- 27 Jan 21
The effervescent slice of trap-hop kicks off 2021 with some much-needed humour. Artwork: Justin Chan
Idris Elba has linked up with Toronto-based rapper and producer Connor Price to release a video for a song called 'Courteney Cox'. The track has an infectious hook, and is a playful, tongue-in-cheek homage to Price’s favourite actress and childhood crush.
The collaboration came from an Instagram challenge Idris created after being diagnosed with Covid-19, where he posted a rap and left the third verse open. Price responded with a freestyle of his own, and woke up to a DM from the multi-talented producer, DJ, label-head and actor the next morning. Elba sent the track to Courteney Cox herself, who wrote and recorded her own lyrics to Idris and Connor’s skit and performed it in the effervescent video.
The track has been released by 7Wallace, Price's Toronto-based imprint 4 of Clubs, and baselineMUSIC. 7Wallace is Elba's label, founded in 2015 with the aim of breaking boundaries in dance and hip-hop.
Watch the video below.