He may be a well-respected hip hop artist who plays national tours and major festivals, but L-Fresh the Lion is not your average musician.
Words: Jas Rawlinson
Proving to be a powerful force in the Australian music scene, the young Melbourne artist has grown to fame with inspiring performances, a unique style and thought-provoking lyrics that seek to unite and dismantle prejudice. Exploring cultural issues of discrimination, racism and equality is never an easy feat, but nevertheless, it is a key quality that defines L-Fresh in the music scene. Listening to tracks such as ‘One’, ‘Survive’ and ‘Get Mine,’ it’s easy to see a common theme emerge; L-Fresh tackles the most pertinent of social issues with overwhelming optimism and integrity. Influenced by the soulful movement in US hip hop of the late 1990s / early 2000, along with musical elements reflecting his cultural and ancestral Punjabi Sikh roots, L-Fresh uses his profile to challenge cultural problems, champion progress and celebrate the unique differences that make us all human.
L-Fresh is also a passionate advocate for the rights of asylum seekers and currently works with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, as well as being an ambassador for ‘All Together Now’ – Australia’s only national charity existing solely to address racism.
Having signed to legendary Australian hip hop label Elefant Traks this year, L-FRESH The LION released the bold and energetic first single, ‘Get Mine (feat. Parvyn Kaur Singh of Bombay Royale)’, from his highly anticipated sophomore album, due out in 2016.