Dom Kennedy

This underground rapper has made a lot of noise in the industry since the debut of his 2008 mixtape, 25th Hour. The California native quickly earned a spot among LA's elite and has been endorsed by everyone from The Game to Rick Ross. Constantly building his fanbase with mixtapes and YouTube videos, the BET Music Matters artist released his first official studio album on iTunes, From The Westside with Love II, in 2011.