Rizzle Kicks team up with Dominic West

Rizzle Kicks and 'The Wire' actor Dominic West have collaborated on two new tracks, and the pop duo admit working with the 43-year-old star is like teaming up with a "close friend"

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This article is from 2013.

Rizzle Kicks

Rizzle Kicks

Rizzle Kicks have teamed up with Dominic West on two new tracks.

The 'Wire' actor features on the 'Down With Trumpets' duo's new songs 'Put Your Two's Up' and 'That's Classic', and the pair - Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule - admit collaborating with star felt like working with a "close friend" because they are obsessed with the US drama series.

Jordan said: "When we'd finished watching The Wire it was almost like losing a close friend. Being able to have the star of the show on our record was definitely one of those 'pinch myself' moments."

The pop act teamed up with the 43-year-old star - who played detective Jimmy McNulty in the drama - after telling their producer Ant Whiting, who is good friends with Dominic, how much they love the drama series.

Jordan added to The Sun newspaper: "We'd mentioned to Ant about our love for The Wire and he said, 'Yeah, we go way back. He lives round the corner. We should get him to do something on a track.'

"Having Dom in the studio was awesome. Not only did we have a proper laugh making the song, we were able to have some drinks, which was a good opportunity to get to know him and ask him a bucketload of questions."

In the video for 'Put Your Two's Up' - which is produced by Fatboy Slim - Dominic can be seen calling partygoers to the dancefloor as he becomes increasingly slurred while jigging along to the song.

This article is from 2013.

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BRIT School graduates Rizzle Kicks have been having their own go at the charts, following in the footsteps of their classmates Adele and Leona Lewis. The pair offer 80s-inspired, 'flower power' hip hop in support of their 2011 debut album, Stereo Typical.

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