Hear Allan Kingdom's home state spin on Lil Yachty's "Minnesota"

words by Evan Winter

If any artist from the state were to take on the admittedly risky task of remixing "Minnesota" – probably the Lil Yachty-est of all Lil Yachty tracks – it makes sense that it would be Allan Kingdom. The St. Paul-raised rapper's eclectic sound and whole-hearted self-confidence has made him instrumental in bolstering the state's reputation as a hub of hip hop prowess. From generating national buzz with St. Paul rap-R&B quartet thestand4rd, to his feature on Kanye West's "All Day," Kingdom has undoubtedly been a force in contemporary Minnesota music.

Chock-full of references to the Land of 10,000 Lakes – including a nod to the late Prince himself ("Purple rain on me"), Kingdom puts on for his state in a major way: "I been all around the globe, yeah / But I stay in Minnesota." The beat, co-produced by Dro, gets a rework too; heavier bass and layered croons from Kingdom send the original version's instantly-recognizable piano to the background. 

In the track's description, Kingdom also reveals that a new album is on the way. Check out the remix below.