Dom Kennedy 
This West Coast rapper epitomizes much of what makes hip-hop so appealing. To wit: He got his start with a mix tape that garnered national attention, and when it did, the laconic MC refused to sign with a major label, choosing instead to start his own; later, he turned down overtures from Interscope in the interest of staying independent. His lyrics feature a sparse lyrical style that pays homage to West Coast forebears such as 2Pac and DJ Quik. Sun 9 p.m.
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