When it comes to the current state of west coast hip-hop, summertime always for sure means one thing: A new Dom Kennedy project! Today the Leimert Park emcee released his third commercial self-titled album. This is a much appreciated summer kick off release from Dom with many solid tracks to offer. The third track “On My Hometwon/Nobody Else” is one of the highlights followed by the nostalgic song “Lemonade” where Dom raps a little bit about his son Chip. Another good vibe off the record is the single “Represent (I Like That).” The main thing that tarnishes the record as a whole is the lack-luster hooks and the cut and pasted lyrics. Dom’s past work has much more hit value to it than this new album. However the record is enjoyable with a high replay value. We’ll call Dom Kennedy a 3.5/5 flies.