Jay-Z Scoring Great Gatsby

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.

Comments (6)
  1. Sounds like the Bullitts is scoring the Great Gatsby and Jay-Z is telling him vaguely how things should sound.

  2. This movie is gonna blow.

  3. Ugh. This movie looks like it’ll be so bad. Even though I really like Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, and Jay-Z.

  4. So fucking tired of Jay-Z.

  5. Look, I’m pretty sure this will be great. I mean if the big dog Baz “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” Lurhmann is behind the helm, I doubt that nary a questionable aural choice could slip through the cracks and into the incidental music. Plus that and “Big Pimpin’” were my fave tracks of 1999. Did DiCaprio’s The Beach come out that year? Because if so, then this is some sort of ’99 magic trifecta. BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT, SON.

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