OVO Sound beyond Toronto have taken in the Atlanta scene in more ways than one – and today one of OVO’s ones, iLoveMakonnen has unleashed the 2nd instalment of his ‘iLoveMakonnen’ EP.
Coined as the new Atlanta movement, what was once bubbling under on the west side unnoticed, has within one year gone global with the touch of Makonnen, FKi, Metropolitan, OG Maco, Sonny Digital, Metro Boomin and more, on the sound of a multitude of records.
The work hasn’t just started, Makonnen has been at it since 2008 and transitioned from the creative lead of Awful Records to joining the OVO Sound stable. Awful Records has regrouped, is getting ready to go harder, and still more and more new shit, different shit, wild shit, keeps coming from different camps and co-collaborators with Atlanta having the kind of impact in 2015 that deserves it’s own roundup. So much has happened so fast, it’s plugged the big breakthroughs, big sounds, big icons and contributed to the rapid-fire ascent of artists like Post Malone.
Wherever music goes in 2016, Atlanta is firmly set to continue its reign as our current obsession, where Makonnen will head, is clearly any direction he wants and right now he’s out with his ‘iLoveMakonnen 2′ EP, making this his second release following on from the ‘Drink More Water 5’ mixtape in March. Seven tracks run through features and collabs with Santigold, DJ Mustard, FKi, Richie Souf, and more. The project includes the cuts ‘Trust Me Danny,’ ‘Where Your Girl At?’ and the latest collab with DJ Mustard, ‘Second Chance’, check it out below;