Photography by Helina Golaw

Artist Statement

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.


Lefty Rose




Lefty Rose is an independent recording artist, producer and audio engineer from Northern California.  Since he began his career in 2001, Rose has released over 15 projects and shared the stage with the likes of De La Soul, Hieroglyphics and the Living Legends.  He is a 2-time Reno Hip Hop Award winner and SAMMIE best Hip Hop Artist nominee.
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March 2011
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

October 2009
Featured in the full length documentary "Silence Is Sound" by Bay Root Productions

April 2009
Featured as a URB Next 1000 Artist for URB Magazine

June 2005
Nominee for Best Hip Hop Artist or Group at the 2005 Sacramento Area Music Awards (SAMMIES)


Career Highlights

Live Performance
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)
Lefty Rose has shared stages and performed
with some talented musicians including:

De La Soul
Digital Underground
Living Legends
Jay Electronica
Pharoahe Monch
Camp Lo


  1. 1 Gone (5000) 03:33 Info
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  2. 2 H O T B _ Cecil's Burgers 07:06 Info
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  3. 3 Rose Stems 04:14 Info
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  4. 4 Here We Go 03:09
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  5. 5 New Bonds 01:54 Info Free
  6. 6 Beats & Rhymes feat. Omega 03:34 Info
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  7. 7 Ortolani ft. No Question & Bamboo 02:20
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  8. 8 Concrete Jungle 02:42 Info
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