Dom Kennedy - 1997
This one is a throwback by now, but it hasn't really lost its legs. Kennedy takes a BMW to the desert and raps over a silky beat...what more could you want out of hip-hop?
Dom Kennedy - It Was Beautiful
"Like Stevie on the keys, Isley on the string
Every time I see it, it reminds me of them things
Every time I see you it reminds me of my dreams
Everything is fine, hope I find you when I leave
Just because I style they think I ain't broken
And just because I smile, they be thinking I be jokin
I pass on the blunt and niggas think that I be smokin
Bust my A's hat and people think that I'm from Oakland"
Dom Kennedy - My Type of Party
Dom Kennedy likes to party with lots of girls, and makes that real clear as he turns up with his crew in an LA mansion. This one is as essential as it gets to Dom's catalogue.
Game brought out Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar during his "Documentary" anniversary show in L.A. this weekend.
Dom Kennedy has been working hard since his rise to prominence in 2008. Releasing 7 mixtapes, 2 albums and a bunch of features, Dom may just be the most prolific West Coast rapper in recent history.
From The West Coast With Love is not only the name of Dom's 2010, highly-enjoyed mixtape, but also serves as an introduction to his entire steeze. If someone asked you who Dom Kennedy is, you could easily reply, "that boy is From The West Coast With Love." It's both his best-known work and artistic statement.
With that West Coast love comes all the things his fans love too: cars, clothes, women, good times, sun-drenched beats, money, herb, etc. He isn't the kind of rapper that is going to change your insight on fracking, but he can definitely provide a soundtrack to good times.
With that, we encourage you to have a good time with the following tracks. Enjoy yourself and the music of Dom Kennedy.