Producer: Sonny Digital
Label: OVO Sound
A rapper would have to be confident and, quite frankly, pretty damn weird to sell us on partying in the club on an off-peak night. iLOVEMAKONNEN is both of those things, and “Tuesday” sends out those lo-fi vibes that let you imagine a Straw-Ber-Rita in one hand and a xanny bar in the other. There’s an innocence as he recounts life as a drug dealer, which demands a Tuesday turn up. Because, fuck it—any night is a good night to celebrate when the mid is selling. You can’t help but be swayed by his charisma over syrupy production from Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin. MAKONNEN’s influence isn’t lost on Drake, either, who deploys the same sing-rap flow in his verse. For those still unconvinced by “Tuesday,” you’re on the outside looking in, as a top 20 showing in the Billboard Hot 100 and a Grammy nod is proof enough of the momentum behind this blithe tune. Just like Montell Jordan had us feeling all right on Fridays, Tuesdays will forever be linked to super chef MAKONNEN. —Edwin Ortiz
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