Photography by Helina Golaw
My art is a direct reflection of life experiences and the environment in which I reside. From an early age, music has been very influential. Initially, I was drawn to the words and structure of songs. Then it grew into lusting over kicks, snares and bass lines. Music is something I have dedicated my life to for better or worse. Whatever life dishes out is put straight into creation. Performing allows me the opportunity to connect with an audience while sharing a piece of myself. Please take a look at my press kit and see what I have accomplished during my 17 year career. Thank you for your interest in Lefty Rose and I look forward to possibly working with you in the future.
Winner of Group Song of the Year ("Ortolani") and Group Mixtape of the Year ("The Show") with Yours Truly at the 2010 Reno Hip Hop Awards
Nominee for Solo Album of the Year ("Dope Pusher") and Solo Song of the Year ("Funky Worm") at the 2010 Reno Hip Hop Awards
Featured in the full length documentary "Silence Is Sound" by Bay Root Productions
Featured as a URB Next 1000 Artist for URB Magazine
Nominee for Best Hip Hop Artist or Group at the 2005 Sacramento Area Music Awards (SAMMIES)
Highlights from over 300+ shows include:
- The 3 Emcees Tour w/ Mr. P Chill and Mr. Hooper: 2014 (CA, AZ, NV, OR)
- Speak Your Mind Festival: 2010, 2011 (Reno, NV)
- The California State Fair: 2010 (Sacramento, CA)
- Hip Hop Music & Arts Festival: 2010 (Woodland, CA)
- Hip Hop For the Homeless: 2009 (Sacramento, CA)
- Auburn Music Festival: 2007 (Auburn, CA)
- University of California, Davis: 2005
- California State University, Sacramento: 2003, 2004
- Heritage Festival: 2002 (Sacramento, CA)
- Sierra College: 2001 (Rocklin, CA)
De La Soul
Lefty Rose is known to bring high energy to his live shows. He has the ability to capture the crowds attention with precise delivery and raw passion. This live performance video features Lefty Rose at Pignic Pub and Patio in Reno, NV.
Elliot Townsend, URB Magazine
"Lefty Rosenthal, a.k.a. Lefty Rose, hails from the west coast, but his smooth, laid back flow can best be described as a mix between an early André 3000, circa ATLiens and Evidence of Dilated Peoples. Backed by his production crew at Bay Root Productions, Lefty Rose stays true to hiphop roots in thoughtful lyrics and powerful delivery."
"Lefty Rose has the lyrical skill to blow up on the national level."
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