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Dom Kennedy On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Dom Kennedy On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper and songwriter:


From the westside with love, Dom came through and gave them a great one. Here’s what they got into:

  • Where his straightforward and efficient approach to his pen game evolved from
  • Balancing lyrics depicting a life of indulgence while keeping a conscious tone
  • Appreciation for rapper/actor Krondon of the group Strong Arm Steady
  • Growing up in Leimert Park, LA and how it impacted him as an artist
  • Things learned attending college, majoring in business management
  • Linking up with his cousin Jason Madison to put out ’25th Hour’
  • Discussion about the importance of visuals in the world of music
  • How ‘From The Westside With Love’ series of records represent him
  • Love for Earle’s On Crenshaw, being a staple in his community
  • Meeting and becoming friends with Rick Ross
  • Why his song “My Type Of Party” was so well received by fans
  • Taking inspiration from the film “The Warriors” for ‘Get Home Safely’
  • The positives and negatives from LA’s gentrification
  • The importance of understanding hood codes growing up in his community
  • Why he chose to remain independent even after receiving an offer from Interscope
  • His friendship with Nipsey Hussle and their seamless chemistry in the studio
  • Walking through the creation of Nipsey Hussle’s album ‘Victory Lap’
  • Meeting Nipsey and seeing the living example of what Dom wanted to accomplish
  • The Game contacting Dom for a collaboration on ‘Born 2 Rap’
  • Dom’s respect and admiration for rapper/producer Hit-Boy
  • Current focus on ‘From The Westside With Love III’
  • What Dom wants his legacy to look like

“People’s Party With Talib Kweli” is also available to give a listen via Spotify | SoundCloud | Google Play | Apple | Luminary


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