By now we’re all aware that whenever Kanye West works with a new artist—or is even associated with one—they will undoubtedly get some shine, even if it’s just in the form of a hashtag. But just because you find out about some new shit via the school of Ye, it doesn’t mean that it’s undeserving of the attention. Enter Allan Kingdom, a 21-year-old rapper/producer—really just an all around creative guy—hailing from Saint Paul, MN by way of Canada.
Kingdom has been making music for years, but caught his stride over the last two years, partially due to his working relationship with Plain Pat, but mostly due to his unique, experimental sound and unbridled creativity. His hard work and ability to stand out landed him on our list of 25 Rappers To Watch Out For in 2014. That statement rings true even on Kanye’s new single “All Day” where Kingdom’s haunting bridge has caused those who aren’t in the know to ask, “Who in the fuck is Allan Kingdom?”
Here’s your crash course on everything you need to know about the MC that everyone is talking about.
Subscribe to Complex for More: http://goo.gl/PJeLOl
Check out more of Complex here:
Entertaining videos that bring to life Complex Media’s authoritative take on trendsetting music, sneakers, style, pop culture, video games, tech, cars, and art—featuring your favorite celebrities from the past, present, and future. COMPLEX is a community of creators and curators, armed with the Internet, and committed to surfacing and sharing the voices and conversations—both multi-culture and multicultural—that define our new America. We make culture pop.
Allan Kingdom: What You Need To Know About The Artist On Kanye’s “All Day” from Complex.