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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dom Kennedy's Get Home Safely review

Dom Kennedy's Get Home Safely Review

The South Central rapper released his second studio album titled 'Get Home Safely' on October 15th, after the success of his last project, the street classic 'Yellow Album', as well as touring and expanding his OPM movement. Earlier this year, Dominic Hunn aka Dom Kennedy announced that his next project would be his second studio album titled, Get Home Safely, promising the best quality music you'd hear from him to date. Kennedy also stated that if you've never been introduced to his music prior to this album, it's a great way to become familiar with his repertoire.

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It's safe to say that Dom Kennedy has had his schedule busy this year, performing at some of the biggest Hip-Hop festivals such as Paid Dues and Rock the Bells along with other west coast acts such as Nipsey Hussle and Black Hippie to name a few. Not to mention that the album would be released under his own label “Other People's Money” keeping his time occupied, the scheduling might have contributed to do with the album not being able to meet several release dates. Originally scheduled for a summer release, in August, GHS was delayed as Kennedy announced for an October 1st date which was later pushed back, finally settling for an October 15th release.

Get Home Safely” is a 16 track project not including the two tracks that accompany the deluxe version of the album, from the get-go the album starts off with the song “Let's Be Friends”, which he premiered at this year's Paid Dues in Devore, CA, (which I was personally able to witness having been in attendance). The following four tracks, “17”, “All Girl Crazy”, “After School” and “If It Don't Make Money” are instant classics to my ears, mainly because they're derivative of his independent street albums. Along with paying homage to his South Central stomping grounds as well as including the playboy rap, Dom Kennedy had been quoted to say that this album would be a blend of his old style along with a new sound.

Get Home Safely is a good album for those who want to hear a new type of sound coming out of Los Angeles that doesn't include gangsta rap, then this album is the product to send you on your way to enlightenment. I give this album my stamp of approval, enjoy.

Be Safe

Sincerely, Miguel Zamaguey

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