Allan Kingdom is the Minnesota rapper featured on "All Day," who likely caught Kanye's ear with his own strain of art-rap showcased recently on on his mixtape Future Memoirs. In another life, he could have been a guidance counselor: his new track "Take It" fuses bubbly motivational bravado with a dreamy candor. The celestial backing vocals - provided by Mike Noyce of Bon Iver - rise to the song's front during the climax, and Kingdom flood the track with introspection. Blast this at your high school's next pep rally and see your school's grades rise exponentially.
July 25, 2015