Based in New York City, Milandou Badila aka Young Paris, is not only taking over the hip hop game but also branching out to other different genres. Paris has been acknowledged fo his incorporation of hip hop, trap, and African drumbeats along with electronic music.
Born to Congolese parents, Young Paris and his nine other siblings were all apart of a dance group in his earlier upbringing. Young Paris came into the industry not being afraid to be proud of where he is from. Along with his other siblings, they all pay tribute to their heritage by incorporating traditional dress and body paint and adding a modern day twist to it.
In Young Paris’s song “Kake ” he is speaking directly to the listener about unifying the African people and to go against the government
“we say we want world peace but our dollar funds the raping, even out the rations, unify the nations , recreate the government or this world is about to face it . . . disobey the system, keep that dollar in your hand and don’t trust no politician”
As his song continued , he raised an important part about the media portrayal of Africa and describing it as a Third World Country. Its no secret that Africans are descendants of Kings and Queens, but he makes the connection of being portrayed as basically less than even though the country sits on gold and diamonds. How can people criticize the people and living conditions and yet continue to take more from them?
Young Paris’ latest accomplishment finds him as a signee to Jay-Z’s entertainment brand, Roc Nation. This move solidifies his mission to bring his international vibes to the mainstream. Tying in his roots with the times, Young Paris is ready to introduce his wave of socially conscious lyricism over Afrobeat rhythms blended with Pop, Trap, or EDM.