I had no idea that actor Idris Elba has been making music and DJ’ing for a couple of years (yes I’m late) under the name Driss. After I smirked in disbelief, the first video of his that I watched was for the track Private Garden. Okay I’m digging it. After listening to his EP High Class Problems, it solidified for me that Driss is a hip-hop, neo soul, reggae influenced artist. Even though in my opinion his music is not necessarily new, innovative or ground breaking; it is fun and has a real nice chill vibe to it. It’s better than what I thought it would be.
In an interview with The Guardian Driss states;
“Because my music is so much more truthful about my art – me – than my acting is. Music comes from my soul. I can connect with you more through my music.”
Check out the video tracks below and tell us what you think
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