Dom Kennedy made his mark at SXSW Wednesday night with his OPM & Friends showcase at 1100 Warehouse in Austin, Texas. The show which featured some of the brightest up-and-coming artist from the West put the crowd in notice of the super talented MC’s hailing from the left side of the coast. The good folks over at OPM, 40’s & Shorties, Black Manufacturing, and Just Be Dope helped put together a spectacular show that people will surely rememeber at this years 2014 SXSW.
The show featured an array of artist that brought their caliber raps to light and full display. The three man crew, Pac Div would set the tone for the entire night with thier contagious single “Anti-Freeze” which put the crowd in a frenzy. The group would then go on to perform a catalogue of their greatest hits. Another three man crew that would follow-up Pac Div, would be the Ohio natives, Fly Union, who are associated with the West through their California based label. The trio would give the attendees a dose of their favorite joints from TGTC and Super Pack 2.
Rome Fortune and Buddy would hit the stage to bring to bring their tales from the West to life on the mic for those in Texas. Audio Push would continue the Cali vibes with their Hit-Boy produced track, “Theme Song” “Shine” “Turn Down for What” and more from their 2013 critically acclaimed mixtape, Come As Your Are.
The night continued with the presence of Inglewood rapper Casey Veggies serving his usual dose of peas & carrots to all those present. The young MC would go through a bunch of tracks from his previous catalogues: Sleeping in Class, Customized Greatly Vol. 3, and his much acclaimed Life Changes.
The night would end with the Headliner of the night, Dom Kennedy and his OPM artist. Dom would bring on stage with Niko G4, Zeke and to the surprise of all, former incarcerated rapper and longtime friend of Dom, Jay 305. The OPM leader would perform some of his biggest hits from the Yellow Album, From The Westside with Love, The Original Dom Kennedy, and other of his much demanded projects. Of course, Dom would turn the place upside down with “My Type of Party” “1997” and his Get Home Safely melodic track “Dominic.” Dom would give the crowd in hand an exuberant performance that would last for more than an hour.
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