Actor Idris Elba launches his own record label, 7Wallace music

by LP Green, II

Idris Elba is best known for his film and television roles, however the British actor has also been very active in the hip-hop and dance music world on the mic and behind the decks as a DJ for over a decade. Elba released his debut EP ‘Big Man’ in 2006.

Elba is prepping some upcoming collaborations under his belt, working with artists Pharoahe Monch, Mumford & Sons and Mr. Hudson.

The first artist on the 7Wallace roster is French-Cameroonian producer named James BKS. James has produced for top Hip-Hop artists such as Talib Kweli and Diddy.
According to Billboard, Elba states: “James is a rare find. His hip-hop sensibilities transfer to the other music he makes, he’s a nice person to work with and is gonna be a strong artist for the future. It’s a huge move for 7Wallace, a small indie label.”

James is a French artist from Cameroon. He now livess in Paris and owns the creative house Grown Kid, which has composed music for Yves Saint-Laurent, Prada and Giorgio Armani commercials and scored French films including La Taularde and Le Gang Des Antillais. James developed a connection with his Cameroonian heritage after a chance meeting with his biological father, legendary Afro-jazz saxophonist Manu Dibango, which led to a collaboration and a new love for African music.

James BKS’ debut single ‘Kwlele’ was released on July 13th.

Idris Elba with James BKS as he signs his record deal with 7Wallace music


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