I always like to say that New York is a very non-New York place. As staunch and “stomp your feet” stubborn as the place can be (remember Big K.R.I.T’s infamous first performance at Manhattan’s SOBs?) they really like to listen to everything. In my neighborhood I’ve heard the locals play everything from Ice Cube to even Chingy (no, seriously).
So watching Dom Kennedy talk the differences between the West and East on Hot 97 are relatively interesting, because he’s one of those universally-liked musicians across the country. He brings up these differences in hit sit-down with Ebro and his morning crew, as well as why he’s remained an independent artist despite immense attention from the major labels, and much more.
By Dom Kennedy is out now.