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, Complex, The Fader, REVOLT, BET, Vice, and Pigeons & Planes, while his impact on the fashion world has captured the attention of VOGUE, WWD, NY Mag, Harpers Bazaar, Coveteur, Essence & Ebony Magazine.
Young Paris recently dropped his critically acclaimed EP, titled “Afrobeats” including a remix 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 ‘MELYOUNG PARIS PRESSKIT 2017(1)ANIN’— 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 Melinated.com — a website “for people of color” that launched in September, 2016.