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. At present, he is an ambassador for All Together Now, Australia’s only national charity that exists solely to address racism.
His debut album ‘One’ (May, 2014) announced L-FRESH The LION as part of the 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.
Since this release, he has been busy on the road with his live band playing with the likes of Remi, Dead Prez and Talib Kweli, as well as at Woodford Folk Festival, NYE On The Hill, The Plot, Groovin’ The Moo and other Australian festivals. L-FRESH The LION also took his first steps onto the international stage last year in the UK, supporting the Hilltop Hoods and Thundamentals as well as his own headline show at the 52 CLUB in London.
He has approached time in the studio with enthusiasm and a new energy to produce songs that are big, bright, direct and full of life. Having signed to legendary Australian hip hop label Elefant Traks in 2015, L-FRESH The LION released his sophomore album ‘BECOME’ on May 13, featuring the singles ‘Get Mine (feat. Parvyn)’ and ‘1 in 100,000’.