Chicago rapper and three-time Grammy winner, Likelihood The Rapper can 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 competition on the American Household Insurance coverage Amphitheater in Milwaukee.
“I am excited as a result of I’m a performer. It’s in all probability the factor that I get probably the most pleasure from out of constructing music,” the “No Issues” rapper instructed BET.com in a cellphone interview. “Having a lot enjoyable in movie and making the digital live shows, I’ve began to simply miss that in-person feeling of being at an precise live performance,” he continued.
Digital live shows 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 via 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 “Finest Rap Album” that yr for Coloring Guide — the primary stream-only mission to take action.
Magnificent Coloring World additionally marks the primary time an unbiased recording artist has distributed a film via AMC.
Exhibiting 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 Guide, and his Magnificent Coloring Day live performance in 2016.
“Coloring Guide, for me, might be probably the most definitive mission simply because it’s coming a yr out of an enormous change,” Likelihood defined. “It’s a cool method to have a good time it — to have the ability to come out of this pandemic the place all people was so separated and be capable 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 trustworthy as effectively.
“Quite a 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 and so they shoot,” he says, stating what separates his live performance movie from others. “This was a really intentional movie mission that was made to be seen in a theater from its inception,” he continued.
Along with the Summerfest and Magnificent Coloring World, the “Scorching Bathe” rapper has additionally been busy together with his youth empowerment charity, SocialWorks.
Since its inception in 2016, they’ve made schooling, psychological well being, homelessness and performing literary arts their focus. Their newest initiative, nevertheless, has been the free breakfast program, the place children 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.