Pitchfork Music Festival: Day One Recap 07.17.15

Oh what up sunny ass Chicago? Thanks for coming through as Pitchfork 2015 opens their gates once more. A beautiful day at Union Park, I was a woman on a mission. Get lit with ILoveMakonnen.With a little over 10 mins to soak in the ambiance I headed towards the Green Stage to find not only a packed stage but an outrageous influx of homies 5’7 and above rocking visors. Shout out upper body strength for guiding me through the crowds!

@ilovemakonnen and @djgreenlantern setting the tone at #P4kFest 📷: @whodough | #gowhereyoulove

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ILoveMakonnen, the Super Chef of the hour came through with the wrist action as he debuted new tunes and collab favorites like “Nokia” and “Look At Wrist”. Although the crowd was relatively tame, Makonnen still kept the new music and the energy going, amping the crowd with more sweaty wrist action.

Near the middle of the set, Makonnen Facetimes his Mom (aw!) and dedicates the next few tracks in her honor. Dang! And some of us can’t even make our mamas a proper birthday card. Overall Makonnen’s set was nothing short of what I expected. For a dude who is lax as hell, his music set was a good taste to all the other artists set to perform.

Stay tune for more Pitchfork recaps and commentary!

Giveaway: iLoveMakonnen @ Metro 05.09

In addition to Holt & Flat White at The Mid tomorrow night, the Metro Chicago will also play host to a great show with iLoveMakonnen making his debut in the Chi.

We have 1 FREE pair of tickets to give away to make someone’s Saturday night. Just tweet us @gowherehiphop or e-mail also acceptable (info@gowherehiphop.com) for your chance to be a part of our random lottery. We’ll choose a winner later today!

You can also buy tickets here.

iLOVEMAKONNEN ‘Drink More Water 5’

Naturally, on a Tuesday, Makonnen releases his new mixtape, Drink More Water 5.

The artwork and the title are certainly inspiring (water is important, peeps!) but as for the music, Migos, Fredo Santana, Gucci Mane, Rome Fortune, and Rich The Kid all guest. Listen below:

“Tuesday” – 1LIVE Chilly Gonzales

Drake tweeted this video out last nite, which had me intrigued because I thought it could be somethin’ new.

It was somethin’.

Apparently this is a series by pianist Chilly Gonzales who breaks down pop music to its core chords. Here he is honestly puzzled by the key of “Tuesday”. I like how he presents everything though and the video doubles as educational and humorously entertaining. Enjoy.

ILOVEMAKONNEN “Super Clean”

Makonnen is back with an all-new, official single titled “Super Clean” and it’s for the upcoming project, Drink More Water 5.

You’ll instantly flow with the watery production (naturally) helmed by Phantom Power. I, however, can’t quite get into Makonnen’s flow, especially after the first couple lines of each verse. It’s more of a rap flow than the singing on “Tuesday”. I’d rather hear this beat with some singing too and I definitely thought of Makonnen’s OVO boss Drake when hearing it because I feel like he would especially kill this.

Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming project. For now, tune in below.