Dom Kennedy Biography
Dom Kennedy(Dominic Ross Hunn)is an American rapper from Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Since 2008, he has produced 5 independent mixtapes, most notably his 2010 “critically acclaimed mixtape” From the Westside with Love.
His first commercial studio album From the Westside with Love II was released on iTunes 28th June 2011. Despite it being his iTunes debut, FTWSWL2 received “a top 10 spot on Hip Hop/Rap albums chart during its release week” and was his’s first album associated with The OPM Company, the American rapper’s self-established record label. His song (My Type of Party) was ranked by Complex at number 43 in the magazine’s Best 50 Songs of 2012 list.
Dom Kennedy Age
Dominic Ross Hunn is better known by his stage name Kennedy is an American rapper from Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Dominic Ross Hunn was born on August22. 1984, in Hanford, CA. He is 34 years old as of 2018.
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In an interview with music media outlet IMFlashy, Kennedy describes his childhood growing up as “normal”. After his parents’ separation, The rapper moved with his mom to Leimert Park. He played baseball to get out of the inner city to stay safe and out of trouble. He also played basketball every day from the age of five to the age of 16.
Dom Kennedy Education
He graduated from Santa Monica high school, and later moved 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, he 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 seat first, but just in 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 that’s 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.”
Dom Kennedy Wife
Working with his cousin Jason Madison, Kennedy released his debut mixtape album 25th Hour in 2008, instantly producing a buzz throughout the south side of L.A. Information about his wife and kids will be updated soon.
Dom Kennedy Net Worth
Kennedy always worked to keep releasing fresh tracks and keep his fans wanting for more. This helped him create a niche for himself and get the name of L.A’s finest rapper. Kennedy has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million dollars as of 2019.
Dom Kennedy Music Career
Working with his cousin Jason Madison, 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, 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. Within the first hours of dropping the mixtape, Kennedy amassed over 10,000 downloads, 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, 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.
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 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,”.
Kennedy also took a personal stance in the mixtape against major hip hop DJ and producer Funkmaster Flex. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
On June 2. 2015, Dom Kennedy released his third studio album entitled, By Dom Kennedy. The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard 200, 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.
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. Then later officially released their debut album “Courtesy Of Half-A-Mil” on November 24. 2017.
Dom Kennedy Mixtapes
- DJ Mustard – 10 Summers: The Mixtape Vol. DJ Mustard.
- Best After Bobby Two.
- – Yellow Album.
- Teeflii – Fireworks (Prod. By DJ Mustard) …
- The Original
- Inner City Hero. …
- HALF-A-MIL 2.
- Stream Kennedy’s Surprise Project “Addicted To The Underground”
Dom Kennedy Get Home Safely
Dom Kennedy Yellow Album
Dom Kennedy Volume 2
One Eye Open
No Matter What
By My Lonely
The Report Aka Glisten
Christopher Columbus (feat. Ray Wright)
Win or Lose
Bending Corners (feat. Krondon)
Around Midnight (feat. Mykestro & Glasses Malone)
Late Night Aka Incomparable (feat. Jay 305)
Fell in Love
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