Although not together, Brother Ali (who recently spoke on accidentally kicking Justin Timberlake off stage) and Dom Kennedy both recently took part in Mass Appeal‘s Off Tha Wall series.
We caught up with Brother Ali while in Minnesota and got a chance to chop it up with him. Ali was an articulate and extremely humble individual, who seemed to be in a constant state of appreciation for his success. During our interview we discussed what inspired him to start rhyming, his top three emcees, why Drake owes a lot to Lauryn Hill, and much more.
In this episode, Dom talks about “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Godfather,” and how he’s structuring his life and career to parallel Michael Corleone. He also explains Biggie and Tupac’s influence and the story behind his latest project Get Home Safely, which is about a boy who grew up watching the rise and fall of hip hop. He also speaks on wanting to work with Pharrell Williams, whom he praises as the “producer of the decade” and his love for Bobby Womack.
Dom’s new album Get Home Safely is available on iTunes, while Brother Ali’s Left In The Deck is available here.