Chicago rapper and three-time Grammy winner, Likelihood The Rapper will probably be performing his first live performance since March 2020 this Friday (Sept. 3) because the headliner for Summerfest 2021, billed because the world’s largest music pageant on the American Household Insurance coverage Amphitheater in Milwaukee.
“I am excited as a result of I’m a performer. It’s most likely the factor that I get probably the most pleasure from out of creating music,” the “No Issues” rapper informed BET.com in a telephone interview. “Having a lot enjoyable in movie and making the digital concert events, I’ve began to only miss that in-person feeling of being at an precise live performance,” he continued.
Digital concert events aren’t the one factor Likelihood has been taking pictures. After a teaser in Could and a trailer in July, Likelihood additionally launched his debut full-feature movie, Magnificent Coloring World on Aug. 13.
Directed by Jake Shreier (Robotic & Frank, Paper Cities) and launched by Likelihood’s Home of Kick’s inventive collective, the live performance movie takes viewers behind the scenes from a secret 2017 present in Chicago following the rapper’s industry-defining GRAMMY win for “Best Rap Album” that yr for Coloring E book — the primary stream-only challenge to take action.
Magnificent Coloring World additionally marks the primary time an impartial recording artist has distributed a film by AMC.
Displaying in choose AMC theater areas, together with Chicago venues, Magnificent Coloring World is the consummation of the ‘Coloring’ franchise, which started with the mixtape, Coloring E book, and his Magnificent Coloring Day live performance in 2016.
“Coloring E book, for me, might be probably the most definitive challenge simply because it’s coming a yr out of a giant change,” Likelihood defined. “It’s a cool technique to rejoice it — to have the ability to come out of this pandemic the place all people was so separated and have the ability to pay homage to one among my favourite mediums of artwork,” he continued.
Though the film largely consists of live performance footage, the BET Hip Hop 2017 Humanitarian Award recipient assures it appeals to the theatre devoted as effectively.
“A whole lot of live performance movies are like—t’s the tour that occurs, the place they play a set or two units, after which, on the final night time of the present, they put some cameras up they usually shoot,” he says, mentioning what separates his live performance movie from others. “This was a really intentional movie challenge that was made to be seen in a theater from its inception,” he continued.
Along with the Summerfest and Magnificent Coloring World, the “Sizzling Bathe” rapper has additionally been busy along with his youth empowerment charity, SocialWorks.
Since its inception in 2016, they’ve made training, psychological well being, homelessness and performing literary arts their focus. Their newest initiative, nonetheless, has been the free breakfast program, the place youngsters from ages three to seven go to the park district within the mornings from about 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. to take part in actions, video games, and readings. “Sure, I get up within the morning on Saturdays to go there,” says Likelihood.