L-FRESH THE LION IS RENOWNED FOR HIS POWERFUL PRESENCE, INSPIRING LIVE SHOWS AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING LYRICISM. IN A SHORT SPACE OF TIME, THE WESTERN SYDNEY ARTIST HAS GONE FROM UNDERGROUND COMMUNITY EVENTS AND CIPHERS TO NATIONAL TOURS AND MAJOR FESTIVALS. IT SPEAKS OF AN MC WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE AND SELF-BELIEF.
Inspired by the soulful movement in US hip hop of the late 1990s / early 2000s, and the love and respect for his own cultural and ancestral roots of the Sikhs from Punjab, India, L-FRESH is an artist like no other.
Aligning himself with many social justice issues, L-FRESH The LION has dedicated himself to working tirelessly in the community. His debut album One (May, 2014) announced L-FRESH The LION as part of a new generation of hip hop artists currently making waves in the music industry. It’s a time of change and there’s excitement in the air watching young people magnetised by the uplifting narrative of L-FRESH The LION’s single ‘Survive’ – embraced by triple j and community radio stations all over the country.
His engaging live show has travelled the country supporting the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Thundamentals and Urthboy, as well as stepping onto the international stage in 2015, selling out his first headline show in London.
Signing to legendary Australian hip hop label Elefant Traks last year, L-FRESH The LION released the politically charged, ‘Get Mine’ featuring Parvyn Kaur Singh in August, with the premiere of the controversial video clip premiering on The Guardian AU and UK and published with a written piece about the prevalence of racism in Australia today.
The fully charged ‘1 in 100,000’ dropped in February this year, reaching a new level of energy and vivaciousness. With high anticipations, his sophomore album Become was released on May 13th to fierce acclaim from critics and fans alike, earning him ‘feature album’ on FBi Radio, Radio Adelaide and 2SER-FM, as well as an ARIA Award Nomination for Urban Album of the Year.
PRAISE FOR ‘BECOME’
★★★★ The Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ Beat Magazine
“Become represents everything there is to love about Aussie hip-hop” - Osman Faruqi, The Vocal
“there is no doubt that L-FRESH is one of the best hip-hop acts in the country” – Howls and Echoes
“Become promises to be one of the year’s most vital hip hop releases” – TheMusic
“He is Hiphop” – KRS One on L-FRESH The LION.