Getting Thirsty With Melbourne Based Rapper Fresh Violet
Jumping into the scene with unstoppable fierce, Fresh Violet is a rapper like no other. Her tongue-in-cheek rapping skills showcases a new space for hip hop for the artist, which we bear witness to in her latest video for ‘Left Right’.
We sit down with Fresh Violet and chat about women being compared to other lady rappers, her new projects and the concept behind her latest video.
You just dropped a video, tell us about it
Yes, I just dropped the 6th film clip from my album ’50 Shades of Violet’! I’m psyched I’ve managed to make so many for the project because I’m very proud of the album and I really like making multi-media art. It’s for my track ‘Left Right’ featuring Vida Sunshyne. I produce my own beats which means I can experiment with any sound I feel like and this track is a flirtation dancehall. The film was made by my friend Stackhat and we put a lot of thought into making an empowering bubblegum thirst trap.
How do you feel about women in rap being compared to each other?
I think it’s silly. Although I actually don’t see it happen that much in Australia because all the female hip hop artists in our community are so different to each other. There’s no ‘typical female rapper’ in Australia. Feel free to compare to any rapper anywhere to be honest, I’m going as hard as anyone.
Which other Aussie rappers do you think we should check out?
Swiftboi, hands down. She blows my mind, her second album is coming out soon and I can’t wait to hear it!
What's the one important lesson you've learnt in this industry?
To be so good no one can ignore.
What else do you have lined up?
I have a collaboration EP ready to drop with my friend Card Houses. It goes hard AF and I can’t wait to drop it! Stay tuned for it.
What's your writing process like?
I usually start with a concept for a song and a few lines of lyrics. Next I make the beat, usually on Ableton in my bedroom but I also like collaborating with other producers. It’s rare that I don’t have a big role in the beat making process and I consider it an important element in the story telling or expression of whatever I’m trying to communicate. Then I finish the hook and verses which flows most naturally and easily I do first. Sometime I’ll write several hooks and then choose which ever works best. Then I bring it into the studio to record it and have it mixed. I work with Dom Cork at the Dojo and he always gets everything I do sounding super slick and polished.
What stimulates your soul?
Making rap songs, touring, learning new skills and swimming in the ocean!