What can’t Idris Elba do? The man is an actor, filmmaker, DJ, and as he revealed quite recently with Boasty, a rapper, and quite a good one at that. He’s in the same song as Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, and Wiley people! That should tell you that his rap-game is the stuff of legends. Hats off to this multi-talented man.
In his capacity as a filmmaker, Idris Elba is currently working with Ken Block on a car show for Quibi. Block, who has made a name for himself due to his mad driving skills, is just the best partner Elba could ask for in such a venture.
He’s conquered everyone’s hearts with Gymkhana, and his successes as a race driver are a nice cherry on top.
Obsessed with cars
Their partnership works so well because the actor also doubles up as an automotive enthusiast, with his enthusiasm bordering more on obsession.
Idris Elba’s love for anything four-wheeled is a poorly kept secret, if it is even a secret at all. Put Elba and Block together, and you have Elba vs. Block, the show that they are working on.
Block announced their project via his Instagram page, revealing that they have already shot well over one week’s worth of material and that they expect the show to hit our screens by early next year. By early he means April, and the series will most likely be a weekly episodic one.
In his announcement, Block also shared a brief description of Elba vs. Block, and it is roughly what comes to mind given the show’s title.
The episodes will pit the two stars against each other in what he terms vehicular challenges, with this description promising us quite the encounter. 2020 can’t come fast enough!!
Remember when Elba surprised us by featuring in a rap song? Well, his lyrical prowess was received positively the world over, and Loni Love (who’s a huge fan of his) had to comment on Boasty.
She praised the man for being so good at diversifying his craft, and admitted that he was a great rapper after acknowledging his other talents.
Adrienne Bailon, who co-hosts The Real with Loni also praised the superstar, urging him to continue following his dreams.
Who knew that Idris Elba was going to be this big a star? Before his career picked up, a young Idris had to find the odd job to support himself. He fitted tires, cold-called, and also pulled long night shifts. He had to start somewhere, don’t we all?
Ken Block, on the other hand, is as much a Jack of all trades as Elba is. In addition to racing, the man has competed in motocross, snowboarding, and skateboarding. He’s quite the athlete, right?
I actually feel challenged! To think that I’ve never summed up enough courage to have my feet on a skateboard. Shame! The man’s racing record is also quite impressive, so you better believe that he knows his way around cars. Does Idris stand a chance against him? We’ll find out next year!