Dom Kennedy at Larimer Lounge, 12/03/12

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Dom Kennedy last night at the Larimer Lounge.


Dom Kennedy hit the stage to a packed house at the Larimer Lounge last night, and, riding a wave of nostalgia, he urged, "If you're a '90's baby, put ya hands up." Rocking a fitted Dodgers hat and Stanford hoodie and backed by his OpM crew, Kennedy wooed the crowd with soulful samples and party records reviving that old West Coast fun loving style, proclaiming, "You ain't heard nobody like this since Snoop," during his song, "I Love Dom."

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Before Kennedy took the stage, his road manager hyped up the crowd. "Y'all ready to see my nigga Dom? We came all the way from Cali to rock with y'all, Denver. Whats up?" After a loud response, the rapper emerged with his hoodie over his head and performed "Honeys and Money." The song, driven by a Notorious B.I.G. sample, made the crowd sway, as Kennedy climbed on the front speakers saying, "I gotta see all the people in the back. Let's do this Yellow Album shit."

Antonio Valenzuela
Dom Kennedy last night at the Larimer Lounge.

The crowd, which went crazy when Kennedy performed "This is My Type of Party," turned up another notch when he dropped the Kendrick Lamar assisted "We Ball," loudly sang along with the lines, "I only fuck with playas and pimps." About 11 p.m. or so, Kennedy took a breather while a member of his OpM crew, Niko G4, who got things going just before Kennedy took the stage, returned to rock his part to "PG Girls," assisted by the rest of the crew.

Antonio Valenzuela
Dom Kennedy singles out a lucky fan last night at the Larimer Lounge.

Kennedy returned after they rocked another party song without his hoodie, and he went directly into "When I Come Around" and "1:25." At some point during the song, he reached out into the crowd and invited a girl in tight blue Dodgers shirt to the stage. When she made her way up to the stage, he sat her down on chair and serenaded her for a bit before performing "1997," a cut from From The West Side with Love. Kennedy brought the OpM crew back out to close the night with a song from the Young Nation album.

Antonio Valenzuela
Dom Kennedy had the crowd hyped last night at the Larimer Lounge.

Location Info


Larimer Lounge

2721 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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