Listen to iLoveMakonnen’s Whitney Houston Tribute

“They don’t really love you till you die.”

When Whitney Houston passed away years ago, iLoveMakonnen was just as crushed as every other fan. He happened to be recording at the moment the news broke and he crafted a homespun tribute to the late singer and uploaded it to his YouTube, well before penning his breakthrough hit "Club Goin' Up on a Tuesday." Since yesterday was the anniversary of Houston's death—a fact made all the more tragic by reports that her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown would be taken off life support on the same day—it's a good time to revisit Makonnen's ode (above).

Listen to iLoveMakonnen’s Whitney Houston Tribute