Dom Kennedy's 25 Favorite Albums

Anita Baker, Rapture (1986)

Label: Elektra

Dom Kennedy: "Anita Baker, Rapture album. That’s one of my favorite artists, too. I keep that Anita Baker album. Yeah, I love Anita Baker, just the style of it. It's just some ghetto classical music. [Laughs.] That’s all it reminds me of a little bit.

"Man, you know what, when I was a kid, I probably wasn’t paying attention to it too much like Luther Vandross and Anita Baker. Things like that. Because you know, you are a kid. You getting sold rap and you like rap and all of this shit. But I just love it now more so before the time. You know, seeing how long it’s lasted.

"I remember my mom’s reactions to the singing songs. We would just be in the car. That’s moreso the memories. When I hear the song, I am thinking about being a kid and it made me feel good. And that’s what music should do. You listen to it, but if it don’t make you feel nothing, it don’t really matter. That’s what those songs and artists like that they teach you. There’s a reason why all those songs sound just as good today because of the things they are talking about. The passion. The lyrics. The delivery."

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