Quebec City Summer Festival: historic show for rapper Loud

What was barely possible not so long ago will come true tonight: a Quebec rapper will headline a concert on the Plains of Abraham.

Quebec City Summer Festival: historic show for rapper Loud

What was barely possible not so long ago will come true tonight: a Quebec rapper will headline a concert on the Plains of Abraham.

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Credit where credit is due, it is to the most popular representative of rap keb, the guy who sold a Bell Center and a Videotron Centre, that the Festival d'été de Québec has given the mandate to lead this historic carte blanche evening. .

Contacted a few weeks ago, Loud admits that he was just beginning to realize that this concert would mark a turning point for Quebec hip-hop.

“I hope this is the first of many. I think there are others who will be able to do it too. The public is made there too, "slips the one for whom the Plains have long seemed inaccessible.

“In my head, it was reserved for the Paul McCartneys and the Bon Jovi of this world. Early in my career, it wasn't even on the radar. It was too big. »

The right to be ambitious

Loud had already had a small idea of ​​the magnitude of a show on the Plains of Abraham, during the FEQ, when he had provided the first part of the American rapper Future, in 2018.

At the time, he was riding the wave of success from his first album, A Record Year, and the bomb All Women Can Dance.

“It was from that night that we realized that we had the right to be ambitious and that these objectives were achievable,” he says.

Tribute to local rap

Carte blanche in hand and assisted by the renowned Marcella Grimaux in the staging, he intends to present a retrospective of his career which will cover his solo albums, his collaborations and other projects in which he was involved.

In developing his show, Loud says he took into account the symbolic significance of the event.

“There are nods to Quebec rap. I want to pay homage to what came before me, to the genre itself. Whether we like it or not, we have to take that into consideration. I don't want to approach it only as a retrospective of my career and a way of putting myself in the spotlight. »

Loud, tonight, on the Plains of Abraham. Opening acts: 20Some, Rymz and Roméo Elvis. His new album, No Promise, was released on May 20.

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