It's been a unique talent of iLoveMakonnen's to float between completely disparate crews—Phantom Posse, Sea Ghost, OVO—and infuse his singular, wily style anywhere it fit. His early collaborations with Awful Records brought out the best of all involved, prompting classics like "Nokia (Remix)" and "Vodka On The Weekend," and since then Makonnen and Father have become names to tweet in their own right. The remix of "Young Hot Ebony" plays like a crew reunion a year after graduation: all the inside jokes are still funny, and no one's really changed.
Photographer Mike Belleme
February 04, 2015