Released: March 25 (Click Here To Download It Now)
Best Song: "1997"

Some days it seems like there's a million and one "Nah Right rappers"—a new class of upcoming MCs with a little underground following who rarely make noise outside of the blogs—fighting to distinguish themselves on the net. Until recently, Dom Kennedy was one of them, just another streetwear-clad rapper with some spit we didn't know much about. But his latest mixtape album From The Westside, With Love is an instantly likable introduction to the Leimert Park, Los Angeles native. An introspective, witty MC in the vein of Kanye or Drake, Dom creates an appealing fusion of poppy Cali rap with shockingly slick production. Whether he's spitting game on radio-friendly love songs ("Home Alone"), setting a sinister mood ("Play On"), or snapping necks on true-school hip-hop ("Locals Only"), Dom is definitely destined to blow up—maybe even outside the Internet!