Photo: Dominik Lippe (Lipstar) and Yannic Lippe

Slick Rick + Idris Elba Film Music Video

Idris Elba and Slick Rick have joined forces on a new musical collaboration after the British actor signed the American hip-hop legend to his 7 Wallace UK record label.

Born Richard Martin Lloyd Walters, Rick and Idris have just shot a music promo for their new song in Brixton, London, and a source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column:

“Idris and Slick have known each other for ages and have spoken about doing something for a while now.” “They have finally done this track and a full video. As a hip-hop artist who has been incredibly influential for decades, Slick has always been someone Idris admires.” “So they had to make sure they had amazing visuals to match the song.”

Despite living in New York, Slick was born and raised in Mitcham in Surrey, south east England. and when the 57-year-old rapper is back on home soil, and about his first-ever UK tour in 2016, the urban musician said “I’m looking forward to a nice cup of tea and some tasty biscuits.”

Signed by Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen to Def Jam Records in March of 1986, Slick Rick went on to release four albums between 1988 and 1999. Meanwhile, Idris Elba is scheduled to play Fatboy Slim’s All Back To Minehead festival at Butlins next month.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Dominik Lippe (Lipstar) and Yannic Lippe