L-Fresh The Lion is a 23-year-old hip-hop artist and producer from South West Sydney. He has made a name for himself as a versatile and unique artist, who writes, records, produces and mixes most of his own music, whilst also delivering powerful speeches and meaningful spoken word poetry sets.
He celebrated his 21st birthday by being selected as the national support act for hip-hop icon Nas during his first headline tour of Australia in 2009. L-Fresh has also shared the stage with Xzibit, Public Enemy, Chali 2na, DJ Qbert, MC Supernatural, as well as local hip-hop artists Urthboy, Pez & 360, Horrorshow, Drapht and Downsyde at the Sounds of Spring Festival, and The Herd, at their anniversary celebration in Sydney last year. He is also an ambassador of The Street University, where he works as a mentor and A&R co-ordinator of Australia’s largest youth drop-in centre.
What stands out about L-Fresh is that he has accomplished all of this without releasing an album and whilst simultaneously studying a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Law degree. Now having successfully completed his university studies, he is set to rock the nation and the globe.
Oh by the way, if you’re wondering why ‘The Lion’, Fresh was visiting the Golden Temple in India, where a Guru sitting next to Fresh said that he had a vision of a lion standing amongst a hundred thousand people. He awoke from his vision shaking Fresh saying “You are the lion!” The name stuck.
The album is titled The Lion Speaks and features appearances by Omar Musa, Luka Lesson, 6PounD and Farid Farid, as well as production by The 26th Letter, Sound Smugglaz and The Lion himself. The lead single Forever Rising has been receiving play on triple j and triple j unearthed, and the song Victory was played exclusively on the triple j Hip-Hop Show on Monday.
1. The Lion Speaks (Produced by L-Fresh The Lion)
2. Never ft. 6PounD (Produced by L-Fresh The Lion)
3. The Rain ft Omar Musa (Produced by L-Fresh The Lion)
4. Forever Rising (Produced by The 26th Letter)
5. R.I.P. The MC (Produced by L-Fresh The Lion)
6. Truth (Produced by The 26th Letter)
7. Victory (Produced by L-Fresh The Lion)
8. Leaders RMX ft. Luka Lesson & Farid Farid (Produced by L-Fresh The Lion)
9. Wake Up (Produced by Sound Smugglaz)
10. Reflections (Produced by L-Fresh The Lion)