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ILoveMakonnen Explains how His Fast-Paced Lifestyle Spurred his Weight Loss, Addresses People Saying Drake is Exploiting New Artists + Freestyles Live

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We first came across ILoveMakonnen after his hit “Tuesday” caught the attention of Drake.  Now signed to OVO Sound, Makonnen is still cooking up hits and feeling great doing it.

Having gone through a fairly drastic weight transformation over the past year, Makonnen explains how his fast-paced lifestyle made him realize he needs to eat right.  With all this extra energy Makonnen is tearing up stage after stage around the world.

With the lead single from ILoveMakonnen 2, “Trust Me Danny,” making big waves currently we had to run a Lyrical Breakdown to find out the story behind it.  Before Makonnen steps up to the mic for a freestyle he speaks on his relationship with Drake and addresses comments about him biting the style of new artists.

Check out the interview and freestyle below and grab a copy of ILoveMakkonen 2 on iTunes.

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