Trendsetter is excited to welcome rapper and singer iLoveMakonnen to the 2017 roster with the official music video for the Mike WiLL produced track “Love” featuring Rae Sremmurd. “Love” illuminates iLoveMakonnen’s progression. Shuffling between a percussive guitar and delicate beat, Makonnen carries a bouncy verse into one of his catchiest choruses yet announcing, “Love”Meanwhile, Rae Sremmurd turns up with a fiery cameo.
Watch the video here
iLoveMakonnen often likens himself to a happy red dragon, “flying around the world and spreading joy.” It turns out to be the perfect metaphor. Since 2014, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-certified singer, rapper, and artist has engaged, entranced, and enchanted listeners everywhere with a psychedelic musical patchwork of hip-hop, indie, and alternative. This maverick first made international waves with “Tuesday” [feat. Drake]. Not only did the introductory single garner his first RIAA platinum plaque, but it also notched a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” and racked up 120 million Spotify streams and counting. He made his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and “Tuesday” graced “Best Song” year-end lists from Spin and The Fader. He followed that up with a string of energetic anthems such as “I Don’t Sell Molly No More” from the iLoveMakonnen EP as well as “Forever” [feat. Santigold & 1st] and “Trust Me Danny” from the iLoveMakonnen 2 EP in 2015.
Known for his eye-catching fashion sense, Alexander Wang tapped him from the 2016 “WANGSQUAD” campaign. Following coverage from The New Yorker, Paper Magazine, The New York Times, Stereogum, and more, Drink More Water 6 attracted attention from W-Magazine, i-D, Huffington Post, Vice, XXL, and Playboy as he covered HotNewHipHop’s coveted digital magazine in 2016. He elevates everything to another realm with 2017’s Mike WiLL Made-It-produced “Love” [Warner Bros. Records].
Get ready for the Red Dragon to really spread his wings and breathe some fire…
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