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Idris Elba joins Skepta on 'Shutdown' remix

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BBC America

English rapper Skepta released “SHUTDOWN” in early March, but Monday he put out a remix of the song, featuring actor Idris Elba.

After the original “SHUTDOWN” dropped, Elba tweeted at Skepta asking to appear on the remix, saying he regularly shuts down primetime television.  

Having successfully landed on the track, Ebla references his The Wire character Stringer Bell and talks about shaking off his haters. “Sometimes you just have to SHUT “dem” DOWN,” he added on Twitter.

Hear Elba test out a side career as a rapper on “SHUTDOWN (Idris Elba Remix)”: