iLoveMakonnen is, and forever will be, one of my favorite artists simply due to the authenticity of his music. So few acts are able to capture candid emotion in such an undiluted, effortlessly beautiful manner as he does, and even so, the Atlanta-bred talent does it without blinking an eye, making him a force to be reckoned with that I’ll always be a fan of. Today, Makonnen hits the Lyrical Lemonade pages and keeps us on our toes with a new tape (from a few weeks back) entitled Part DEAUXXXXXXX, compiled of a few miscellaneous songs that act as an appetizer for new music hopefully on the way in 2019.

Just 5 tracks long, this offering was posted to what is supposedly one of Makonnen’s burner accounts on SoundCloud, but needless to say, it brings out some truly great music that I know I’ll be playing all throughout 2019. Due to the up-front nature of his music, even Makonnen’s demos are worth listening to, as they shed a light on the ability of the highly-talented musician to freestyle something brilliant with ease. That said, Part DEAUXXXXXXX is a promising hint toward what’s to come in the new year, so give this one a listen below and pay attention to what the Red Dragon has on the way. 2019 will surely be a special year.

Stream the project below and follow Makonnen on Twitter here!