOVEMAKONNEN – “Drunk On Saturday”

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…
James Rettig | May 10, 2019 - 9:54 am

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
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