YOU KNOW THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU COME ACROSS A SONG WITH A TITLE THAT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT CHECK OUT? THIS WAS THE CASE WHEN I CAME ACROSS “I DONT SELL MOLLY NO MORE” I WAS SOLD INSTANTLY. I KNEW THIS WAS ABOUT TO BE A HESH.COM SUMMER ANTHEM FOR 2014 AND WASN’T DISAPPOINTED, AND YOU WONT BE EITHER. THE MAN BEHIND THE JAM ILOVEMAKONNEN AGREED TO CUE ALL YALL HESHERS ON WHY HE DON’T SELL MOLLY NO MORE AND WHAT HIS NEXT MOVE IS.
THEHESH.COM: LET THESE HESHERS WHO ARENT FAMILIAR WITH ILOVEMAKONNEN WHERE YOU FROM AN ALL THAT.
Océano Makonnen: I’m from south central L.A, grew up there and came to ATL around 16 or so
THEHESH.COM: HOW LONG YOU BEEN MAKIN MUSIC?
Océano Makonnen: I’ve been making beats since 2004 and started putting vocals on my own tracks end of 2011
THEHESH.COM: WHAT ARE THE MAJOR INFULENCES IN YOUR MUSIC? A LOT OF YOUR TRACKS HAVE DIFFERENT VIBES – BUT ARE SIMILAR IN A WAY AS WELL
Océano Makonnen: The major influences in my music come from real life and people. I just try to make a soundtrack with a timeless message that will live on forever, long after I’m gone and something that is enjoyable and inspiring for the people
THEHESH.COM: I GOTTA ASK YOU ABOUT “I DONT SELL MOLLY NO MORE” THAT TRACK HAS BEEN ON REPEAT THE PAST FEW DAYS FOR ME, CARE TO SHARE THE STORY BEHIND IT?
Océano Makonnen: Haha, the story is me and my friends really were hustling off the Molly last summer and a drought came to the southside and the niggas I knew didn’t have no more Molly. So I don’t sell Molly no more. Lol true story.
THEHESH.COM: LOL DEEP SHIT HAHAHHAHAA HOW’D YOU LINK UP WIT SONNY DIGITIAL?
Océano Makonnen: I met sonny through metro boomin, I was at metro house one day after he came back from sxsw and we made like 6 songs, sonny came through, he been knowing about me from the internet and told me take his number, we linked up and made I don’t sell Molly no more that same day
WWW.THEHESH.COM: THATS DOPE AS FUCK – WHATS YOUR PROCESS OR INSPIRATION DURING A RECORDING SESSION? LIKE WHAT MODE YOU GOT TO BE IN?
Océano Makonnen: Process is kinda just chilling, hearing a beat or making a beat then kinda hearing the melody in my head and try to figure out a hook. Then after I have a hook, the concept and the melodies, I get on the mic and let the it flow, I don’t write on paper, I make it as I go
WWW.THEHESH.COM: WAS KINDA THINKING YOU FREESTYLED ALOT – THATS WHATSUP! I DON REALLY MAKE MUSIC BUT I FEEL IF I DID ALL MY SHIT WOULD BE FREESTYLES. THE HESH HATE PLANNING SHIT OUT – IT ALMOST BETTER WHEN IT OFF THE TOP – THE BEST SHIT ALWAYS HAPPENS LAST MINUTE ANYWAYS LOL
Océano Makonnen: Yes true. Real freestyle lifestyle just do it
THEHESH.COM: WHATS UP NEXT FOR MAKONNEN MUSIC? ANY BIG THINGS WE SHOULD BE LOOKIN OUT FOR?
Océano Makonnen: Yeah I have an EP (drink more water 4) coming out end of May /early June. Its gonna be A blast off. Going on some Touring around the states then abroad Just making more music with more people! Meeting more people and having more fun! Living more life.
THERE YOU HAVE IT, A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MUSIC FROM @ILOVEMAKONNEN, CHECK OUT THE LINKED TRACKS AND DONT ASK HIM IF HE GOT ANY MOLLY FOR SALE! HE DON’T SELL IT NO MORE!