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on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 12:34

LMFAO are laughing all the way to the bank. Love them or hate them, the cartoonish Los Angeles-based duo now all but own a certain cross-section of the 14-24 year-old party set thanks to cult favorites such as “I’m In Miami Bitch,” kitschy YouTube videos and energetic live shows (a sold out House of Blues engagement earlier this month proved LMFAO is no fluke). Redfoo and Sky Blu (yes, that’s what they go by) timed a string of catchy electro-influenced singles perfectly this year; just as an emergent pop-leaning sound was breaking on mainstream rap and pop stations nationwide. You can bet was listening to LMFAO last year when the Black Eyed Peas wrote “Boom Boom Pow,” a song that spent weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 this summer. The BEP ringleader was actually instrumental in helping the merry pranksters land their deal with Interscope, as the group tells URB in an interview that took place inside an infamous bi-level apartment in the Hollywood Hills where four people were gunned down in 1981 during the Wonderland murders (Redfoo and Sky call it home sometimes). Their latest single,” Shots,” features Lil Jon and is seemingly a lock for repeat plays inside all manner of dodgy dorm rooms and less-than-reputable frat houses nationwide this fall. LMFAO’s debut full length, “Party Rock,” dropped yesterday, July 7th.