ILoveMakonnen, an artist whose influence on the current musical landscape isn’t celebrated anywhere near enough, is back.

Overnight, Makonnen surprise-released his new album My Parade, which he noted is the first project he’s released as a fully independent act.

The 13-track album includes features from Lil B and Payday, on “More Bitches Than the Mayor” and “Whoopsy,” respectively.

“The My Parade project is my first album being back in control over my art and creativity,” Makonnen said in a statement. “It’s about celebration of self and having your own parade even if the world is raining down on it.

Experience My Parade on Apple Music below via Timeless Magic and COR TAN Records. The album is also available on Spotify, Tidal, SoundCloud, YouTube, etc.

Back in 2019, Makonnen released his M3 EP, presumably his last project through Warner Records. That same year, he linked up with Fall Out Boy for the posthumous Lil Peep single “I’ve Been Waiting,” which has since been certified gold by the RIAA.

In a Pigeons & Planes interview, also in 2019, Makonnen reflected on turning 30 and what he’s learned since first rising to prominence in his 20s.

“I’ve learned to just do what makes me happy because nobody really cares about my happiness as much as I do,” Makonnen said at the time. “I’ve learned that I have my own free will, as does everybody else. A lot of times in my life, I had to go on missions to please others and make other people feel comfortable in themselves. Now that I feel that my job is done there, I can go feel comfortable with myself.”

Welcome back, Makonnen.


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