At the Brit awards tonight, Kanye West debuted a new song called “All Day” – accompanied by none other than Minnesota MC Allan Kingdom. West was also joined by Theophilus London for the song, which is expected to appear on West’s new album; it’s the fourth song he’s previewed from the album, which will also include at least two Paul McCartney collaborations, one of which is the top-ten hit “FourFiveSeconds” with Rihanna.
Update: The studio version of “All Day” has now been officially released, and credits reveal that it features not only Kingdom and London, but also Paul McCartney.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 3, 2015
Celebrities including Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie enjoyed the (literally) fiery song. Theophilus London was scheduled to perform at the Fine Line in Minneapolis last night; maybe now we know why he canceled that show.
To hear a sense of what Kingdom sounds like on his own, listen to him perform a set last fall in The Current’s studios. He’s also a member of the national-sensation supergroup thestand4rd; read Andrea Swensson’s recap of their St. Paul show last fall. Buzz around Kingdom has already been intense: he topped the most recent City Pages Picked to Click poll. Chris Riemenschneider of the Star Tribune speculates that the connection with West came about through Kanye’s creative director Virgil Abloh.