Film

Idris Elba, Not3s, Skip Marley and more talk ‘Yardie’ and London’s Caribbean music scene

The sharp directorial debut of Idris Elba's is both a nostalgic tale of 70s London life and a telling look into the evolving Caribbean culture.

Vital to the booming culture, and to the centre of Yardie, is the music scene: D.’s life is forever changed by the musical world of London that he finds himself in, as were the lives of many Caribbean immigrants in the 1970s and beyond. A major part of first-time director Idris Elba’s life, the soundtrack of his first film emphasises his passion and talent for music.

In a sensational short documentary, the man behind the movie breaks down the diverse sounds of Yardie, and looks to his influences and other important members of the scene. From HUNGER fave Not3s to reggae dynasty offspring Skip Marley, as well as the likes of  Mykaell Riley, Mad Professor, Blacker Dread, Jammin, Paigey Cakey, Boasy Solgy and more. In a HUNGER exclusive, you can check out the short below to get you in the mood for Idris Elba’s Yardie, out in cinemas now.

Yardie is out in cinemas now.

31 August 2018