Young Paris

Born to Congolese parents in France, and raised in New York, Young Paris totes an origin story that blends cultures from three corners of the world, fusing traditional Afro-culture with high fashion creative style in his visionary approach to music and fashion. Through his work as an artistic director, music producer, and song writer, Young Paris has taken the media world by storm, featuring in Billboard, The Fader, REVOLT, BET, Vice, and XXL Mag, while his impact on the fashion world has captured the attention of WWD, Harpers Bazaar, Coveteur, Essence & VMAN.

Young Paris dropped his critically acclaimed full-length album, titled “African Vogue” and recently released official remixes for “Best of Me”, featuring Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage, and “One Time” featuring Reekado Banks. Young Paris’ latest accomplishment finds him as a signee to Jay-Z’s entertainment brand, Roc Nation, which has grounded his mission to bring a new wave of Afrobeats and international vibes to the mainstream music scene, tying in his roots with the times. A multi-platform innovator, Young Paris is also the founder ‘MELANIN’— a company designed to encourage all people of color to share and embrace their excellence and highlight the beauty of their skin. He founded the very popular hashtag series #MelaninMonday, which celebrates the global beauty of melanin through powerful visuals and educational content. MELANIN also includes a line of merchandise, as well as -- a website “for people of color” that launched in September, 2016.

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Genre: Dance
Subgenre: Afro Pop
From: Brooklyn, NY