Idris Elba to Host UK Hip Hop Documentary

British actor narrates film about rap's origins.

Posted: 08/01/2011 10:38 AM EDT
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Idris Elba

Idris Elba is set to host an upcoming two-hour documentary in the UK entitled How Hip-Hop Changed the World, according to Indie Wire. The documentary is part of the network’s Street Summer series, which explores Britain’s urban culture from street dance, sports, street art and graffiti. 

 

The film will chronicle some of the most monumental moments in the history of hip hop, starting with its roots in 1970s New York City, and it will also feature US and UK artists. It’s an appropriate gig for Elba, who is an avid hip hop fan. The actor also moonlights as a DJ known as "Driis." 

 

The show will air on Friday, Aug. 12. 

 

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