Los Angeles-based musician Paris combines a rock edge and hip-hop production in an emo-rap style reminiscent of a grittier Post Malone. Named after a 1993 Cure live album, the artist born Paris Vasquez is also a cellist and former firefighter who was influenced by blink-182, Linkin Park, and Black Sabbath. Spinning hedonistic tales filled with sex and drugs, he made his hip-hop debut in 2018 with the singles "Bones" and "Po'ed Up" with Gunna. Burgeoning popularity on streaming applications led to a supporting slot on tour with Post Malone and 21 Savage. His debut, ONE NIGHT IN PARIS (300 Entertainment), arrived later that year and featured appearances by Trippie Redd ("Gone") and drummer Travis Barker ("Crushin").