Dom Kennedy is Hip-Hop’s version of a bear. All winter he lays low in sort of a hibernation-like absence. Then, as soon as the temperature begins to take a permanent turn for the warmer, he remerges to provide some of the most authentic summer music of any name in rap. So imagine my joy upon seeing Dom tweet his new album, Get Home Safely, would be arriving this summer to provide the soundtrack to any and every cookout.
RT @opm1997: DOM KENNEDY’S NEW ALBUM “GET HOME SAFELY” Summer 2013.
— DOM (@DOPEITSDOM) March 26, 2013
No word on what the release date is, let alone the lead single, but Dom’s earned the benefit of the doubt at this point. The Yellow Album is still sitting on my iPhone earning spins at the gym and on drives into the city with the windows down, weather permitting.
By the looks of things, a new Kanye album is on the horizon, as well as ScHoolboy Q, possibly Jay-Z and D’Angelo, Future Hendrix, Big K.R.I.T., maybe Drake, The-Dream in May and two or three I’m forgetting.* To only sweeten the selection, it’s not as if Kendrick’s album, that Kareem mixtape and The 20/20 Experience will be running their course anytime soon. And toss a Dom Kennedy project in as the icing on the cake?
Yes, please. Get me to summer quick, fast and in a hurry.
* – Ayo, Nipsey!?!