Dom Kennedy

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About Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy has forged a name for himself in Hip-Hop, via a string of well-received mixtapes leading to a couple of albums released on his own label. With an entrepeneurial spirit, Dom Kennedy has implanted his own brand of straight-forward lyricism over smart, distinctly west-coast production. He began releasing mixtapes in '08, receiving substantial cred' in the L.A. underground with his 2010 mix, "From the Westside with Love." The L.A. rapper has since worked with Ty Dolla Sign, Skeme, and Nipsey Hustle. His acclaim was such that Interscope tried to sign him, but Dom, true to his indie roots, chose to remain independent. 2013 saw the release of his second album, "Get Home Safely," featuring collaborations with Krondon and TeeFLii, with production largely done by The Futuristiks and DJ Khalil.

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  • Dom received a major in business management from Santa Monica college.
  • Kennedy places a large emphasis on visuals accompanying his tracks.
  • He turned down an offer from Insterscope, favoring his own label, Other People's Money.
  • He cites his biggest influences as Biggie, Outkast, and LL Cool J, among others.
  • He had a feud with mega-producer, Funkmaster Flex, regarding the producer's perceived ill comments towards West-Coast legend, 2pac.

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