DOM P: UPTOWN MC
Over here at República, we often discuss the state of Hip-Hop and how so much of the artform's creativity has been lost amidst commercialism. But then we come across acts like Dom P, a New York City, Washington Heights-based (Northern Manhattan) MC with story-telling skills that remind us of the genre's original essence. You can check out some of what we mean on his latest mixtape The Haze: A Sonnet To Washington Heights, where the young poet explores everything from casual summer love to the two-sided realities of neighborhood gentrification. Rock on!