Idris Elba Raps About His 'Wire' Character in Skepta's 'Shutdown' Remix
Idris Elba is a man of many talents, and the latest example is his guest appearance on a British grime track, where he namechecks some of his most famous roles.
The just-released remix to U.K. grime artist Skepta's song "Shutdown" features the Luther star guest-rapping, and among the rhymes he namechecks Stringer Bell, his iconic character from The Wire: "See that Wire? Shut it down/ Ain't nobody else selling brown/ Ain't nobody else Stringer Bell/ Boy from the East End did well."
There's also references to his portrayal of Nelson Mandela from the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and of course the troubled maverick cop John Luther from Luther.
As well as acting, Elba has rapped, produced music and DJed for years, last year releasing the album mi Mandela, an 11-track record inspired by his time in South Africa shooting the previously mentioned biopic.
Listen to the his remix of "Shutdown" below.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.