Yardie (original soundtrack)
"Idris Elba (OBE), one of Britain’s greatest actors releases his directorial debut Yardie, in cinemas across the UK on 31st August, based on the 1992 book by Victor Headley.
Set in 1970’s Kingston, Jamaica and 1980’s Hackney, London – Island Records UK will release the Original Soundtrack, spanning music across two decades including reggae legends Dennis Brown, Yellow Man and Black Uhuru, plus a special bonus track by Skip Marley. Released on CD, digital and vinyl on 24th August. Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). The Soundtrack’s final close is a special cover from Jamaican Singer-Songwriter and Grandson of the legendary Bob Marley, Skip Marley. “Johnny Was” originally from Bob’s seventh record “Rastaman Vibration” tells the story of an innocent man called Johnny who died unjustly because of gang fighting - a theme explored in the film itself.