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Casey Veggies Returns With His Highest Profile Mixtape To Date (Audio)

Inglewood, CA MC, Casey Veggies has released the fourth mixtape from his "Greatly Customized" series. The Roc Nation signee has been percolating for years, having put out two albums and several mixtapes, and forging alliances with Dom Kennedy, Rockie Fresh and others. Although it is a free project, Greatly Customized... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of May 2015 in One Playlist (Audio)

The month of May in Hip-Hop brought the return of some MCs who had been gone for a while and a return to form for some who sought renewed inspiration. There were a slew of 90s freestyles, as well as some previously unreleased tracks that leaked from the vaults. Whatever... Read more

Dom Kennedy Releases a True Hip-Hop Love Song (Audio)

When's the last time you heard a Hip-Hop love song? Not a song about a conquest, but one with courtship and true complimentary words about the object of the artist's affection? Some come to mind, like The Roots' "Silent Treatment," dead.prez's "Mind Sex" and Common's "The Light." And, of course,... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Releases a New Mixtape Right Under the Wire. Get Your Mailbox Money (Mixtape)

Nipsey Hussle ends the year with a bang. He drops off his new Mailbox Money mixtape right under the wire. While he offered copies of his last mixtape, Crenshaw, for sale at $100 a pop (100 of which were purchased by Jay Z), he ups the ante with this one.... Read more

Dom Kennedy Returns to Represent That New West Coast Sound (Audio)

Dom Kennedy returns to the scene with "Represent (I Like That)." The synthesizer-driven song feels distinctly West Coast without sounding throwback or derivative. Dom's completely indie grind has allowed him to stay true to his voice and remain one of the most consistent artists of his class. Check it out.... Read more

GOAT: Which One of These MCs Deserves a Shot at Advancing to Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

DJ Quik, Suga Free & Dom Kennedy Hit The Seas For Their New Splash (Video)

From the recently-released Midnight Life, DJ Quik's "Life Jacket" is one of the smoother offerings. Joined by 20-year affiliate Suga Free, as well as one of the artists the Compton, California mainstay has inspired, Dom Kennedy, the trio take to the waters with some female company for the independent single.... Read more

Cookin’ Soul Remixes Nipsey Hussle & Dom Kennedy with Some Classic Jodeci (Audio)

The production duo Cookin' Soul Has lived up to its name with an inspired remix of Nipsey Hussle's "Don't Forget Us," featuring Dom Kennedy. They chop up a Jodeci classic something lovely and concoct a soulful sonic landscape for Nipsey and Dom to get busy. This is feel good music.... Read more

Can’t Wait to Hear DJ Quik’s New Album? Here’s the Full Stream (Audio)

DJ Quik's album The Midnight Life will be in stores on 10/14. The album, Quik's 9th solo, is full of the rich Funk and Soul his fans have come to love over the last couple of decades. And, with features from El Debarge, Suga Free, Dom Kennedy, Mack 10, Joi... Read more

Fashawn and Dom Kennedy Deliver Some New G-Funk on Golden State of Mind (Audio)

As if to reinforce DJ Quik's assertion that G-Funk is alive and well, Fashawn and Dom Kennedy stand up and deliver some new age Cali Funk. In a North/South left coast collaboration, the two MCs release "Golden State of Mind." Check it out. Related: Fashawn & Exile Bring Out The... Read more

DJ Quik Releases a New Song with Suga Free & Dom Kennedy. Get Your Life Jacket (Audio)

DJ Quik's latest release from his upcoming new album The Midnight Life pairs two West Coast G's, old and new. Quik's longtime musical partner Suga Free and Dom Kennedy join him on "Life Jacket." It's a soulful joint with some KNOCK to it. Press play and feel the funk. Related:... Read more

DJ Quik’s New LP Is Inspired By Late Nights, Brings His Homies Old & New To The Party (Audio)

In the onslaught of album announces, DJ Quik jumped in the ring. The Compton Hip-Hop legend let it be known today (September 17) that his ninth album will be called The Midnight Life. The album, planned for October 14 Mad Science Records release, includes some longtime Quik homies such as... Read more

Here’s a Look Back at the Week’s Best Videos in Hip-Hop (8/10/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video brought new music videos from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Spesh & Kool G Rap, Dom Kennedy, Lil Boosie, Saigon, Jeezy, Mick Jenkins, Rick Ross and more, Souls of Mischief discussing their new album, a Dipset reunion with Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Hell Rell, as well... Read more

West Coast Hip-Hop and R&B Has Never Been Stronger. Take a Listen (Audio)

The West Coast established itself as a Hip-Hop powerhouse in the late 80's and early 90's. Artists like Ice-T, N.W.A., DJ Quik, Too Short, Spice 1, Snoop and more were household names, nationwide. That presence has never faded but in the last few years there has been a Cali Renaissance... Read more

Dom Kennedy Reflects on Life Lessons Learned After School (Video)

Dom Kennedy keeps the Heads happy, as the SoCal MC keeps delivering fly visuals from his Get Home Safely album. "After School," was a standout from the Top 25 charting 2013 work, as Dom goes to just the right setting to drive home his recollection from how the game went... Read more

Here’s a Hot New Remix to Nipsey Hussle’s Checc Me Out with Dom Kennedy & Cobby Supreme (Audio)

Producer Slot-A has created a remix to Nipsey Hussle's Checc Me Out that's heavy on keyboards and drums. It sounds like a Just Blaze production, on a G-Funk bender, in the best possible way. Check it out below. Related: Nipsey Hussle Gives the Real on Growing Up in Crenshaw on... Read more

Dom Kennedy Explains His Place In Hip-Hop To Mass Appeal (Video)

Dom Kennedy is so West Coast, and it's part of what's made his music in 2013 (and before) so resonant with fans from Cali and beyond. Speaking with them Brooklyn boys at Mass Appeal Dom explains the void he fills, the Biggie Smalls and Bobby Womack influence, and his unique... Read more

Casey Veggies and Dom Kennedy Make Perfect Ride Around Music in She in My Car (Video)

Casey Veggies releases the video for his Cali collabo with Dom Kennedy. Check out She in My Car. Related: Casey Veggies Gets Smoker-Soulful With Curren$y On Life$tyle (Audio)... Read more

Casey Veggies & Dom Kennedy Remix Faces

Two of 2013's brightest stars from Southern California link up together for the "Faces Remix." Produced by Rob Halladay, this joint showcases the overlap two MCs have, despite differing messages in their solo catalogs. Who do you think, if either, will ink a major label deal first? Related: Casey Veggies... Read more

Nipsey Hussle – Don’t Forget About Us ft Dom Kennedy

With his highly anticipated mixtape dropping today (Crenshaw), Nipsey Hussle gives the Hip-Hop community a taste of what to expect with "Don't Forget About Us." The track also features the all-too-frequent collaborator Dom Kennedy, which gives the song a dope 1-2 Los Angeles MC punch. Related: Nipsey Hussle – Change Nothing... Read more

Dom Kennedy – Dominic

Taking a page from the great Rickey Henderson, Dom Kennedy makes a song about himself in the third-person. Really, the catchy chorus and dreamy '80s R&B-inspired cut is all about Dom's name in other peoples' mouths. Nice Kurupt interpolation too, "Tryna sign Dom? Nigga, Dom'll sign you." Get Home Safely... Read more

Nipsey Hussle – Checc Me Out ft Dom Kennedy

On Arsenio Hall's couch, Kendrick Lamar spoke about the movement he was part of the California Hip-Hop community. Two of the artists he mentioned, Nipsey Hussle and Dom Kennedy, come together for "Checc Me Out," a collaboration in the L.A. Leakers' series—and will also appear on the forthcoming Crenshaw mixtape.... Read more

Dom Kennedy – South Central Love (Video)

What's a 5.0 Mustang drop, if you can't roll in it with your love beside you? Dom Kennedy pays homage to his own version of the "around the way girl." We can dig it. Related: Dom Kennedy – Erica Pt. 1... Read more

Dom Kennedy – Erica Pt. 1

Dom Kennedy speeds up his flow to near double time (at least for him) on his latest release. Still G though...Check out Erica Pt 1. Related: Dom Kennedy – Never (Audio)... Read more

Wale – Hella ft Dom Kennedy & YG

Wale gets some help from Dom Kennedy and YG on his G-funked up song Hella. This is one to ride to. Check it out below. Wale's new album The Gifted is in stores now. Related: Wale – MJ (Prod. Just Blaze) (Audio)... Read more

Dom Kennedy – Never

Here's the latest from Dom Kennedy. Check out Never. Related: DJ Mustard – Nothin’ Like Me ft Dom Kennedy (Audio)... Read more

DJ Mustard – Nothin’ Like Me ft Dom Kennedy

Here's a soulful new joint from Dom Kennedy. Check out Nothin' Like Me. Related: YG – Cali Living ft Dom Kennedy (Video)... Read more

YG – Cali Living ft Dom Kennedy (Video)

YG and Dom Kennedy put it down for the Left Coast. Check out the video for Cali Living. Related: The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards West Coast Cypher ft YG, E-40, Xzibit, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg & DJ Quik (Video)... Read more

Dom Kennedy – My Type of Party (Remix) ft Tyga & Juicy J

Juicy J and Tyga jump on the remix to Dom Kennedy's My Type of Party. Check it out below. Related: Dom Kennedy – DECODED: My Type of Party (Video)... Read more

Snoop Dogg and Dom Kennedy talk hip-hop, food, women and more (Video)

Here's a dope conversation between Snoop Dogg and Dom Kennedy, 2 generations of West Coast MCs. They discuss their influences, West Coast rap, women and more. The discussion takes place on a mock nightly news set and hilarity ensues. Check out the video. Related: A playlist celebrating the career of... Read more

Dom Kennedy – DECODED: My Type of Party (Video)

Dom Kennedy is the latest to participate in the DECODED series. Check out the video of his breakdown of the lyrics to My Type of Party. Related: Dom Kennedy – Yellow Album (Mixtape)... Read more

A lot of hot hip-hop has dropped over the last couple of months. Here’s a playlist featuring some of the best joints from May and June (Audio)

You'll find music from Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Brother Ali, Dom Kennedy, Phife Dawg, MF DOOM, Big Boi, Big K.R.I.T., MMG, Kanye West, T.I., Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Childish Gambino, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Pac Div, Goodie Mob, Large Professor, Snoop Dogg and much more. If you're down... Read more

Dom Kennedy – Yellow Album (Mixtape)

Dom Kennedy drops off a free album. You can listen to and download all of the Yellow Album below.  Related:  Dom Kennedy - Why the Hell Not (Video) Download Mixtape... Read more

Dom Kennedy – My Type of Party

Here's a new one from Dom Kennedy. Check out My Type of Party. Related: Dom Kennedy - Why the Hell Not (Audio)... Read more

Tha Dogg Pound – Bouncin’ ft Snoop Dogg & Dom Kennedy

Here's another multi-generational Cali anthem. Check out Bouncin' by The Dogg Pound featuring Snoop Dogg and Dom Kennedy. 20+ years and G-Funk still lives strong. Related: David Banner - Californication ft Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hu$$le & Ras Kass and 9th Wonder - Enjoy ft Warren G, Murs & Kendrick... Read more

Here is our list of the underground MCs who had the biggest come up in the last year: The AFH Torch Bearers list. These MCs include Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Chuuwee, Dom Kennedy, The Jets (Tradeamark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Sir Michael Rocks), The Kid Daytona, Rittz, Schoolboy Q, Smoke DZA, Stalley and XV. Click here to see why we chose these MCs and to hear some of their music.

There have been a lot of lists declaring top MCs lately; some for the mainstream and some for the underground. In our opinion (and each list is just that--opinions) each list left some things to be desired. So...we decided to take matters in our own hands. Partly in response to... Read more

Schoolboy Q – Grooveline Pt. 1 ft Dom Kennedy & Curren$y

Here's some new heat from Schoolboy Q. It's a laidback, soulful joint from Lex Luger that is a completely different sound than what you're used to hearing from him. Check out Grooveline Pt. 1 ft Dom Kennedy & Curren$y. Schoolboy Q's album Habits & Contradictions hits tonight at midnight. Based... Read more

Dom Kennedy – Why The Hell Not

Here's a hot previously unreleased track from Dom Kennedy. Check out Why The Hell Not. .... Read more

M*Knight – KnightVision Vol 2 (Video Mix)

Here's another incredible video mix from M*Knight. This one features a lot of current music from Kendrick Lamar, ElZhi, Stalley, Dom Kennedy, David Dallas, Freddie Gibbs, Pac Div, Murs, tabi Bonney, Curren$y, J*Davey, Erykah Badu, Black Milk and more (see below for the full tracklist). Once again, it's a true... Read more

Here are some of the best of the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers. These include, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, TechN9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, B.o.B., Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Skillz, Blind Fury and of course Shady 2.0. Click below to check them out.

Who had the best verse? Big K.R.I.T., TechN9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B. Reek Da Villain, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes and Ludacris Lady of Rage, Blind Fury, Dom Kennedy and Skillz Yelawolf, Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9" and Eminem Click here for the rest... Read more

Dom Kennedy’s album was also released today. Here’s a new song from him ft Asher Roth and Sir Michael Rocks.

Check out New Jeeps (stream only). Click here to buy the album, From the Westside With Love II.... Read more

Late on this one but better late…Check out the video for Dom Kennedy’s Grind’n.

This is the first single from Dom's upcoming album, From the Westside With Love 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRm2rLiqNoQ&feature=player_embedded#... Read more

Freddie Gibbs and Dom Kennedy jump on a classic Ice Cube track on There They Go.

This is from a new Freddie Gibbs mixtape, F**kin' With Fred, which you can listen to and download below. Click here to download There They Go.  Here's the Ice Cube joint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjYnMTVsxgI And, here's the Gangsta Gibbs mixtape: Download Mixtape... Read more

Dom Kennedy brings you some more of that new G-Funk with Designer Sh*t.

Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89u_GEsFcpM&feature=player_embedded This is from The Original Dom Kennedy mixtape. If you haven't gotten it already, do yourself a favor and scoop it here.... Read more

Dom Kennedy dropped 1 of the best mixtapes so far this year with The Original Dom Kennedy.

Here's a video for his song CDC off that project. If you missed The Original Dom Kennedy, treat yourself and download it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g3OoTu8rUE&feature=player_embedded... Read more