Yesterday, terror struck in the heart of France. A cowardly terrorist attack happened that killed many. The whole world is now standing with France willing to do anything for our French brothers and sisters. Corey Baker or better known as Kill Paris has decided that it would be best to change his alias to Chill Harris. He doesn’t want people to get the wrong connotation which was originally based on Paris from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. If you’re familiar with the story, Romeo kills Paris. It has no regards to the city at all.
Although, Corey did the appropriate thing to acknowledge the situation and handled it appropriately. We commend him on this decision. Below is Kill Paris’ official statement he wrote on his Facebook page.
By it’s definition a name is just a word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to. When I chose my name as an artist at the age of 16, it was after reading “Romeo and Juliet.” Paris was the name of Juliet’s rich and entitled suitor. I meant it as satire against a side of life that that tries to hold creativity and love down. From the beginning, it has always stood for sharing and focusing on the good and positive things in life, instead of magnifying and supporting the negatives in life.
While there is tragedy everywhere, every day, and every person has their own, the events in Paris yesterday have made me feel that my name as an artist is not appropriate anymore. What my music stands for is love and peace, and I hope my fans know that. Moving forward, I do not want people to get the wrong idea about me and my music just because I’ve gone under a particular pseudonym. I am dropping my old moniker and will now use the name Chill Harris.
My music has always been about sharing the moments with others where no language is needed to understand each-other. I will continue to share the love, and stay true to the music. I believe music helps us connect and understand each other. We need this understanding and respect for each other more than ever right now.
All of this said, this is NOTHING compared with what the people of France are going through right now. Please keep your thoughts with them. No matter your creed, age, place of birth or any other label that society has decided to create, we are all in this together. It’s so tragic when a few can forget this and cause so much pain to the rest of us.
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