Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Pop


Tags

hip hop rap Pop


Sounds like

Tyler, The Creator, Childish Gambino, The Neptunes, Aminè, Chance The Rapper


Influences

Tyler, The Creator, The Neptunes, Andre 3000, Kanye West


Unearthed artists we like

Kwame, Mel Bailey, Pökari, Korky Buchek


Bio

Hailing from Sydney’s Inner-West, contemporary R&B/Rap artist and producer Phil Fresh is commanding his own corner of Australian hip hop.

His debut release, an ambitious 12-track concept album titled ‘Excursion of Love’, perfectly showcases his distinctive flow and personality as well as his ability to effortlessly mesh and interchange genres. On his follow up single ‘Jonah’, Phil Fresh bars up to criticise Australian media’s (mis)representation of the Polynesian Islander community, throwing stereotypes out the window with ultra-quotable rap bravado. Where Excursions of Love is laced with R&B hooks, ‘Jonah’ unleashes Phil Fresh’s effervescent rap sensibilities, receiving regular Triple J airplay and earning him an invitation to spit at a recent cypher hosted by Glue Store in celebration of Champion’s 100th birthday in Sydney.

His distinctive tracks draw influence from artists such as The Neptunes and Tyler the Creator but with each release Phil Fresh is honing a sound that is uniquely his. And with every release, as evidenced most recently in support of frequent collaborator Kwame, has an irrepressible live show to boot.

With a new single and EP on the way, get ahead of the hype. Phil Fresh is coming for his.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

28 May 2019

Triple J
40

This song should come with a 'READ FOR FILTH' warning or 'I SAID WHAT I SAID' disclaimer. Phil Fresh as sharp as ever.

This song should come with a 'READ FOR FILTH' warning or 'I SAID WHAT I SAID' disclaimer. Phil Fresh as sharp as ever.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

24 May 2019

Triple J
40

Spring 2001 was my OG, but now I reckon my favourite from the series is So Fresh: The Hit Of Autumn '19

Spring 2001 was my OG, but now I reckon my favourite from the series is So Fresh: The Hit Of Autumn '19

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 May 2019

Triple J
40

you're gonna have plenty of people bouncing along and rapping with you on this one. it's cruisy but still infectious stuff.

you're gonna have plenty of people bouncing along and rapping with you on this one. it's cruisy but still infectious stuff.