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Idris Elba’s Life Spirals Out of Control in Emotional '100 Streets' Trailer

Watch Idris Elba in the trailer for his new movie, the forthcoming British ensemble drama '100 Streets'

There’s a lot going on in the 100 Streets trailer. There’s a lot going on for Idris Elba in particular.


In the forthcoming drama from Irish director Jim O’Hanlon, the British actor plays Max, a recently retired rugby star struggling to adjust to his new life while fighting to save his marriage to Emily, a former actress played by Gemma Arterton.

The film’s emotional and rather deceptive U.S. trailer would have you believe it’s solely about Elba’s character. This isn’t actually the case. An official synopsis refers to 100 Streets as a “powerful ensemble drama” following three contrasting and interwoven stories as they play out in one square mile of modern day London (i.e. Crash UK).

It’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on in the trailer. (And okay, I’ll be honest, it doesn’t look very good.) Whatever the case, Elba appears to be on his A-game as things spiral way, way out of control for Max.

100 Streets opened in U.K. cinemas November 11 and heads to U.S. theaters and on demand on January 13.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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