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Elliot Likiya (エリオット・力矢), better known by the stage name LIKIYA, is a Japanese performer, actor and rapper. He's one of the leaders and performers of THE RAMPAGE and a rapper in its sub-unit MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE.

He auditioned to the EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION, to find a new performer for EXILE, but didn't make to the finals. He was revealed as a candidate member of THE RAMPAGE in April 2014 and announced as member and leader of the group (alongside member Zin) by HIRO on September 12 of the same year.

In early 2020 he formed a unit called MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE together with the members YAMASHO, Takahide, Kenta and Shohei who is focused on rap.

Biography

Elliot Likiya was born on November 28, 1990, in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. His father, Carlos Elliott, is Afro-American, a former professional boxer and the former OPBF Super Welterweight champion while his mother is Japanese. He has two older siblings, a sister and a brother. His older brother is Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS' member ELLY.

LIKIYA started dancing after he graduated from university. At the age of 23, after only 2 years of training, he participated in the EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION to become a new member of EXILE but didn't make it to the finals. In April of the same year, he became a candidate for EXILE TRIBE's upcoming group THE RAMPAGE. After completing the group's first musha shugyo, LIKIYA was announced as an official member and one of the leaders on September 12, 2014.

He made his major debut with THE RAMPAGE on January 25, 2017, with the single "Lightning".

Works

Cinema/Television

Movies
Dramas

Music

Choreography
Music Video Appearances

Gallery

Main article: LIKIYA/Gallery

Trivia

  • Hobbies: cooking, boxing, basketball
  • Specialty: R&B dance, choreography
  • Catchphrase: The Man with the ELLY Gene (ELLYの遺伝子を持つ男)
  • The oldest member of THE RAMPAGE.
  • He is the fatherly figure in THE RAMPAGE.
  • Described as a calm, quiet and very reliable person with a strong sense of leadership. According to his members, he also has a mischievous side and occasionally makes a joke to calm the mood.
  • His serious and calm image is the opposite of his brother ELLY, who has a free-spirited and mischievous image.
  • Apparently his interest in Michael Jackson is what led him to take up dance.
  • He was the captain of a basketball team in elementary, middle and high school.

Honorary Titles

Honorary titles

Preceeded by
First

Oldest Member of THE RAMPAGE
April 2014 -

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceeded by
First

Leader of THE RAMPAGE
(alongside Zin)
September 2014 -

Succeeded by
Incumbent

References

  1. 【THE RAMPAGE・新曲インタビュー&直筆サイン色紙プレゼント】LIKIYAさん&龍さん&与那嶺瑠唯さん&後藤拓磨さん

External Links

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THE RAMPAGE
Gallery · Category · Songs navbox
Members
Members RIKU · Kawamura Kazuma · Yoshino Hokuto · LIKIYA (L) · Zin (L) · Kamiya Kenta · Yonamine Rui · Yamamoto Shogo · Iwaya Shogo · Urakawa Shohei · Fujiwara Itsuki · Takechi Kaisei · Hasegawa Makoto · Ryu · Suzuki Takahide · Goto Takuma
Discography
Albums 1. THE RAMPAGE · 2. THE RIOT
Other Albums HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM · BATTLE OF TOKYO ~ENTER THE Jr.EXILE~ · THE RAMPAGE LIVE TOUR 2017-2018 "GO ON THE RAMPAGE"
Singles 1. Lightning · 2. FRONTIERS · 3. Dirty Disco · 4. 100degrees · 5. Fandango · 6. HARD HIT · 7. THROW YA FIST · 8. WELCOME 2 PARADISE · 9. SWAG & PRIDE · 10. FULLMETAL TRIGGER · 11. INVISIBLE LOVE
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. GO ON THE RAMPAGE · 2. THROW YA FIST · 3. RMPG
Concerts Featured In EXILE: AMAZING WORLD
EXILE THE SECOND: WILD WILD WARRIORS
Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS: BLUE PLANET
EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR 2014 SPECIAL STAGE "THE SURVIVAL" IN SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 10DAYS · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~
Other: HiGH&LOW THE LIVE · BATTLE OF TOKYO ~ENTER THE Jr.EXILE~ · LDH PERFECT YEAR 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019▶︎2020 "RISING"
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts EXILE TRIBE · Jr.EXILE · MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE
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