Amid a season of creative activity with Paul McCartney and Grammys controversy, Kanye West just debuted his blistering new single "All Day" on the Brit Awards. After being introduced by wife Kim Kardashian, West and a mob of black-clad dancers tore up the stage as flames towered above them.
West had a surprise guest known quite well in the Twin Cities. Yep, as the photo above clearly shows, that's St. Paul rapper Allan Kingdom, who performs the hook on the new track. Taylor Swift was way into it.
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"All Day" also featured vocals from Theophilus London, and is produced by French Montana and Velous.
Kingdom, who also performs with the local rap supergroup the Stand4rd (Corbin aka Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, and Psymun), had a huge year in 2014. Not only did the Stand4rd put together a successful national tour practically before they'd even performed live, but their self-titled debut as one of the top albums in all genres to come out of Minnesota.
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Kingdom, whose management team features past associates of Kid Cudi in Jonathan Kaslow and Plain Pat, put out a dynamite solo album, Future Memoirs, as well.
"I'm into making songs that will hit you each time," he told Gimme Noise last year. "Each time, whenever I have a new project or a new song, every song will hit people differently. Every time I release something to hit you stronger and stronger and stronger and stronger." See what he means?
The studio version of the track just hit the internet today! Stream it here. Sweetbreads!
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