Jay-Z to score Baz Luhrmann's <em>The Great Gasby</em>

Jay is reportedly “working tirelessly” on the Fitzgerald adaptation’s score.

Earlier this week, Consequence of Sound broke the news, sourcing a tweet by Jay-Z collaborator Jeymes Samuel (a polymath producer who works under the alias The Bullitts): “Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!”

The Great Gasby is directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire. The news follows earlier reports that Prince and Lady Gaga were writing new music for the film, which is due out in May.

Watch the trailer below, which is coincidentally soundtracked by Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch the Throne standout ‘No Church in the Wild’.



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