"I lost my friends in '07. Every night I pray to God they made it to heaven."

Makonnen keeps it all the way real in his latest release, "Down 4 So Long." He has this signature way of turning despondence into a slow banger. This style permeates his work, whether he's singing through his depression or having the club go up on a Tuesday. The song crescendos from a feet-dragging drawl to a desperate, mournful cry by the end. The Atlanta artist has been keeping his SoundCloud and YouTube output popping as of late. Keep a keen eye on dude.