Dom Kennedy isn’t your typical L.A. rapper. He doesn’t flash gang signs and he doesn’t carry a red or blue rag. However, he does have the ears of hip-hop fans from Watts to Brooklyn—and beyond.

As an Indy artist, the Leimert Park native developed his own cult following with a string of mixtapes and album since 2008. Combining lyrics that focus mostly on the best perks of the California lifestyle: promiscuous women., good weed and house parties that rock all night long has gained him a loyal fanbase. Through his own company O.P.M. (Other People’s Money), Dom also inked his very own deal with Best Buy. For the first time, the mega chain picked up his newly released album, Get Home Safely, but that didn’t come without a very crucial hiccup. One week before the album’s scheduled Oct. 15 release date, Best Buy locations put the project on sale without warning.

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