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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.

Interview

Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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