Imagine, if you will, that David Bowie and Lil B had a baby. That baby would be iLoveMakonnen, the hottest name in rap right now. The Atlanta rapper/singer emerged this summer with his hit “Tuesday,” and after it took over the internet, Drake jumped on its remix, offering his own spin on how to get the club goin’ up. Makonnen’s music is a weird alt-blend of progressive r&b that stays true to its ATL trap roots. Plus, it’s catchy as hell, with every hook getting inevitably stuck in your head for the rest of the night. Come for “Tuesday,” but stay for the deep cuts, like “Sarah,” “Maneuvering” or “Tonight,” and let your new friend Makonnen teach you how to whip it.
Thu., Sept. 25, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 24, 2014