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Hip Hop artist The LION

April 2, 2014

Hailing from South West Sydney, currently residing in Melbourne, 24-year old Hip Hop artist L-FRESH The LION has made a name for himself with his versatile catalogue and his energetic and engaging live show. He has gone from strength-to-strength, nabbing high profile support spots nationally; impressing the likes of Nas, Public Enemy, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), DJ Qbert, MC Supernatural, The Herd, Hermitude and many more. It is his passion, honesty and integrity as an artist and lyricist that has garnered him such noteworthy attention. When speaking on L-FRESH The LION, global Hip Hop icon KRS-One said “He is Hiphop”.

These days, The LION plays live with a 7-member band, which also includes a Punjabi dhol player, paying tribute to his cultural background, whilst providing audiences with a distinctive live show experience.

He has hosted and performed at countless community events, which has firmly cemented his presence in the Hip Hop scene. He understands Hip Hop’s connection to community and continues to work closely with people all across Australia. Recently, The LION was a featured speaker at TEDx Parramatta where he presented a talk entitled “Self creation through Hip Hop”. He has appeared on Channel 10’s “The Project”, ABC Radio National and ABC Sydney Local Radio for his work in community. Passionate about issues relating to social justice, The LION has also been a panellist at an Amnesty International event and at the Happiness & Its Causes Conference.

He is also the founder of The Power To The Peaceful Community, a clothing label and online community that exists to encourage everlasting and meaningful dialogue around peace and peaceful relationships. On a lighter note, he was voted into triplej’s Top 10 Most Powerful Beards in the Australian Music Industry.

His latest music video is titled “One”. The song itself is the first single from his upcoming debut album of the same name. The video was filmed in a variety of locations around Sydney. It was released on Monday 20th May 2013. The song itself has now been released on iTunes via MGM Distribution. It is also a free download on triple j Unearthed:
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/L-FRESHTheLION. Please help L-FRESH The LION receive more radio play. Triple j has supported the single thus far, but needs to be given a constant reminder to ensure that they continue to play it as part of their rotation. SMS yoursong request of “L-FRESH The LION – One” to 0439 757 555. Or write on their Facebook wall: https://www.facebook.com/triplej. Or tweet them: https://www.twitter.com/triplej. Let’s continue to support one of our own home grown Punjabi-Australian talents.

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