ILoveMakonnen Biography

In March 2014, Mike Will got back to Makonnen and brought him to DTP studios, where he played some of his songs to producer Metro Boomin. Metro instantly liked Makonnen and stayed in touch with him. Later, after recording six songs together, Metro brought fellow Atlanta producers Sonny Digital and 808 Mafia, who were all unusually impressed with him. Two days later, Makonnen recorded the song "Don't Sell Molly No More" with Sonny Digital, which would later help launch his career. Sonny Digital introduced him to other Atlanta producers, such as DJ Spinz and Dun Deal. He started gaining local fame within the community with songs such as "Living On The Southside", "Sneaky Lady" and "My New Friend". In July 2014, the singer released his self-titled EP ILoveMakonnen, which included the singles "Club Goin' Up on a Tuesday" and "Don't Sell Molly No More". The latter reached pop singer Miley Cyrus, who shared it on her Instagram. The post got over 210,000 likes and counting that brought a lot of new fans to Makonnen. On August 15, 2014, Viceincluded his song "Whip It" in their Staff Picks for the Week list, commenting: "Makonnen's voice is incredible! ... How could you not have a good time listening to this song? If there is anyone I trust to teach me how to whip it, it is definitely my friend Makonnen." In late August 2014, after hearing "Club Goin' Up on a Tuesday", Drake reached out to one of the song's producers Sonny Digital to ask to remix the song. Makonnen quickly agreed to send the beat to Drake, but didn't think much of it. However, two days later Drake released a remix to the song, much to Makonnen's surprise. The Atlanta singer later commented: "Yeah, I surprised. Shocking. Drake listens to Makonnen. It was great. I was excited. Surprised, shocked. Just overwhelmed." The remix, simply titled "Tuesday" went viral and led to increased media interest in iLoveMakonnen. In late August 2014, Makonnen was featured in XXL 's The Come Up section, which focuses on blowing up artists. He later stated that he is not looking for a major label deal and instead plans to go touring and recording music independently: "I'm not too thirsty to sign a deal. Cause a label will really just take all your free music down and you have to be somebody's bitch." He is also working on a collaboration project with Mike Will, which is set for release before the end of 2014. On September 1, 2014, it was announced that Makonnen, in a contradiction of his previous stance, had signed to Drake's labelOVO Sound, which is distributed by Warner Bros. Records. Book ILoveMakonnen for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. ILoveMakonnen Booking, Book ILoveMakonnen. Book artists like ILoveMakonnen, ILoveMakonnen booking agent, contact ILoveMakonnen email, ILoveMakonnen manager, ILoveMakonnen management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. ILoveMakonnen may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.

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