Local notes: Allan Kingdom's 'Memoirs,' Grumpy's goes folk

  • by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 10, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Almost as suddenly and nonchalantly as one of the many music videos he posts, inventive DIY St. Paul rapper Allan Kingdom dropped a new album last week via iTunes and Bandcamp titled “Future Memoirs.” The 12-track collection includes production by Kid Cudi cohort Plain Pat, Ryan Olson, Psymun and Audio Perm’s Bobby Raps. Wunderkind falsetto singer Spooky Black guests on the single “Wavey,” which Fader featured on its June mixtape. It offers a good hint of the album’s psychedelic, nervy, jittery flavor. It’s probably not Allan Kingdom’s breakthrough record but suggests it’s going to be a wild ride until then. …

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