new music: french-congolese musician young paris celebrates life as an african in america with new mixtape ‘african vogue’
By Sound Check
June 2, 2016
AFROPUNK performer Young Paris just released his latest full-length project, produced by Ben Bronfman called ‘African Vogue’. The 10 track collection is filled with party-ready house and afro beats, introspection, and shout-outs to the Congo. “African Vogue symbolizes the influence we Africans have on pop culture and touches on parts on my life being African in America[…]”It’s wild ’cause growing up we were laughed at, and now we’re being praised. This tape is all about that praise,“ Young Paris told The FADER.
Listen to ‘African Vogue’ below and, if you’re in the area, see Young Paris performance live at AFROPUNK Paris this week (June 3-5).
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
Picture credit: Justin French
*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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