Whatever becomes of ILOVEMAKONNEN’s career from here on out remains to be seen. It’s say to say, though, he’ll never forget the moment when his sing-songy, carefree “Club Goin’ Up On A Tuesday” became bigger than his wildest dreams.
As a writer, receiving feedback and seeing something I worked on spread amongst the Internet is a crazy feeling, indescribable in a sense. When Stuart Scott read, shared and commented on my piece about him? It may sound dumb, but it ranks as one of the greatest moments of my writing life.
If I had to guess, such was exactly the feeling ILOVEMAKONNEN had upon realizing none other than Drake gave his record the OVO stamp of approval. With his friends around recording the scene, it’s pretty damn cool to see a natural reaction to a moment the dude with the all-caps name never saw coming.
And for comparison purposes, Kendrick kept his cool hearing Jay add his two cents to “Don’t Kill My Vibe” much better than ILOVE and myself.