Jay-Z Scoring Great Gatsby

By Claire Lobenfeld / January 2, 2013 - 10:35 am

When the trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s Great Gatsby first appeared, the inclusion of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church In The Wild” was a bit of a head-scratcher. As it turns out, the Watch The Throne-opener was foreshadowing the rest of the film’s musical programming. Over the weekend, Jeymes Samuel, bka producer the Bullitts, tweeted that he and Jay will be collaborating on Gatsby‘s score. Hov is no stranger to having his music in period pieces, having made his tenth solo record, American Gangster, in tandem with the Denzel Washington vehicle, of the same name, about 1970s drug lord Frank Lucas.

This wasn’t Jay’s only big event over the holiday—no, not that. On New Year’s Eve, he co-headlined Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with friend Chris Martin and his band Coldplay. Watch footage from the show below.