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Los Angeles–based hip-hop artist Dom Kennedy rocked the mic from the SOMA main stage during a sold-out show on his “Get Home Safely Tour.”

Kennedy kicked the show off with “Lets Be Friends,” a jazzy rags-to-riches themed song, the first track from his new album.

The MC, under clouds of smoke and his signature blue, green, and red lights, filled the room with smooth vocals as he performed hits such as “South Central Love,” “After School,” and “Still Callin’.”

Known for his relaxed vibe and relatability, the self-proclaimed “Leimert Park Legend” brought the feeling of a summer evening with friends in L.A. to a crowd that packed the venue from wall to wall.

The artist familiarized himself with his audience as he donned the same black L.A. Kings’ Wayne Gretzky hockey jersey and black Dodgers baseball cap worn on the Get Home Safely album cover.

The independent artist made headlines last October as his album reached No. 4 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart without a marketing team or backing from a major record label.

  • Concert: Dom Kennedy
  • Date: February 24
  • Venue: SOMA
  • Seats: General admission
  • Photo courtesy of Nico Hernandez
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