Age: 28
Essential Listening: The Yellow Album
If You Don't Believe Us Listen To: "My Type of Party"

The West Coast is going through a revival right now. Acts like Odd Future, Kendrick Lamar, and ScHoolboy Q continue to prove the future of L.A. hip-hop is bright. But that's not all.

The City of Angels also has Dom Kennedy, a quality rapper with a strong message and an addictive flow to match. For whatever reason, his buzz always seems to get lost in the shuffle, which is too bad, because as "My Type of Party" and The Yellow Album showed earlier this year, he can hang with the best of them.

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