Trying to be ‘cool’ stripped L-FRESH The LION of his language. Now the #Sikh MC celebrates his roots

Like many kids born to migrant parents, Sukhdeep Singh — better known as rapper L-FRESH The LION — grew up oscillating between languages.

Punjabi at home; English in the playground.”Growing up as a kid in south-west Sydney … if you spoke another language, or had an accent, that wasn’t cool,” he told RN Soul Search’s Meredith Lake.

“That was something that was made fun of, not celebrated.”

The pressure to conform — to “be cool” — had an impact.

Source: Trying to be ‘cool’ stripped L-FRESH The LION of his language. Now the Sikh MC celebrates his roots – ABC News