Water seems to play a major role in the worldview of iLoveMakonnen, the eccentric viral rapper turned crossover pop star—thanks to the Drake-assisted version of his song “Tuesday” that made it all the way to number 12 on the Hot 100. When EW hung out with him during a Caribbean beach rave, he was in a cosmic mood and thinking out loud about starting his own bottled water company.
Today, he released his first complete post-“Tuesday” mixtape, Drink More Water 5. Available now as a stream, a conventional download, or a torrent, it features appearances by Migos, Fredo Santana, and Young Gleesh—and more importantl,y a generous amount of the positive iLoveMakonnen vibes that have made him as much of a cult leader as a budding pop star.
iLoveMakonnen kicks off his Loudest of the Loud tour in late April.
4/28/15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
4/29/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/01/15 – Washington, D.C. – Howard Theatre
5/02/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/03/15 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
5/04/15 – Milleville, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
5/07/15 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
5/08/15 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
5/09/15 – Chicago, IL – Metro
5/12/15 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
5/14/15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
5/15/15 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
5/16/15 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Visit www.ILoveMakonnen.com for more information on tickets.