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 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.
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 Australian music industry. Since this release, he has been busy on the road with his live band playing with the likes of Urthboy, Remi, Dead Prez and Talib Kweli, as well as at Woodford Folk Festival, NYE On The Hill, The Plot, Groovin’ The Moo, Splendour In The Grass 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 rocking his own headline show in London.
Having signed to legendary Australian based hip hop label Elefant Traks in 2015, L-FRESH The LION released his sophomore album ‘BECOME’ in May this year, featuring powerhouse singles ‘Get Mine (feat. Parvyn)’ and ‘1 in 100,000’.
August and September saw L-FRESH The LION play 14 headline shows across the country, including sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin, to celebrate ‘BECOME’.