ILoveMakonnen Taps Skrillex and Diplo as Producers for Upcoming Album


If you have been near a radio, cell phone, or television in the last few months, its a safe bet to say you’ve heard ILoveMakonnen‘s “Club Goin’ Up” at least once. Or a hundred times. The young up-and-coming R&B star has exploded into popularity with his viral, ultra-catchy slow-jam that has made Tuesday the most important day of the week, and now the Atlanta-born rapper is gearing up to put out his first full-length studio album as he rides the enormous wave of success and attention his standout track is still raking in. And who better to produce the emerging songwriter’s first record than the two most sought-after taste makers in the music industry? Enter Skrillex and Diplo.

This past week at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, MTV caught up with Makonnen to get the inside scoop on forthcoming projects and the rapper briefly dished details on his upcoming record, slated to be released this summer. Mak, who’s had his music played out extensively by the Jack Ü duo over the last few months, explains that Skrillex and Diplo will both receive production credit, alongside a stacked roster of contributors. The album will also feature work from Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, and Drake, making for what could be one of the biggest releases of the summer.

No official release date is posted for the impending album, but keep your eyes peeled for ILoveMakonnen’s new material that’ll surely be covered in Diplo and Skrillex’s undeniable swagger here in the near future. Check the full interview above.

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