Allan Kingdom

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Allan Kingdom
Birth nameAllan Kyariga[1]
Also known as
  • King Kyariga
  • The Northern Gentleman
  • Peanut Butter Prince
Born (1994-01-06) January 6, 1994 (age 25)[2]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[3]
OriginSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States[4]
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteallan-kingdom.com

Allan Kyariga (born January 6, 1994[2]), better known by his stage name Allan Kingdom, is a Canadian rapper and record producer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.[4] He is a member of Thestand4rd along with Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, and Psymun.[7] He was featured on Kanye West's single "All Day".[8]

Early life[edit]

Allan Kyariga was born in Canada to a South African father and a Tanzanian mother.[9] In his youth, he moved to Wisconsin and eventually to Saint Paul, Minnesota.[10] He studied at Woodbury High School,[11] Creative Arts High School, and Minneapolis Institute of Production and Recording.[12]

Career[edit]

In earlier releases, Kyariga used various aliases, including King Kyariga, The Northern Gentleman, and Peanut Butter Prince.[13]

Allan Kingdom's official debut mixtape, Trucker Music, was released in 2011.[14] He was named "Best Hip Hop Artist of 2014" by City Pages.[15] He was listed on Complex's "25 New Rappers to Watch Out For in 2014".[16]

In 2016, he released Northern Lights, which featured guest appearances from Chronixx, Jared Evan, DRAM, and Gloss Gang.[17] In 2017, he released Lines.[18]

Influences[edit]

In a 2015 interview with Green Label, Allan Kingdom cited Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams as his biggest influences.[19]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Thestand4rd (2014) (with Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, and Psymun, as Thestand4rd)
  • Lines (2017)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Trucker Music (2011)
  • Talk to Strangers (2013)
  • Future Memoirs (2014)
  • Northern Lights (2016)

EPs[edit]

  • Pinkspire Lane (2012)
  • Peanut Butter Prince (2018)

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (February 25, 2015). "Kanye West taps St. Paul rapper Allan Kingdom for new single". Star Tribune. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Cecilia (January 9, 2016). "Allan Kingdom celebrates his birthday at the Fine Line". The Current. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Kameir, Rawiya (November 5, 2015). "Watch True North, An Allan Kingdom Documentary". The Fader. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Jenkins, Brandon (March 5, 2015). "Everything You Need To Know About Allan Kingdom, the Artist Featured on Kanye West's "All Day"". Complex. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Tracy (May 17, 2017). "RESPECT. Interview: Allan Kingdom Talks About His New Album 'LINES'". Respect. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  6. ^ Madden, Michael (March 28, 2017). "Allan Kingdom leads off March's 10-song Twin Cities rap roundup". City Pages. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Johnson, Cecilia (March 6, 2015). "Allan Kingdom 101: What to know about the St. Paul rapper attracting international attention". The Current. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  8. ^ Nostro, Lauren (March 14, 2016). "Interview: Allan Kingdom Speaks on His "All Day" Feature and Working With Kanye West". Complex. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  9. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (January 23, 2014). "First Ave's Best New Bands: He's a Kingdom unto himself". Star Tribune. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  10. ^ Simmons, Ted (December 6, 2013). "Allan Kingdom is Mastering His Domain". Mass Appeal. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  11. ^ Boller, Jay (December 8, 2015). "Rapper Allan Kingdom leads pack of Minnesota Grammy Noms". City Pages. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  12. ^ Fischer, Reed (January 29, 2014). "Allan Kingdom's ambitious hip-hop vision". City Pages. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  13. ^ Siedow, Connor (February 19, 2015). "Allan Kingdom: Interview". The Show Last Night. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  14. ^ Madden, Michael (April 13, 2017). "Allan Kingdom's 'LINES' expands his borders". City Pages. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "Best Hip-Hop Artist (2014) - Allan Kingdom". City Pages. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  16. ^ Siber, Alex (August 2, 2014). "25 New Rappers to Watch Out For In 2014 - Allan Kingdom". Complex. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  17. ^ Robertson, Darryl (January 7, 2016). "Allen Kingdom Releases His Long-Awaited Mixtape, 'Northern Lights' Feat. D.R.A.M, Jared Evan and More". Vibe. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  18. ^ Steyeles, Mike (April 7, 2017). "Allan Kingdom's Album 'LINES' Truly Oscillates". Mass Appeal. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  19. ^ Marrack, Peter (January 28, 2015). "Allan Kingdom: "Don't Sugarcoat Anything"". Green Label. Retrieved January 15, 2016.

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