Pariis Noel is a soulful hip hop artist hailing from Detroit. Pariis was inspired by Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, and the 90's hip hop with their ability of story telling. Pariis has performed at countless showcases and open mics throughout the midwestern area. Some of his most noteable performances have been with artists such as Young Jeezy, T.I., J. Cole, Mindless Behavior, and performing at major concerts such as Detroit Summer Jamz 16.
Eleven-time Emmy Award winning Visionalist Entertainment Productions was established in 1997 by Executive Producer/Director Keith Famie. Famie has been nominated several other times for his rich, human-interest storytelling, from ethnic documentaries to military tribute films. He and his team at Visionalist Entertainment Productions create informative, entertaining films that touch a wide audience. Since these early years, Famie and his VEP team have produced a wide range of primetime programs ranging from an all guys trip to Russia with the Detroit Red Wings alumni team, to the touching series, "Our Story Of" about immigrants coming to America. Says Famie, "There is nothing more gratifying than being able to touch people through the documentary film work that we do. I know we can affect people's lives."
David Humphries & Hair Wars
In 1985, Detroit’s nightclub saw a new trend- intense, funky hairdos! It gave stylists a platform to show off the wacky and unconventional, and the movement soon blossomed into what is known today as Hair Wars. Former nightclub DJ David Humphries, or “Hump the Grinder” came up with the concept to “keep things interesting in the clubs,” according to the Hair Wars site.
It became so popular that Hair Wars went on the road. “In 1994 Hair Wars went on its first road trip to Los Angeles, where several of Detroit’s top hair stylists performed and Southern California hair stylists, along with many others from around the country, joined the tour as it traveled to different cities,” the web page states.