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Allan Kingdom remixes Lil Yachty’s “Minnesota,” teases new album

Lil Yachty is from nowhere near the Midwest — the “bubblegum trap” star hails from Atlanta — but he’s basically a hometown sweetheart thanks to his song “Minnesota.” Today, St. Paul’s Allan Kingdom dropped a remix of our state’s eponymous song, laying throaty raps over the plinky beat and shouting out Purple Rain. The first lines? “I been […]

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Friday Five: Allan Kingdom, Qaanaaq, and more new Minnesota music videos

Allan Kingdom, “The Ride” Allan Kingdom continues his run of awesome videos from Northern Lights, this time co-directing with Ben Hughes. Qaanaaq, “Solid State” Qaanaaq are one of Gus Watkins’s many projects, and they sound great. Nsikak, “Bodied” Nsikak has a hot track in “Bodied.” It’s short, but it’s forceful, and it’s real: “If you’re going to take a […]

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Friday Five: Allan Kingdom, Goldfeather, and more Minnesota music videos

Allan Kingdom, “Fables (feat. Chronixx)” Allan Kingdom‘s “Fables” moved listeners as a song, but as a video, it brings them all the way to Jamaica. The air sags with moisture, and the light catches the actors’ skin perfectly. One of the most popular songs from Kingdom’s Northern Lights mixtape gets a beautiful treatment from director Martin C. Pariseau, Chronixx, […]

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Allan Kingdom, the Social Disaster, Gabriel Douglas and more of this week’s Minnesota record releases

Allan Kingdom: Northern Lights To say the least, Allan Kingdom has had a big year — with two Grammy nominations via his collaboration with Kanye West on “All Day”, continuing success for his group thestand4rd — including a Rock the Garden performance — and well-received solo shows including an appearance at The Current’s tenth birthday […]

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Today’s Music News: Daniel Corrigan, Allan Kingdom are subjects of new documentaries

Local photographer Daniel Corrigan, well-known for his music photography and his work for First Avenue, is being celebrated in a new episode of the Pitchfork documentary series, Unsung. Shot in Minneapolis by local director/cinematographer Dan Huitung, the video provides a retrospective of Corrigan’s work as a photographer — including his iconic images for legendary local […]

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Allan Kingdom 101: What to know about the St. Paul rapper attracting international attention

After helping hip-hop megastar Kanye West debut new song “All Day” last week, Allan Kingdom is making headlines around the world. Few rappers get the chance to collaborate with hip-hop’s self-proclaimed savior, so this support from West means a lot—and as we learned on Tuesday, Kingdom didn’t just help Kanye in the song’s live performance but […]

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