Idris Elba Raps On U.K Artist Skepta’s Remix Of ‘Shutdown’


Idris Elba recently flexed on wax. He hopped in the booth and spit a few bars on the remix of UK rapper Skepta’s remix of “Shutdown.” On the track he boasted about some of his most famous roles, including his role in The Wire as Stringer Bell and as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

“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.?You see Mandela when I shut it down/Ain’t nobody else touching that,” he raps.

Elba isn’t new to the music scene though. He released an album last year that was inspired by his time in Africa shooting Mandela, titled mi Mandela. He’s also been DJing for years and has also produced for K. Michelle and collaborated with Pharoah Monche.

Listen to the track below.