Lefty Rose has released a new single, Gone (5000), now streaming in all locations.
As music released today seems to sound quite monotonous, Lefty Rose comes across as a breath of fresh air to fans of raw and gritty Hip Hop. From Calvada, (what he fondly calls his home of California and Nevada) Rose captures his listeners attention with sharp lyrics, witty subject matter, clever word play and a smooth voice, These traits allow Lefty connect with his audience whether live performance or recorded material. His delivery and vocal styles vary from aggressive to laid back and come across as effortless as a mere conversation. Production duties were mostly handled in-house by Bay Root; a production team who’ve helped mold Rose’s sound since 2000. Using what he’s learned from Bay Root, Rose has taken the reins and begun self-producing his own records.
Lefty Rose (then known as Kaution) emerged on the Sacramento underground Hip Hop scene in early 2001 after developing his love for music in the San Francisco Bay Area and Reno, Nevada. Rose created a buzz for himself by competing in local battles in which he did extremely well. This drew the attention of The CUF; a well respected Sacramento Hip Hop group who took Lefty under their collective wing and helped him start his musical career. From there, Rose performed at hundreds of events and shared the stage with well known artists such as De La Soul, Digital Underground and Hieroglyphics among others. He created his own independent label, Calvada Sound Company and has released 14 projects since 2002. His self-driven, grassroots approach has paid off by creating a solid core fan base.
Known to wear many hats, Lefty is a recording artist and songwriter. He is also a producer, audio engineer and photographer working under the name JÄYWLKR. Rose is constantly looking for ways to challenge himself. Starting up J.Walker Media as an additional creative outlet was a natural progression for Rose . Attention is being focused on developing and expanding both brands. He is an artist in every sense of the word who has a sound that is distinctive and a style uniquely his very own.
Below is the new video form Sacramento’s own, Dirk Dig, featuring another local R&B artist, Levi Moses. Something smooth for the grown folks to vibe to. Single from Dirk Dig’s upcoming album “Past, Present, Future”
Shot and edited by: Emoe
Unlimited Sounds Publishing & Distribution is proud to announce the addition of White Knuckle Riot to our team of artists, songwriters, and producers.
White Knuckle Riot was formed in California in order to deliver the people a politically charged message, conveyed in heavy rock, haunting lyrics and driven desire. Each member of the band has 20+ years of musical and entertainment experience. Having shared the stage with countless powerhouse bands over the years such as Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Deftones, Seether, Chevelle, Stone Temple Pilots and many, many more! Through a chain of events that can only be described as destiny, the 5 members of WHITE KNUCKLE RIOT have converged into this powerful entity and are spreading the message of political dissent through heavy rock music.
Tennessee based Antler Hopkins released their new album Eat People on May 20th. The guys gave us a few minutes of their time for the below interview where we discuss making baby music (without any babies) and how being around Nashville influences some of the music they create.
What do you think makes a band successful?
Patience, passion, unity well really the relationship is the biggest part of it. Not only are we band members but we’re best friends. We would say what truly makes a band successful is at the end of the day being able to say that we’re great friends wanting to make baby making music, without the babies, and instead of just saying we’re a band.
Success is measured in many different ways but having friends there enjoy the spoils of said success together, that’s just Antlers way of success!
Has your style changed from when you first started making music?
Crazy thing is that our style changes with every song we write! It’s just one of the awesome perks of having four different musical backgrounds in a unity to calibrate with.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
The space between our left ears and our right ears Oh and Miranda.
What does your creative process look like?
Jeff and Bruce are the lyrics master minds of what is Antler Hopkins. So they would just have the lyrics and an idea of how the song would go. So Quan and Justin comes in and the music and the groove! So in better words Jeff and Bruce are like the raw uncooked chicken and when Quan and Justin comes in they add
Is there something about the Nashville area that contributes to your creativity as an artist?
The fact that our songs have a lot of religious undertones. Oh, and the song sycamore is like an homage to Nashville.
Rivermaker is a rock band out of Los Angeles. Their music channels the vibes of easy California days and is perfect road trip music for any rock fan.
Be sure to have “Shifter” on repeat, off their new EP Finishing Touches.
Each song tells a story and takes the listener on a melodic journey. If you’re a fan of Radiohead or similar vibes, you’ll definitely want to add Rivermaker to your playlist.
Antler Hopkins is a four-piece indie rock group from Nashville that has been putting out a lot of great music lately. Their new album Eat People hits stores tomorrow May 20th!
If you’re a fan of Johnny Cash or Cage the Elephant, be sure to check this group out. Their catchy melodies and rock roots are sure to make for a great summer soundtrack.
Check out their single “Planet Red” below. You can pre-order Eat People here.
Featuring smooth beats, thoughtful lyricism and addicting melodies, “Chakra” by Speck Rex, available Friday, May 20th, is a new work that the hip-hop world cannot overlook.
Speck Rex has been on the hip-hop scene for a few years now since honing his craft while in college. He has matured throughout the years as an artist, which can be heard in his SoundCloud archives. Warm up to his sound with hits such as “Comets” and “October”.