Atlanta’s iLoveMakonnen is an anomaly. His look is unassuming, he drops music seemingly carelessly with little notice, and as big a role drugs play in his life, he’s made it clear that he no longer sells Molly. His rarity is in the vein of Lil B’s and his melodies are Young Thug-esque, but there’s no doubt that iLoveMakonnen is paving his own lane—and rising fast.
Today, a few days after releasing his I Love Makonnen EP (which came only a month after his last project), he delivers a video for one of its standout cuts, the Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin-produced “Club Going Up On a Tuesday.” The clip finds Makonnen strolling through a vibrant neighborhood in all denim, envisioning what his Tuesday night is going to look like since he “ain’t got no fucking time to party on the weekend.” Makonnen lives by his own rules—which has apparently led him to partying with Justin Bieber and won over Miley Cyrus as a fan (look at the comments here)—and it’s evident he’s very close to mastering the balance of work and play if he hasn’t already.
Watch “Club Going Up On a Tuesday” above, and stay tuned.