Contents 1 Early life 2 Music career 3 Additional Information 4 Influences 4.1 Musical style and recognition 5 Discography 5.1 Studio albums 5.2 Mixtapes 5.3 Guest appearances 6 References


Early life[edit] Dom Kennedy was born on August 22, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. In an interview with music media outlet IMFlashy, Kennedy describes his childhood growing up as "normal".[1] After his parents' divorce, Kennedy moved with his mother to Leimert Park.[7] Kennedy played baseball to get out of the inner city to stay safe and out of trouble. He also played basketball everyday from the age of five to the age of 16.[8] Upon graduating from Santa Monica high school[9], Kennedy enrolled in Santa Monica College, a two-year junior college in California, majoring in business management. In an interview with Dr. Josh Hamilton in October 2012, Dom gave his reasoning on why he entered college and what his plan B would be. "I mainly focused on business management while I was there, not really thinking about music per se at first, but just on life. You know, like damn if I wasn't rapping or doing anything with music that was kind of where I saw myself in the world. I always hoped I could be an entrepreneur, you know I guess, but thats the aspirations of many people but I just felt like if I was going to learn about anything I might as well learn about structures of corporations, or at least find out everyone's job."[10]


Music career[edit] Working with his cousin Jason Madison,[7] Kennedy released his debut mixtape album 25th Hour in 2008, instantly producing a buzz throughout the south side of L.A. In particular, the song "Watermelon Sundae" was widely played on local radio stations and performed live throughout the area, bringing more attention to Kennedy's music ambitions. Around this time, Kennedy's cousin Madison was a film student at Loyola Marymount University,[7] sparking the beginning importance of visuals in Kennedy's later projects. After his 25th Hour debut, Kennedy released 2 additional mixtapes in 2009; Best After Bobby (the title referring to "Bobby" Robert Kennedy), and Future Street/Drug Sounds. For the Best After Bobby mixtape, Kennedy collaborated with West Coast heavy hitter DJ Sour Milk and the Los Angeles Leakers, producing an instant buzz in underground circles across the country.[11] Within the first hours of dropping the mixtape, Kennedy amassed over 10,000 downloads,[11] officially solidifying his name among some of the top rappers in L.A. However, with the release of From the Westside With Love in 2010, Kennedy became a major hit throughout the underground hip hop scene in L.A. Gaining over 100,000 internet downloads,[12] With the success of From the Westside With Love, Kennedy became a major player on the independent circuit, traveling for performances throughout and outside the country; including a show in Dijibouti, Africa.[2] Kennedy also began releasing an extensive amount of visual material at this time, including From the Westside With Love music videos for songs such as "1997", "Locals Only", and "The 4 Heartbeats". In early 2011, Kennedy released his 5th studio mixtape The Original Dom Kennedy, a tape meant to reflect Kennedy's individuality and sound as an artist. In an interview with MTV News reporter James Lacsina, Kennedy described the project as something that was a testament to himself in the rap game as well as the city he proudly represents: "...with The Original Dom Kennedy, it was a time for me to take a stand in music. The way we grew up and our lifestyle, being kids from the inner city of Los Angeles. I just felt like that was missing,".[2] Kennedy also took a personal stance in the mixtape against major hip hop DJ and producer Funkmaster Flex.[2] On his song "The Homies", Kennedy takes shots at Flex's disparaging remarks regarding the late California rapper Tupac Shakur: "Shit I heard Funk Flex say that Pac ain't shit/ and I hope when you see him that he slap your mouth/" In 2011, Kennedy performed at premier film festival South by Southwest's Music Matters Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The show was hosted by cable entertainment network Black Entertainment Television.[13] Both his performance and that of East Coast rapper J. Cole's were featured online by major, hip hop music magazine The Source (magazine). Kennedy performed his first show outside of the U.S. also in 2011 in Dijibouti, Africa.[14] Following the release of From the Westside With Love II, Kennedy headlined at The Key Club in West Hollywood, California alongside fellow West Coast rappers Overdoz, Epic Twelve, and Black Cobain.[15] Marketed as the show on "7.1.11", the event was sold out, prompting another show the following week, marketed as the "7.7.11" show.[16] In 2012, Kennedy traveled throughout Europe and the United States for his Yellow Album World Tour. The tour started in London in October and wrapped up in San Francisco in December.[17] In early 2013, Interscope Records attempted to sign Dom Kennedy, however he chose to remain independent. His second studio album Get Home Safely was released through his The Other People's Money Company record label on October 15, 2013. The album featured guest appearances from Skeme, Krondon, TeeFLii, Ty Dolla Sign and Nipsey Hussle. Get Home Safely debuted at number 29 in its first week, selling more than 10,000 copies in the United States.[18] On June 2, 2015, Dom Kennedy released his third studio album entitled, By Dom Kennedy[19]. The album peaked at number 23 on the BillBoard 200[20], selling 9,000 copies the first week. On December 23, 2016, Dom Kennedy released his fourth studio entitled, Los Angeles Is Not For Sale, Vol. 1[21]. Dom Kennedy teamed up with Hit-Boy in order to create their own Hip-Hop group entitled Half-A-Mil. They would go on to release three self-titled EP's that dropped sporadically throughout late 2016 into mid 2017.[22][23][24] Then later officially released their debut album "Courtesy Of Half-A-Mil" on November 24, 2017.


Additional Information[edit] In 2014 Dom Kennedy signed Los-Angeles based rap group, Warm Brew to his independent-label OPM.[25][26]


Influences[edit] Kennedy is often heard proclaiming his hometown rep one liner "Leimert Park what's cool". As a kid, Kennedy describes himself as being highly influenced by artists such as "The Notorious B.I.G., Outkast, 2Pac, and LL Cool J"[1] through the fact that by simply listening to their music, he could feel a sense of where they were from. With his music, Kennedy does the same thing, bringing the feel of the inner city streets of L.A. to anyone willing to listen. In an interview with Hip Hop DX, Kennedy talks about the influence behind the L.A. sound in his music: "If anything, and I can only speak for myself, I think that I’m trying to do it like DJ Quik did it, or Ice Cube did it, but this is just my way of doing it therefore I guess it’s natural. But I’m not trying to do anything, you know, different or to say, ‘This is new.’... I set out to do it the way they did it, just in my own way".[7] Kennedy has rapped over a wide range of past and present hip hop beats in his career, consistently bringing the element of L.A. and West Coast hip hop to his music.[27] Such beats include Big Poppa on the track "Notorious Dom" (25th Hour) and Best I Ever Had on the track "Best You Never Had" (Best After Bobby). South by Southwest reports major music executive John Monopoly as saying "He is going to get signed".[12] Musical style and recognition[edit] In 2011, Kennedy was recognized as one of the leading artist in a new wave of West coast hip hop artist.[28] Dom Kennedy is known for his laid back flow, wordplay and unique storytelling.


Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit] List of studio albums, with selected chart positions Title Album details Peak chart positions US US R&B US Rap From the Westside with Love, II Released: June 28, 2011 Label: The Other Peoples Money Company Formats: CD, digital download 96 19 12 Get Home Safely Released: October 15, 2013 Label: The Other Peoples Money Company Formats: CD, digital download 23 4 3 By Dom Kennedy Released: June 2, 2015[29] Label: The Other Peoples Money Company Formats:digital download 23 3 3 Los Angeles Is Not For Sale, Vol. 1 Released: December 23, 2016 Label: The Other Peoples Money Company Formats: digital download - - - Mixtapes[edit] List of mixtapes, with year released Title Album details 25th Hour Released: 2008 Label: Self-released Format: Digital download FutureStreet/DrugSounds Released: 2009 Label: Self-released Format: Digital download Best After Bobby Released: 2009 Label: Self-released Format: Digital download From the Westside with Love Released: March 26, 2010 Label: Self-released Format: Digital download The Original Dom Kennedy Released: March 10, 2011 Label: Self-released Format: Digital download Yellow Album Released: June 21, 2012 Label: Self-released Format: Digital download Young Nation Released: October 12, 2012 Label: Self-released Format: Digital download Best After Bobby 2 Released: September 7, 2015 Label: Self-released Format: Digital download Guest appearances[edit] List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name Title Year Other artist(s) Album "Get Trough" 2010 Casey Veggies Sleeping In Class "Real Estates" Currensy Pilot Talk II "Racing Stripes" Smokee Robinson "Fat Raps (Remix)" King Chip, Chuck Inglish, Big Sean, Currensy, Asher Roth, Boldy James Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG "She Needs Me (Remix)" Kendrick Lamar, MURS Overly Dedicated "Don't Forget The Swishers" King Chip, Pac Div, cArter Independence Day "Friends.Women.Money" 2011 Fly Union TGTC (The Greater Than Club) "Menace II Society" Freddie Gibbs, Polyester The Saint Cold Day In Hell "I Need That" Nipsey Hussle The Marathon Continues "Counting My Money" Overdoz Live for, Die For "No Stress" Skeme The Statement "Pow Wow" Smoke DZA Rolling Stoned "Walk In The M.O." 2012 Freddie Gibbs Baby Face Killa "Grooveline Pt. 1" Schoolboy Q, Currensy Habits & Contradictions "What's Ya Name" Skeme Alive & Living "Another One" Ty Dolla $ign, T. Mills Beach House "This Yick" 2013 YG, Joe Moses Just Re'd Up 2 "She in My Car" Casey Veggies Life Changes "Hella" Wale, YG The Gifted "Checc Me Out" Nipsey Hussle, Cobby $upreme Crenshaw "H-Town" Nipsey Hussle, Cobby $upreme, Teeflii, Skeme Crenshaw "Shoppin" Niko G4, Jay 305 Roll The Dice "Throw Your Hood Up" 2014 DJ Mustard, Royce, RJ 10 Summers "Life Jacket" DJ Quik, Suga Free The Midnight Life "Lord Knows" Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross Sign Language "Golden State of Mind" 2015 Fashawn The Ecology "After Hours" Glasses Malone GlassHouse2: Life Ain't Nuthin' But "Actin' Up" Casey Veggies Live & Grow "Dusk 2 Dusk" 2016 Pete Rock, Smoke DZA, Big K.R.I.T., theMIND Don't Smoke Rock "Bad Azz" 2017 DJ Quik, Problem, Bad Lucc, Boogie Rosecrans "Pretty Girls" Jay 305 Taking All Bets "On da Low" Niko 64 Roll the Dice 2 "Double Up" 2018 Nipsey Hussle, Belly Victory Lap


References[edit] ^ a b c https://web.archive.org/web/20110211095434/http://imflashy.com/2010/08/25/just-be-cool-an-interview-with-dom-kennedy-2/. Archived from the original on February 11, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help) ^ a b c d Gipson, Brooklyne (2011-03-11). "Interview: Dom Kennedy Talks New Mixtape & Wanting 2Pac To Slap Funkmaster Flex". Complex. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20101219225723/http://www.ozonemag.com/2010/12/14/ozonemag-com-interview-dom-kennedy/. Archived from the original on December 19, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help) ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110530074548/http://www.djsemtex.com/blog/2011/05/25/dom-kennedy-reveals-from-the-westside-with-love-2-release-date/. Archived from the original on May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help) ^ Meara, Paul (2011-07-26). "Dom Kennedy Reacts To The Success Of His First Retail Mixtape". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ "Dom Kennedy "My Type of Party" - The 50 Best Songs of 2012 - Complex". Complex. 11 December 2012.  ^ a b c d Graham, Nadine (2011-02-03). "DXnext: Dom Kennedy". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ Pablo, J. "Q&A: Dom Kennedy On The Yellow Album, Maybach Music Group Rumors, And Funkmaster Flex's Tupac Comments". Village Voice. Retrieved 30 April 2013.  ^ "Dom Kennedy Visits His Old High School in 'After School' Video". The Boombox. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ "Dom Kennedy: The Best Rapper Alive ‹ Professu". Professu.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ a b "SUPPORT THE HOMIES: DOm Kennedy | 3rd Eye Drops". 3rdeyedrops.wordpress.com. 2010-04-03. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20110319120316/http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13032. Archived from the original on March 19, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help) ^ SXSW (2011-03-18). "Archive". archive.is. Archived from the original on 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2017-04-14. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ "ViDeo: Dom Kennedy In Africa | HiphopSouth | Watch Us Bring It On". Hiphopsouth.wordpress.com. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ "Ticketfly | Buy Tickets". Keyclub.com. 2015-12-28. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ "Ticketfly | Buy Tickets". Keyclub.com. 2015-12-28. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ Kennedy, Dom. "Dope Its Dom". Retrieved 30 April 2013.  ^ Ju, Shirley (2013-10-30). "Dom Kennedy Says He Wanted Creative Control From Record Labels". HipHopDX.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ "By Dom Kennedy by DOM KENNEDY on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ "Dom Kennedy". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ "Los Angeles Is Not for Sale, Vol. 1 by DOM KENNEDY on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ "Dom Kennedy & Hit-Boy (Half-A-Mil) Team Up to Release Their New Joint EP 'Half-A-Mil 3': Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ "HALF-A-MIL". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ "Stream Dom Kennedy and Hit-Boy's 'Half-a-Mil 3' EP - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ AllHipHop. "Warm Brew Talks Signing to Dom Kennedy's Label OPM And More - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos | Allhiphop". allhiphop.com. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ "Warm Brew Sign With Dom Kennedy's OpM Imprint; Drop New Song "Can Ya Blame Me"". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved 2017-10-24.  ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110422145232/http://allhiphop.com/stories/features/archive/2011/04/17/22677820.aspx. Archived from the original on April 22, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help) ^ "Back to Cali: New School West Coast Rap". Pitchfork.com. 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2016-01-04.  ^ "Dom Kennedy Announces Self-Titled Third Album". BallerStatus.com. May 16, 2015.  Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dom Kennedy (rapper). Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dom_Kennedy&oldid=825627977" Categories: African-American male rappersAfrican-American songwritersAmerican songwritersRappers from Los AngelesUnderground rappersWest Coast hip hop musiciansSongwriters from California1984 birthsLiving peoplePeople from South Los AngelesPeople from Hanford, CaliforniaSanta Monica College alumniHidden categories: Pages with citations lacking titlesPages with citations having bare URLsCS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknownArticles with hCardsCommons category with local link different than on Wikidata


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