iLoveMakonnenA Happy Red Dragon
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…