Rapman teases Shiro’s Story feature film as he admits new movie Blue Story isn’t ‘what the people want’

Metro Entertainment 3 weeks ago

Rapman has opened up on the pressure to follow his viral sensation Shiro’s Story, admitting he knows his new movie Blue Story isn’t ‘what the people want’.

The YouTube star, who shot to fame after his series which combines rapping and filmmaking in a unique style, is about to release his debut feature film.

Focusing on horrific violence between gangs in Lewisham and Peckham, the star revealed it’s the story that’s closest to his heart.

Rapman's Blue Story
Blue Story is the star’s first feature film (Picture: Paramount)

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, he said: ‘Everyone – every single person, even some now – wants Shiro’s Story.

‘Blue Story was like 2013 so they’re like “You’ve just done this thing that’s trending all over the world, why are you doing something else? That’s a bit weird, why are you not doing what the people want?”

‘I said, “Well the people want that because that’s what they know about. If I give them something else that’s good then they’re gonna want that. Just be confident that I’m going to give them something high quality.” And I knew that [Blue Story] was closer to my heart.’

As for whether he’ll ever release a Shiro’s Story feature film, he’s optimistic.

‘A Shiro’s Story three parter on YouTube and Shiro’s Story film – it would have been great and I still might touch on it eventually, maybe a year, the year after next,’ he considered.

Nevertheless, he insisted: ‘Right now, as soon as I had the platform, I knew this is what I wanted to do.’

Blue Story, one of Rapman’s first ever projects, follows the friendship between Timmy and Marco, who are drawn into opposing sides of a postcode war, with tragic and violent consequences.

Meanwhile, Shiro’s Story was released back in 2018, with the filmmaker spending his last bit of money on production.

‘I remember saying if it gets a million views, I’ll do part two, thinking I’ll never get a million views,’ he said, with each of the videos soon reaching upwards of seven million each.

‘Next thing I know I’m here.’

Blue Story is out on 22 November.

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