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Dom Kennedy, From The Westside, With Love II

Since making a formal introduction on his debut The 25th Hour in March 2008, Dom Kennedy has been the epitome of his unique brand of Left Coast cool. With his first retail offering, From The Westside, With Love II, the Leimert Park representative invites listeners to his world.

FTWWLII is a throwback-styled album for the digital age, from the sultry funk of “Come Over” to the smooth groove of the lead single “Grind’n,” produced by Taylor Gang beatsmith Cardo. Not content with riding solo, he lets Big K.R.I.T. ride shotgun on “2MPH,” and trades bars with The Cool Kids’ Mikey Rocks and Asher Roth on the impressive “New Jeeps.”

Despite many of the album’s cuts revolving around the topics of finances, females and the lifestyles of the flashy and fabulous, Dom’s stoic demeanor bounces off the relaxed soundscapes with such aplomb that the results are loose yet refined, whether waxing poetics on his aspirations on opener “Dom’s Prayer” or alongside Casey Veggies and ScHoolboy Q on the apropos “Beats, Hoes & Rhymes.” From The Westside, With Love II may not revolutionize rap music, but it is another welcome addition to the revitalized New West. —Meka Udoh

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  • yuh

    this whole mixtape was dope… I’m laugh at these sleepers when he blow up.

    • ssssssss

      this is not a mixtape.

  • Tru Talk



    The new west be on the rise, keep a lookout on all the new left coast artist they going places and making real HIP-HOP

  • YOM

    I’m late to the party but I fucks with son. Gonna pick this up and all I’ve been bumping lately is “1997″ & “Designer Shit”.I like the vibe of that “Grinding” too!

  • Nunya

    Tell me how he gets an L in Originality and Lyrics and and XL in beats….and gets an XL.

    Tell me how Lil B get an XL in Beats and Originality but an L in lyrics…and gets a L.

    Ya’ll just as bad as the government. smh

    • mark

      lil b got an M in lyrics, so that explains why he got an L overrall.

      • http://xxl 40water619

        lol. he probly shoulda got an ‘S’ for his “lyrics”. lol.

  • Tracie

    Dom Kennedy has been one of the premier voices of the “New West Coast” for a long time now. Radio heads are only now starting to hear this good music. Dom will be a legend one day. If not, he should have been.

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  • jim

    How hell did this get a XL. Dom Kennedy is ass. This Bullshit deserves a S

    • Francois

      See, that’s the problem right there. People like you don’t know good music when you hear it, probably some 17 year old kid who listens to Lil’ Wayne and Wiz Khalifa. Be gone kid, and take all those other wack ass posers with you.

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