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Paris (VII)


Paris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and was catapulted onto the national hip-hop scene in 1990 with his hit single and album The Devil Made Me Do It, after earning a degree in economics from the University of California at Davis. Originally released on Tommy Boy Records, his first single from that album, "Break The Grip of Shame," was ... See full bio »

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 2019 The North Pole (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- High Noon (2019) ... (writer: "Something to Ride to (Fonky Expedition)")
  The Unicorn (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- No Pressure (2019) ... (performer: "Guerrilla Funk") / (writer: "Whoop Whoop, Yeah Yeah", "Guerrilla Funk")
  The Purge (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Grief Box (2019) ... (performer: "Guerrilla Funk") / (writer: "Guerrilla Funk")
  Get Shorty (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (performer - 2 episodes, 2018 - 2019)
- Strong Move (2019) ... (performer: "Funky Lil' Party") / (writer: "Funky Lil' Party")
- Unlimited (Limited) (2018) ... (writer: "Mobbin' Wit Da D.E.E.P.")
- Pest Control (2018) ... (performer: "Funky Lil' Party") / (writer: "Funky Lil' Party")
 2019 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (performer: "It's Real") / (writer: "It's Real")
  The Jim Rome Show (TV Series) (performer - 8 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (writer - 8 episodes, 2018 - 2019)
- Episode dated 20 September 2019 (2019) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
- Episode dated 23 July 2019 (2019) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
- Episode dated 30 April 2019 (2019) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
- Episode dated 28 February 2019 (2019) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
- Episode dated 8 February 2019 (2019) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
  The Deuce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- The Camera Loves You (2019) ... (performer: "Escape from Babylon") / (writer: "Escape from Babylon")
  Front Page (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Financial Empowerment with Paris (2019) ... (performer: "Truce Music", "Give the Summer Drums") / (writer: "Truce Music", "Give the Summer Drums")
 2018 Champaign ILL (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show Me That Lamb (2018) ... (writer: "Smokin' Hay")
  Hip-Hop Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Out the Trunk: The Bay (2018) ... (performer: "The Devil Made Me Do It") / (writer: "The Devil Made Me Do It")
 2018 Flint Town (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Devil's Night (2018) ... (writer: "FDT")
 2016 Blood in the Water (performer: "Escape From Babylon") / (producer: "Escape From Babylon")
 2016 EA Sports UFC 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Call Signs") / (writer: "Call Signs")
 2014 Kill the Messenger (performer: "Escape from Babylon") / (writer: "Escape from Babylon")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) ("We Roll Deep")
 2012 End of Watch (performer: "Funky Lil' Party") / (writer: "Funky Lil' Party")
 2010 Sounds Like a Revolution (Documentary) (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "One Time Fo' Ya Mind", "The Devil Made Me Do It", "Raid", "What Would You Do?", "Don't Stop the Movement") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "One Time Fo' Ya Mind", "The Devil Made Me Do It", "Raid", "What Would You Do?", "Don't Stop the Movement")
 2009 Prom Night in Mississippi (Documentary) (performer: "What Would You Do?") / (writer: "What Would You Do?")
  Making the Band 4 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Notorious Lag (2008) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "Scarface Groove", "Hard Truth Soldiers") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "Scarface Groove", "Hard Truth Soldiers")
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (performer: "The Devil Made Me Do It (Poach a Pig Mix)") / (writer: "The Devil Made Me Do It (Poach a Pig Mix)")
  The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Episode dated 26 May 2005 (2005) ... (performer: "They Call Me Flavor") / (writer: "They Call Me Flavor")
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Grand Master (2004) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
 2003 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (Video short) (performer: "What Would You Do?") / (writer: "What Would You Do?")
 2002 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (Documentary) (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
 2001 Carson Daly: Total Disclosure (TV Special) (writer: "Something to Ride to (Fonky Expedition)")
 2001 Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX (Video Game) (performer: "Break The Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break The Grip of Shame")
  ¿Por qué diablos? (TV Series) (performer - 8 episodes, 2000) (writer - 8 episodes, 2000)
- 041 (2000) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
- 042 (2000) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
- 043 (2000) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
- 044 (2000) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
- 045 (2000) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
 1997 Dangerous Ground (writer: "2 Hands and a Razor")
  New York Undercover (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1996)
- Blue Boy (1996) ... (performer: "Guerrilla Funk") / (writer: "Guerrilla Funk")
- Color Lines (1995) ... (performer: "Guerrilla Funk") / (writer: "Guerrilla Funk")
 1996 Summer Olympics - Atlanta 1996 (TV Special) (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
 1996 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don Bonus (1996) ... (writer: "Something to Ride to (Fonky Expedition)")
 1996 The Substitute (performer: "Guerrilla Funk") / (writer: "Guerrilla Funk")
  America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Final Justice (1995) ... (performer: "Assata's Song", "Check It Out Ch'all", "The Days of Old") / (writer: "Assata's Song", "Check It Out Ch'all", "The Days of Old")
 1994 Street Fighter (performer: "Street Soldier") / (writer: "Street Soldier")
 1994 Soul Train (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- BLACKStreet/Take 6/The Conscious Daughters (1994) ... (writer: "We Roll Deep")
  House of Style (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Japan Edition (1994) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
  The State (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Episode dated 18 February 1994 (1994) ... (performer: "Assata's Song") / (writer: "Assata's Song")
 1994 Car 54, Where Are You? (performer: "Welcome to the New World Order") / (writer: "Welcome to the New World Order")
  Hip Hop Slam TV (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Episode dated 9 October 1993 (1993) ... (performer: "The Days of Old") / (writer: "The Days of Old")
 1993 Strapped (TV Movie) (arranger: "The Days of Old") / (performer: "The Days of Old") / (producer: "The Days of Old") / (writer: "The Days of Old")
 1993 Hate Rock: An MTV News Special Report (TV Short) (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
 1993 Straight from the Hood: An MTV News Special Report (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
 1992 Monsters of Rap (TV Special) (performer: "Make Way for a Panther", "Sleeping with the Enemy", "This is a Test", "Coffee, Donuts & Death", "Bush Killa", "The Devil Made Me Do It", "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Make Way for a Panther", "Sleeping with the Enemy", "This is a Test", "Coffee, Donuts & Death", "Bush Killa", "The Devil Made Me Do It", "Break the Grip of Shame")
 1991 Racism: Points of View: An MTV News Special Report (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame")
 1991 MTV's 10th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (performer: "The Devil Made Me Do It") / (writer: "The Devil Made Me Do It")
  Home Turf (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1991) (writer - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1991)
- Episode dated 25 February 1991 (1991) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "The Devil Made Me Do It") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "The Devil Made Me Do It")
- Episode dated 1 April 1989 (1989) ... (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "The Devil Made Me Do It") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "The Devil Made Me Do It")
 1990 Rap City Rhapsody (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "The Devil Made Me Do It") / (writer: "Break the Grip of Shame", "The Devil Made Me Do It")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single, "FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)," Def Jam Recordings. Co-written with YG and Nipsey Hussle. See more »


Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

Hip-hop is kept artificially young and artificially dumb. What once reflected independent voices now mostly reflects corporate sensibilities. See more »

Trivia:

Has produced projects featuring contributions from Public Enemy, George Clinton, E-40, dead prez, Tha Eastsidaz, The Coup, Kam, T-K.A.S.H., The Conscious Daughters, WC, MC Ren, DJ Shadow, Immortal Technique, and Mobb Deep, among others. See more »

Trademark:

Hip-hop displaying aggressive, unapologetic political commentary over dark soundscapes.

Nickname:

The Black Panther of Hip Hop See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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