A few weeks ago, new wave Atlanta R&B warbler I Love Makonnen made a brave announcement to the world.

“I’ve always been different, and I’m not ashamed,” says the rapper of his brave revelation to his many fans.

“That being said, people in this industry don’t usually take kind to people like me, so you have to be careful” the singer admitted

Makonnen, as he revealed on Twitter, is tone deaf.

“Makonnen is my boy,” said producer Zaytoven. “Other people in this business aren’t so friendly, but it doesn’t bother me. I don’t walk around being all melodically inclined, and he doesn’t just rub his tone deafness in your face. You can still definitely tell, though.”

Undeterred by his disability, the avant garde musicians has recorded many songs despite his inability to discern key, faithfully maintaim pitch, or imitate the human ability to create pleasing tones with ones vocal cords, tongue, and lips

“If you look deeper into his songs, all the hints are there,” said fellow R&B crooner Drake  “It really is a consistent theme throughout his discography. The subtle off-kilter feel of ‘I Don’t Sell Molly,’ the, uh, creative reinterpretation of ‘Escape’ by Rupert Holmes that forms the core of ‘Tuesday.'”

“Plus, there’s whatever all that other whack shit is,” said Drake, praising of the rest of Makonnen’s catalog.

Makonnen follows in a long, proud lineage of singers such as Helen Keller, and your friend who has heard it once and can’t totally remember the lyrics but really loves this song. His brave contributions to Atlanta’s scene have paved the way for other artists like Lil Yachty and dogs imitating far off ambulance sirens.

“Makonnen taught me its cool to be yourself,” remarks Yachty. “It doesn’t matter so much if you can’t really sing, don’t have good lyrics, or even if you can’t really hear the song coming through your headphones. If you just keep on trying and have no sense of self awareness, you could accidentally record a memorable melody, get a remix from Drake, sign to his label, and be left to languish in obscurity.”


  • Ryan Gregson

    As I always say: just because you can’t, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.

  • Blochead4real

    “Plus, there’s whatever all that other whack shit is,” said Drake, praising of the rest of Makonnen’s catalog.

    That almost made me shit myself.