Allan Kingdom is On The Come Up.
Allan Kingdom is a name you should get to know, before it becomes a 'hopping on the bandwagon' thing. If you do recognize his name, it's likely because he was featured alongside Kanye West (and Theophilus London) on the song "All Day," but there's more to this Canadian-born rapper than that one feature.
For our new episode of On The Come Up, the St. Paul, MN native discusses his origins, from growing up in Winnipeg to Wisconsin to, finally, Minnesota, and how he got into rapping. "When I decided that music was exactly what I wanted to do forever, I was extremely young...I just always knew that music was what I was supposed to be doing. I got into rap at pre-teen age, like 12 or 13," he tells us before listing some of his influences.
For the newcomers, the rapper also runs down some of the projects currently available on his Soundcloud, and connecting with Kanye on "All Day."
"It came together just from me creating and putting out stuff, and getting to the right people, and connecting with other creatives I look up to, such as Plain Pat, such as Virgil Abloh," Allan said of his Kanye collaboration. "And reaching out to people, a lot of hard work. The feeling of it, it felt like I graduated."
He also teases that he has a new project in the works/on the way, but he won't reveal much more than that. Stay tuned.