Australian artist Fresh Violet may not be your typical rapper. One can be fooled by her flashes of colours, charisma and full-on girl power, but the rapper’s determination to be feminine whilst also throwing down some seriously heavy lyrics has allowed her to create her own lane.
Fresh has endured a lot in her life, going from homelessness to now finishing a tour with Butterfingers across Australia, you can say that Fresh has a tale to tell.
So we decided to sit down with Fresh and talk about how she got into rapping, what she has plans for Fresh Violet and how you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
How did you first start getting into rapping?
I was always into poetry when I was a kid and I really like writing and playing around with words and then I’ve always played instruments and music too. For a pretty long time, they were two separate passions but then when I started listening to hip hop I realised it would be a great way to combine two of my favourite things and that it was something I could use to express myself and hopefully contribute something to.
Have you ever wanted to give up?
Nah. I’m like the terminator. I love it and I do it for myself and my sanity as much as anything else. I’m blessed to be making a name and am getting really great opportunities but I would be doing it regardless of any achievements or success. I just really love it and am the kind of person that needs a project and/or creative outlet or I start climbing the walls.
What plans do you have for Fresh Violet?
I love making albums and film clips so my main goals are to keep following up the projects I have out with more and more. I love long form projects like albums because it allows you to create a vibe and express a lot.
What happens if you change your hair colour? New name or will that never happen?
(Laughs) Yeah, I like changing it a lot actually but there’s usually some purple in there!! I’d love to go pink one day.
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
Kanye or Kreayshawn.
How would you describe your style?
I call myself the Feminine Eminem. I guess there’s a lot more to it than that… but that’s a good place to start. I’m very colourful… it’s like if Rainbow Dash could make beats and rap… it’s hard to summarise because I try to always push my own limits and never stagnate so I cover a lot of ground artistically… but yeah! There’s a lot of focus on skills and execution, I’d love to be respected as a heavyweight lyricist, producer and artist so don’t let the glitter distract you from the bars I’m throwing down. There’s a lot going on.