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Rome Fortune Tags iLoveMakonnen for “FriendsMaybe,” Joins Ethereal for “Drop”

Fortune continues to expand his horizons with iLoveMakonnen and Awful Record’s Ethereal.

September 09, 2014

Who's next for iLoveMakonnen? That'd be Rome Fortune, a fellow Atlanta eccentric who claims an expansive crew of friends and collaborators. The two have tagged up for a song called "FriendsMaybe," the latest single to be released from Fortune's upcoming Small VVorld EP (previously: "Workin Gal", which was produced by suicideyear). It's a bouncy, helium-warped requiem for a relationship strained by trust issues: I don't wear a chain because assumptions is something, Fortune raps. Makonnen takes the hook, and Money Karlo produces.

Relatedly, Awful Records affiliate Ethereal has released a spaced-out song called "Drop [That Ass On The Ground Like Some Change]," which features both Fortune and his "Payin For It" collaborator Relly Jade. It's not the booty shaking party song it's title might suggest; rather, as FADER's Duncan Cooper puts it, it's evidence that Atlanta's Mushroom Era is very real. Once you've gone up with "FriendsMaybe", come down on this.

Rome Fortune Tags iLoveMakonnen for “FriendsMaybe,” Joins Ethereal for “Drop”