Inspired by Tupac Shakur and some of the world’s most inspirational authors, Paris Richardson, aka Paris Rose, is a socially conscious, storytelling lyricist looking to positively impact the world. The writings of Maya Angelou, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, and Nikki Giovanni inspire the heartfelt lyrics that go into her music. Pac’s ability to put real-world situations in words that we all could understand also inspired Paris to put current events into her tracks.
“I can’t live in fear anymore. If I see something wrong, I’m going to talk about it and If I see someone needing help I’m going to help them.” –Paris Rose
In an age where the ultimate goal is to sell albums, Paris Rose aims to be socially aware and tell stories worth retelling. This 23-year-old from Richmond, Virginia, is making timeless music that urges us to pay attention, wake up, and believe in whatever it is we are passionate about. There is a lot going on in the world, the good, the bad, and everything in between. Rose wants her music to encourage individuals to be aware and be left with something after listening.
No Mercy: No America is the first album from Paris Rose and you can hear it on these platforms:
Watch Rose performing one of her songs, “World’s Angel,” after the break.