ILoveMakonnen – American rapper, songwriter, producer
ILoveMakonnen’s real name is Makonnen Sheran. He was born on 12 April 1989 in Los Angeles. Sheran’s father was an electrician, and his mom was a nail master. Makonnen himself believes that his love for music came from his grandmother, who used to be an opera singer. When Sheran was 13 years old, the family moved to Atlanta. At about the same time he witnessed the death of a friend, which made the young man reconsider his plans for life and turn to music.
Makonnen began his music career in 2010. He signed a contract with S.O.D. MG and recorded his debut mixtape 5. In 2011, he stopped working with the label and independently released four more albums, 3D, 6, 4G, and Holiday Special. None of them made it into the charts but brought the singer popularity on the local level.
In 2012, the rapper continued working on new songs. He released several more mixtapes, including LTE, A Trillion Light Years, and Drink More Water. All of them were recorded and produced without the help of any label.