Idris Elba’s musical alter ego Driis gives ‘High Class Problems’ (Preview + Tracklist)

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Driis, the musical alter-ego of A-List actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Obsessed, American Gangster and the upcoming Marvel blockbuster Thor), releases High Class Problems [EP] on Monday 8th February 2010 via his own label, Hevlar Recordings.

“It’s a well-trodden road, the whole actors wanting to do music thing,” Driis admits, “but hopefully the passion and heart I’ve put into the release will be clear for all to see, and the music will be judged solely on its merit.”

Leading single “Private Garden” stars 9th Wonder on production and “reveals Driis’ softer side as he attempts to break down the barriers of a broken heart”, while “Please Be True” showcases his singing over a reggae tinged Pete Rock production on this EP of “hip hop laced soul”.

Will his music garner as much respect as his acting has? Listen to the following snippets from the EP and decide…

High Class Problems (Snippets):

Track list:
1. Best That I Can (Written by Driis, Produced by Vitamin D)
2. Please Be True (Written by Driis, Produced by Pete Rock & Driis)
3. Private Garden (Written by Driis, Produced by 9th Wonder)
4. Extraordinary Love (Written by Driis & Hanif Jainlett, Produced by Hanif Jainlett for Hevlar Recordings)
5. Absolutely (Written by Driis & The Klassix, Produced by The Klassix)

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