Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy

Biography

Based out of Los Angeles, California, Dom Kennedy (born Dominic Hunn) is a rapper with a fiercely independent streak. With a style that pairs terse, simple lyricism with a knack for narrative, Kennedy took inspiration from West Coast rap legends like 2Pac and DJ Quik and began rapping in the late 2000s, gradually building word-of-mouth buzz through several self-released mixtapes.

Kennedy made his debut in 2008 with 25th Hour, followed by Future Street/Drug Sounds and Best After Bobby in 2009, From the Westside with Love in 2010, and The Original Dom Kennedy in 2011. By this point, he had begun touring across the United States and internationally, playing a show in Djibouti, Africa. Rather than sign on with a label, the talented MC instead decided to start his own label, the Other People's Money Company, which he used to release his own official albums. From the Westside with Love II arrived in 2011 and was a success, hitting the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 album chart. Kennedy toured throughout the U.S. and Europe in 2012, and released mixtapes Yellow Album (which Delicious Vinyl released on vinyl) and Young Nation, as well as the single "My Type of Party." Interscope tried to sign Kennedy in 2013 but he insisted on remaining independent, releasing second proper album Get Home Safely by the end of the year. The album proved to be an even bigger success, hitting the Top 25 and earning critical acclaim. Third album By Dom Kennedy was issued in 2015 with production by Jake One, DJ Dahi, and others.

Discography

Dom Kennedy - From The Westside, With Love II

Dom Kennedy - From The Westside, With Love II

The OpM Company 2011
Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely

Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely

The Other Peoples Money Company 2013
Dom Kennedy - By Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy - By Dom Kennedy

The Other People's Money Company 2015
Dom Kennedy - Los Angeles Is Not For Sale, Vol. 1

Dom Kennedy - Los Angeles Is Not For Sale, Vol. 1

The Other People's Money Company 2016

Guest Appearances

Curren$y - Pilot Talk II
  • Real Estates

Curren$y - Pilot Talk II

DD172 LLC 2010
Polyester - Peace Love Unity Respect
  • Weekend Chicc

Polyester - Peace Love Unity Respect

iHipHop Distribution 2010
DJ Statik Selektah - Population Control
  • Smoke On

DJ Statik Selektah - Population Control

Duck Down, ShowOff Records 2011
Smoke DZA - Rolling Stoned
  • Pow Wow

Smoke DZA - Rolling Stoned

iHipHop 2011
Too $hort - No Trespassing
  • Playa Fo Life

Too $hort - No Trespassing

Dangerous Music 2012
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
  • Grooveline Pt. 1

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Top Dawg Entertainment 2012
Strong Arm Steady - Stereotype
  • Smoke On

Strong Arm Steady - Stereotype

Stones Throw Records 2012
Skeme - Alive & Living
  • What's Ya Name

Skeme - Alive & Living

RBC Records 2012
Problem - Welcome To Mollywood
  • iPhones & Bad Bitches

Problem - Welcome To Mollywood

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC 2012
Nipsey Hussle - TMC
  • I Need That

Nipsey Hussle - TMC

All Money In No Money Out, Inc 2013
Nipsey Hussle - TMC (Acapellas)
  • I Need That

Nipsey Hussle - TMC (Acapellas)

All Money In No Money Out, Inc 2013
Nipsey Hussle - Crenshaw
  • Checc Me Out

Nipsey Hussle - Crenshaw

All Money In No Money Out, Inc 2013
Skeme - Ingleworld
  • Focus

Skeme - Ingleworld

MADE Headlines, LLC 2013
DJ Quik - The Midnight Life
  • Life Jacket

DJ Quik - The Midnight Life

Mad Science 2014
DJ Mustard - 10 Summers
  • Throw Your Hood Up

DJ Mustard - 10 Summers

Pu$haz Ink, Roc Nation Music, Republic Records 2014
Tee Flii - Starr
  • I Don't Need You

Tee Flii - Starr

Epic/Sony Records 2014
R.F.C. - The Outsiders
  • MalVerde

R.F.C. - The Outsiders

iHipHop Distribution 2014
Nipsey Hussle - Mailbox Money
  • Real Nigga Moves

Nipsey Hussle - Mailbox Money

All Money In No Money Out, Inc 2015
Glasses Malone - GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But...
  • After Hours

Glasses Malone - GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But...

Division Media Company 2015
Casey Veggies - Live & Grow
  • Actin' Up

Casey Veggies - Live & Grow

Epic, Vested In Culture 2015
Warm Brew - Ghetto Beach Boyz
  • Hold On To Her

Warm Brew - Ghetto Beach Boyz

The OpM Company 2015
Fashawn - The Ecology
  • Golden State Of Mind

Fashawn - The Ecology

Mass Appeal 2015
Niko G4 - Worth The Risk
  • The City

Niko G4 - Worth The Risk

Roll With The Winners 2016
Polyester The Saint - American Muscle
  • On The Regular

Polyester The Saint - American Muscle

Hellagood Productions 2016
Smoke DZA & Pete Rock - Don't Smoke Rock
  • Dusk 2 Dusk

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock - Don't Smoke Rock

Babygrande 2016
DJ Quik & Problem - Rosecrans
  • Bad Azz

DJ Quik & Problem - Rosecrans

Diamond Lane Music Group, Inc., Blake Enterprises 2017
Curren$y - Pilot Talk: Trilogy
  • Real Estates

Curren$y - Pilot Talk: Trilogy

Jet Life Recordings 2017

Compilations

Nipsey Hussle - Nip Hussle The Great: Vol. 2
  • I Need That

Nipsey Hussle - Nip Hussle The Great: Vol. 2

All Money In No Money Out, Inc 2013