TMG FRE$H not only shines on tape and in front of the camera, but he also designs his own world as a creator and auteur. That world has already inspired millions of views and streams globally. Now, the Oakland born, LA-based hip-hop artist, writer, director, and producer continues to expand the scope of his vision on his debut album, Margiela Language (due out June 4 via TMG Records), award-winning short film Sins of the Father, and more to come.
Comprised of 11 original songs that feature an eclectic range of artists including Jeremih and Sean Kingston,Margiela Language strikes a balance between airtight wordplay, hovering melodies, guitar-laden beats, and trap grit. On the forthcoming album, FRE$H has carefully crafted a signature style defined by duality. “The album encompasses different moods, emotions, and elements of my life,” he explains. “Art has multiple sides to it, and as far as duality goes, Margiela is high fashion – so I’m speaking the language of that. It’s deeper than the surface level glamour though. You don’t know who you can trust. Betrayals, loneliness, and pain come from that vulnerability. That’s what Margiela Language is.”
FRE$H formally introduced himself with 2020’s single “Champagne Cry.” Featuring multiplatinum powerhouse Tee Grizzley, WorldStarHipHop debuted the video as it generated over 5 million views, while FLAUNT said, “With FRE$H’s melodic vocals and Grizzley’s hard-hitting raps, the duo perfectly bounce their styles off each other.”
On the film side, FRE$H’s latest project is an award-winning short film, Sins of the Father, which he wrote, directed, and produced. The short continues to take the festival circuit by storm with official selections garnered from Toronto Independent Festival of CIFT and Paris Independent Film Festival, among others.