Dom Kennedy Says He May Never Release Another Free Project

Dom Kennedy explains why he believes he will charge for every one of his future releases.

Dom Kennedy, who has released several projects for free, including 2012's Yellow Album, says he may never release another project for free. 

"The Yellow Album was free, but that was only because it was by choice," Kennedy said in an interview with AllHipHop. "I was going into it and that was my mindset. Honestly, after I started making it, I knew it was going to be tight and I could sell it and all that, but in my mind and in my heart, I went in to make this for free. But I don’t know if I’ll ever do a mixtape or something like that–something for free. I don’t really see how it would fit into what I do, especially at this point.

"The goal is to get better and to go harder," Kennedy continued. "If my next goal is to be 10 times better than Get Home Safely, why would I put that out for free if I didn’t put Get Home Safely for free?" 

Get Home Safely was released in October 2013. HipHopDX gave the album a 3 out of 5 X rating. 

"The album’s focus on hyper-locality is as present in the lyrics as it is in the production, and name-drops of Taste of Soul, El Pollo Loco, Kenneth Hahn and Crenshaw do Los Angeles as much justice as the thick, Chronic-style basslines," HipHopDX said of the album at the time. "There are certainly times when something is left to be desired, but even when it doesn’t feel like Dom’s saying much, he’s touching on a visceral component of Funk that’s been absent for quite some time. One characteristic of the album is Dom allotting the last minute of a song to let the beat ride out, stepping in only to repeat a chorus or give a shoutout. He does it on more than half of the tracks, but it’s strangely not a cop out. Instead, Dom lets the vibe of his project speak as loudly as its hooks and verses." 

RELATED: Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely [Review]

24 Comments

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    Get Home Safely was the sh*t!!!!!!! I'm still copping if he drops another well done project

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  • Anonymous

    Then your music may never be heard again LOL

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    • Anonymous

      Broke azz folks, you wasn't buying no music no way. Folks always want free stuff, I tell you what; go pay for studio time, mixing time and mastering time, pay your producers, pay to distribute the music and tell me how long yo azz will keep making free sheit.

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      i bet i bought more albums in the last year than you have

    • hollywood

      LOL who would want fans who comment on Websites anyway. YOu guys do nothing for the culture but cock roach. For real. People who comment dont buy albums, they just comment blogger. And nothing impresses a comment blogger. And if the comment blogger likes something he will question his own integrity I mean come on. I'm not mad at Dom. He is a career artist not a artist who has a quick hit record and done. If you are going to be a career artist the best advice is to literally disrespect a comment blogger cuz he cant do nothing for you anyway. So push one of them in the face or give them the old OPEN NECK slap to the back of the head like we did in elementary school. But if I was a rapper, the last set of people I would cater my craft for is someone who comments on hip Hop dx and ish.

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