Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Music: Young Paris

I didn't think I like electronic music, especially not with hip-hop but this track is certified DOPE.

Young Paris, aka Milandou Badila, comes into the music industry like a breath of fresh air. The artist chosen by Arcade Fire’s Kanpe team to perform at their annual fundraising event, is getting coverage for his unique blend of electronic rap with African beats. Raised by a Congolese Father and Afro/American Mother, YP mixes his traditional African background with a swing on contemporary music perfected throughout his upbringing in NY. Milandou Badila and his 9 brothers and sisters come from a family of performing and visual artists. From childhood till present, they continue their tradition in drum & dance ballet “Diata Diata” touring schools and cultural festivals. Father, Le Grande Elombe Badila, was co-founder of the First National Ballet of the Congo, which brought peace to many villages and united them in dance. This unity played an important role in Congo’s independence in the 1960’s. Mother, Pamela Badila, Dancer Emeritus with “Les Grands ballets d’ Afrique Noirs”, joined his father’s company in Paris after touring the Ivory coast with world famous ‘Rose Marie Guiraud’.
A mix of EDM production, Congolese rhythms, and modern hip-hop, Young Paris makes music to unite people through dance. 

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