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Idris Elba Raps 'Panda' Like a Chipmunk on 'The Tonight Show'

You need to see Idris Elba and Jimmy Fallon’s emotional duet of Lionel Richie's "Endless Love" on 'The Tonight Show'

Idris Elba appeared on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show in support of his new movie, Star Trek Beyond. If you haven’t heard, he plays a lizard-like dictator by the name of Krall.


The British star had a chance to show off his musical prowess in a game of “Box of Microphones” with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, in which contestants are assigned random pop songs to sing using microphones with weird vocal effects.

Elba went first with Desiigner’s “Panda.” His chipmunk rendition of the young Bed-Stuy rapper’s hit song did not disappoint. Next up was Fallon with “One Dance.” And finally, a friendship bloomed as Elba and Fallon performed a touching duet of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’ “Endless Love.”

Watch below.

He also showed off his impressive top rock b-boy moves before slipping in a James Brown shuffle, as Fallon looked on.

One thing is for sure—Idris has loads of talent, onscreen and off.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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