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For a lot of new artists, the best way to gain momentum is by carefully calculating each move. For others, it’s quite the opposite. We’ve seen Young Thug’s rise come with a barrage of new music and features, and it looks like we’ll see the same strategy from iLoveMakonnen. When you’re this consistent, fuck a filter, right? Right.

“Piano Class” doesn’t even feel like a complete song. The vocals sound like a one-take freestyle and the quality is far from polished, but that’s all part of the charm. And despite all that, the shit is catchy as hell, and more proof that Makonnen’s songwriting ability is a thing of beauty. This one is produced by Dream Panther (Caleb Stone, Gregg Sheran, and Nick Kosearas).

Read about Makonnen’s show in NYC here, read our interview with him here, and catch him live later this month at Pigeons & Planes’ first No Ceilings event.

Sidenote: What is that piano part from? It’s from something, right? Been driving me crazy trying to think of it for the past 20 minutes. Is it an old song? Or a TV theme song or something? Help. If you know it, leave it in the comments.


Hear an earlier version of the song below:

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