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Dom Kennedy Speaks On FTWWLII Inspiration (Video)

blame it on Meka July 7, 2011

“I realize that these are people that were probably listening to my music every day or every other day since these projects have come out,” Kennedy told MTV News. “From the Westside, With Love II just came out last week, so it was shocking to me to see people that knew those songs. But the other ones, it was our time to get together and have a good time.”

… Kennedy’s From the Westside, With Love II dropped via iTunes last week, making it his first retail release. It’s the follow-up to his From the Westside, With Love, a project Kennedy felt was really good — most critics felt the same, but he thought it wasn’t complete. He wanted Part II to show his growth. He also wanted it to show that Tuesday evening’s overwhelming reception wasn’t a fluke.

“I built my projects to be the best,” Kennedy said. “Whether it’s a free project, whether my first project just came out on iTunes for $6.99, I built those projects to compete with Lil Wayne CDs, with everybody’s album. Whoever people consider the top album, whether it be selling or music-wise, I want the Dom Kennedy album to stand next to those.”

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