Raised in NYC by world renown Congolese performers, Young Paris crafts a unique sound that threads the boundary between Rap and Electronic Dance music sampling heavily from traditional African drumbeats.

Young Paris and his ten brothers and sisters are the progeny of Andre and Pamela Badila, world-renowned Congolese dancers, and together, they pay tribute to their heritage by donning traditional dress and body-paint, updated for modern impact. Father, Le Grand Elombe Badila, was co-founder of the first National Ballet of the Congo, which brought peace to many villages and united them in dance.

A proud African, Young Paris has also founded the very popular #MelaninMonday series which coincides with the MELANIN brand designed to encourage all peoples of color to share and embrace their excellence and highlight the beauty of their skin.