Best known for his acting in The Wire, The Office, and Luther, Idris Elba has also made waves in music as a DJ, producer, rapper, and singer. Rooted in hip-hop, African rhythms, and reggae, his music boasts atmospheric beats complemented by his distinctive voice. Collaborations are a hallmark of his work, seen in his debut album Mi Mandela (2014), inspired by playing Nelson Mandela, and Murdah Loves John (2016), a venture into moody hip-hop. His reggae-infused mixtape, tied to his directorial debut Yardie (2018), further showcased his musical versatility. Balancing acting with music, Elba collaborated on the EP Cordi Elba with Australian pop group Lime Cordiale in 2022.
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Musical: Explores hip hop and R&B genres in music career.
DJ: Performs under moniker DJ Big Driis or Idris.
Rapper: Demonstrates versatility by engaging in rapping endeavors.
Singer: Showcases vocal talents in R&B performances and recordings.
Actor: Recognized for roles in The Wire, Luther, and Mandela.
Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe and Emmy Awards multiple times.
Primetime Emmy: Received nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor.
Time 100: Named one of the Most Influential People (2016).
Box Office: Films grossed over $9.8 billion globally, $3.6 billion in North America.
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