Makonnen has often promoted the Based philosophy of one of his heroes, Lil B, but of course, being Based isn't just about unapologetic positivity. On his new 14-minute freestyle, "BreakThatShitDown," Makonnen battles depression, doing his best to make it out of the darkness he's found himself in. As he's proved with his recent freestyles, it seems this spontaneous form of music could be the best kind of therapy for the rapper. Read his description of his new record below, and our recent cover story here.
i want to share this with my fans and people around the world who need it. this isnt made for the radio. this is made for you when u need some time to take for yourself to get away from the dramas of your life, just listen to this real loud and break that shit and let it go! fight depression and enjoy life! thank u for all your support! hope this helps u through the way u help me! :) <3
Who is building up depression
Off in my town?
Because I'm dancing all night
To break that shit down