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Dom Kennedy passed on big offers to do it his way. And it’s paying off
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In the genre of hip-hop, perhaps more so than in any other type of music, it’s almost standard practice for artists to come and go overnight. The “Lamborghini dreams and beach house wishes” that Wiz Khalifa rapped about in 2009 have hooked countless aspiring emcees, but more often that not, the attraction rapidly morphs into distraction and the dreams are never realized – not even at Acura and apartment level, forget Lambos and beach houses. In order to make a career out of music, longevity needs to be the goal, yet most up-and-coming rappers fail to recognize this. They’ll subconsciously sacrifice a foundation for 15 minutes of fame and be dumfounded when their one hit song they poured everything into grows stale. Luckily, Dom Kennedy, who comes to the Middle East Downstairs Saturday night, is not most rappers. More