If you’ve heard iLoveMakonnen’s early Drink More Water tapes or read his interviews, you know he’s heavily invested in the DIY sound. He’s got a very off-the-cuff approach to making music, giving his work an endearing, amateurish quality. That’s why “Super Clean” is so dope.
Produced by Makonnen and Phantom Power, the song’s biggest pull is it’s windy melody. It’s odd to hear this as the first offering from his next tape, Drink More Water 5, because in the past Makonnen has actually revamped old songs that sound like demos (like “Super Clean”) with new Atlanta producers like Metro Boomin’ and DJ Spinz. Now that he’s signed to OVO, you’d think he would want to put out more polished stuff.
Listen to “Super Clean” above. Do you fuck with Makonnen or nah?