Who is Dom Kennedy and what is his net worth 2018? If you are a fan of old school American rappers who ruled the game during the turn of the century you must have surely heard of Don Kennedy. Don Kennedy was born as Dominic Ross Hunn in California. Dominic has been active in the music scene from 2008. He had his first big break in 2010 with the release of his special mixtape, ‘From the Westside with Love’. Dominic is 32 years old and a proficient Hip Hop rapper.
Dominic was born on August 22, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. Dominic had what one would describe as a normal American Childhood. His parents divorced soon after and he and his mother moved to Leimert Park. Dom was a very cautious person and he knew that staying in the inner city would cause him trouble and so he went out to play baseball frequently.
He was also an amazing basketball player and he kept his skills perfectly honed by ensuring he played basketball every day from when he was 5 up to when he turned 16 years old.
After finishing high school, Dom decided to go to Santa Monica College and enroll in a two-year business management program that would help him realise his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Dom knew from a young age itself that music was where he needed to be and what he wanted to do.
He enrolled in the business management programs because he was very interested in how an organisation worked and he wanted to see if he could make a career out of being an entrepreneur. He also wanted to open his own record production company and having a business degree would go a long way in helping him realise his dream.
The official start of Dom’s career was in 2008 when he released his first debut mixtape which immediately went viral in South L.A. where he resided. One of the songs from the album which was called Watermelon Sundae became a public favourite with the frequent radio playing and live performances throughout the night scene in L.A.
This shot up his popularity ratings and created a buzz about this new rapper in town. Kennedy had actually worked on this project along with his cousin Jason Madison who, at that time was enrolled for a film course in Loyola Maryland University. This would later help Kennedy out in deciding on the visuals of his music videos.
After the phenomenal success of his first album, ‘25th Hour’ he started work on two others mixtapes which he released in 2009. They were called Best after Bobby and Future Streets. For the Best After Bobby album, he had collaborated with DJ Sour Milk and this immediately created a buzz in the underground circles which led to an astonishing 10,000 downloads of the album within just hours of its release.
Dom’s popularity kept increasing as he released fresh tracks almost every year and in 2013, he was approached by Interscope Records attempting to sign him on. However, Kennedy politely refused and chose to remain independent.
Net Worth of Dom Kennedy
It may come as a surprise to you that a rapper who started his career barely 10 years ago could be worth $1.2 million. However, it is obvious that this level of success is only because of Dom’s hard work and determination. Kennedy always worked to keep releasing fresh tracks and keep his fans wanting for more. This helped him create a niche for himself and get the name of L.A’s finest rapper.
2011 was the year in which Dom released his first studio album which became a runaway hit and made Dom richer and more popular. The release of his 2015 album “By Dom Kennedy” was a huge point in his career as it helped him increase his net worth to $1.2 million. He has appeared in several Hip Hop magazines all of which help him to increase his net worth.
Even though Dom is a very private person and doesn’t flaunt his celebrity status, he is very popular in the L.A. scene. He is very down to earth and that made sure he had a strong fan base. Dom is an example for anyone fearing that they may not shine because they feel they missed their chance. Kennedy proved that if you have talent, anything is possible!