Rapper Dom Kennedy announced that he will be releasing his highly anticipated From The Westside With Love 3 album, a follow-up to his From the Westside with Love II and From The Westside With Love projects.
The latter dropped as a mixtape in March 2010, followed by From the Westside with Love II, which was released as his first studio album. The record featured guest appearances from Asher Roth, Mikey Rocks, Polyester, Big K.R.I.T., Casey Veggies, and Schoolboy Q. It landed at No. 19 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
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“When I decided to release the first From the Westside with Love in March 2010 I wanted to prove to myself that I could make a body of work that would reach way beyond just my neighborhood in Los Angeles,” says Dom Kennedy. “It was a gut check for me to show my love for the genre of rap and what I could possibly bring to it. A year later we dropped “From the Westside with Love II” which many believe to be one of my best efforts. At this point in my career I’m still in love with making great rap music. I decided to cement my true legacy with another gift, From the Westside with Love III.”
The L.A. native has had quite the impact in the rap game with his laidback flow and simple lyricism, taking inspiration from a few rap legends, including DJ Quick, Tupac, and the Notorious B.I.G. He stepped onto the music scene made his debut in 2008 with 25th Hour, From The Westside With Love in 2010, and The Original Dom Kennedy in 2011. After not being able to find a record label to his liking, the MC started his own label –The OPM Company (Other People’s Money), which he used to release his own albums.
From The Westside With Love 3 is due out this Spring.
As an independent artist, Kennedy is taking over – not only on his own, but also by working with talented acts such as Kehlani, Big Sean, Hit-Boy, Nipsey Hussle and many more. Dom Kennedy is well on his way to becoming a household name.