Born in Canada, Kingdom launched his rap career at church at the age of nine. A fellow parishioner turned him on to hip-hop, and with his help, Kingdom recorded a Christian rap album before he turned ten. Ten years later, Kingdom was in St. Paul, Minnesota with a husky voice and lyrics that fell somewhere between hardcore and indie. He produced, wrote, and released the Talk to Strangers EP in 2013, which was followed a year later by the Future Memoirs EP. In 2015, he worked with producer Plain Pat plus Kanye West
, and joined Sia
and Paul McCartney
as guests on West
's So Help Me God album. Kingdom's 2016 Northern Lights mixtape featured guests spots from Chronixx
, Jared Evan
, and D.R.A.M.
, and was followed in early 2017 by a full-length LP, Lines. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi