Wiley has dropped his video for ‘Boasty’, his collaboration with Stefflon Don, the unrivaled don of dancehall Sean Paul and 7 Wallace head-honcho Idris Elba.
Directed by the highly-acclaimed Henry Scholfield and shot in London, the videos flow matches the infectious energy and fast-paced tropical rhythms of the track.
Idris comes in about halfway through the track and in the video the actor and rapper performs a few dance moves which have attracted a lot of attention from fans.
“Idris’ dance should be trending”, a commentator said on social media.
Bleron Morina commented underneath the video: “I’m so obsessed with the Idris Elba dance! DAMN”
Whilst Henry Madu said: “That Idris Elba dance was all kinds of dope.”
Suru Damilola also wrote: “That move is on a different level. Elba so on point.”
Switching between choppy inter-changing frames we move from the striking Stefflon Don, to Sean Paul and finally Idris Elba rounds off proceedings with his commanding lyrical swagger. The ever-elusive Wiley in true Godfather style has left his vocals to do the talking.
Scholfield recaps: “I liked this idea of the artists all competing for lyrical screen-space with them crumpling, folding, or stomping on each other to bring us from one to the next. It had a kinda vibe of bigupmanship and a visual riff on who’s the boasty-iest… to say it was a shoot to remember would be a bit of an understatement. What a killer quartet of awesome artists.”
A exuberant carnival-tinged banger co-produced by Rotterdam’s Mucky and Toddla T who also makes an appearance in the video, Boasty’s garnered widespread support across 1Xtra, KISS FRESH and Capital Xtra.