Idris Elba’s talents don’t rely just on acting, his passion for music has assisted him to make strides in the industry. Now, the British star can add record executive to his list of titles. Billboard reports, Tuesday (July 3), Elba announced his new record label, 7Wallace Music, which will be led by French artist James BKS.
James BKS has made a name for himself abroad but also has worked with Diddy, Talib Kweli and in the U.S. His talents have led him to compose music for Yves Saint-Laurent, Prada, and Giorgio Armani, while also scoring French films La Taularde and Le Gang Des Antillais. All of those efforts were done under his Grown Kid creative imprint.
“James is a rare find,” Elba said to Billboard. “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 in the future. It’s a huge move for 7Wallace, a small indie label.”
The latest single from James, “Kwlele,” will be available July 13 and feature Dibango and Allan Kingdom. “The song is the musical answer to my inner questions. Finally I can be proud of my roots and say this music is fully me,” James shared.
Keep an eye out for the single and more from Elba’s 7Wallace imprint.