We were floored by Minnesota-based rapper Allan Kingdom‘s 2013 mixtape Talk to Strangers, so naturally we asked him to join the cast of this year’s Sunset Selections. He quickly blessed us with “Cheez,” which to me sounds like the most zen trip into a lost Tibetan monastery. The sparse beat is challenged by Kingdom’s questioning (“so why you trying to climb up my sycamore tree?”) and a razor sharp closing verse. Talent-wise, I think the sky is the limit for Allan Kingdom, and with friends/fans like Plain Pat and Poliça, I just don’t see him not making a big splash in hip-hop and music in general.
Sunset Selections will be here on 10/10 (next Thursday!). The final single comes out next Tuesday (10/8).