Friday Napster Freebies

by Erica Sadun

Welcome to this week's edition of Friday Napster Freebies. These un-DRMed MP3 files are free for a limited time and can be downloaded from just about any country. Enjoy!

"Love Fades" by Amnesty
Providing a counterpoint to early Parliament, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Sly & The Family Stone, this relatively obscure Indianapolis outfit's previously unreleased early '70s recordings, now available for the first time, bring a heavy funk all their own. Get a taste with this free download.

"Death of Me" by Tony Lucca
Despite being named the Best Male Singer/Songwriter at the 2001 L.A. Music Awards and opening for such acts as *NSYNC and Marc Anthony, this guitar-playin' bard has kept a level head. Today's free download is from his fourth album, Canyon Songs.

"Against Myself" by Joel Kroeker
On a quest to expand the boundaries of pop music, this well-traveled songwriter from Winnipeg has released his sophomore album, Closer to the Flame, which includes this insightful tune about seeking inner harmony.

"Magic City" by 2XL
This twin-brother rap duo has overcome childhood adversity and is now climbing the charts, thanks to this track produced by hitmaker Scott Storch. It's the lead single from their debut album, Neighborhood Rapstar.

"I Love This Game" by Master P
If you're a fan of professional basketball, you've definitely heard this ode to the game by the No Limit rap mogul, who also happens to be a former NBA player. Downloading today's track will help you root for your favorite team between games.

"Peoples" by Sabotawj
Hailing from the rich and storied underground hip-hop scene of San Diego, CA, Sabotawj's mission is to "bring the originality back to the culture." Check out today's free download from his new album Key 2 Da City.

"Getting Clean in the Dirty South" by Sparks The Rescue
These teenage phenoms have been rocking shows all over Maine and New Hampshire, sharing stages with contemporaries such as Hawthorne Heights, Saosin, and A Change of Pace. Today's free download is from their five-track EP, The Secrets We Can't Keep.