VVIP featuring Idris Elba + Phyno - Get in Da Picture” (Selfie remix)
Genre: Afrobeats - Track time: 3:36
VVIP is Ghana Rap/Hiplife veterans Reggie Rockstone (Reggie Ossei) and remaining V.I.P. members, Prodigal (Joseph Nana Ofori) and Zeal (Abdul Hamid Ibrahim). They released their debut single ‘Selfie' in May 2014 and now they have raised their star game by introducing Hollywood and British TV/Film actor Idris Elba on the remix along with Nigerian rap artist, Phyno. The group have confirmed that they have filmed a music video for the track which will be released publicly within 30 days.
You should know by now, that the British actor and Disc Jockey (DJ) of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean heritage; Idris Elba, came to film a movie project in the Eastern and Western regions of Ghana earlier this year. The name of the film is called “Beast of No Nation”. This is an adaptation of a novel about civil war through the eyes of a child soldier, written by Uzodinma Iweala. (He’s a commanding officer, Hence the beard in the photo). When Idris Elba had downtime, he connected with Ghana rap superstar, Reggie Rockstone in Accra. Idris Elba felt that he had to “bust a flow’ on Reggie’s current project: VVIP. “Selfie” Original VVIP - “Selfie (Audio + Video here)
VVIP employed Ghana super producer Magnom Beats (Sarkodie, Edem, Raquel, C-Real, Samini) to re-work the track originally set ablaze by Ghana’s DJ Breezy.
Up and coming rap artist Phyno of Nigeria heard about the collaboration and decided to join in and get in “da picture”. So here we have a beautiful collaboration of West African artist making music primed for the dance floor.
Order of rap verses: Idris Elba (Rapper I.E.) > Zeal > Reggie Rockstone > Zeal > Phyno > Prodigal.
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