Kanye West officially debuted his new song “All Day” at the 2015 Brit Awards yesterday. The GOOD Music leader was joined on stage by New York City artist Theophilus London and a relatively unknown rapper from Minnesota named Allan Kingdom.
Appearing on a single with Kanye West is a co-sign likely to launch a rising performer to star status. The 21-year-old Canadian-born Kingdom (Allan Kyariga) should prepare to become one of the most talked about young rappers in the game.
This moment may be his big break, but Kingdom has been putting in work constructing his rap career for years. The only child to a Tanzanian mother and a South African father created an album at 11. It was a church inspired project put together with his single mom.
Through his connections such as Kid Cudi’s early partner Plain Pat, The Weeknd’s producer Doc McKinney, and Kanye’s associate Virgil Abloh, Allan his built a strong foundation in the industry. The member of thestand4rd crew now has 11,000 followers on Twitter, videos topping 100,000 views on YouTube, and his Future Memoirs mixtape boast tracks with over half a million plays on SoundCloud.
In case you’re not familiar with Allan Kingdom, AllHipHop.com rounded up some of his most buzz-worthy videos and tracks. Check them out below.
Thank you for loving me and my creations regardless of what your friends, the hype, or the world tell you. We're alike, we are one.
— Allan Kingdom (@ALLANKNGDM) February 22, 2015
“All Day” – Performance With Kanye West & Theophilus London
“Blast” – Single
“Wavey” Featuring Spooky Black – Video
“Evergreens” – Video
“Souls” – Video