Jay-Z’s Score For ‘The Great Gatsby’ Will Blend Jazz With Hip-Hop


A little while back we learned that Jay-Z would be working on the score for Baz Luhrman’s upcoming film The Great Gatsby. Everyone and their mama is excited for this flick, and since we learned that Prince and Lady Gaga might even be working on new songs for the soundtrack, I think we can also get excited about the musical experience of this movie. Jay-Z is now said to be producing the score and we’ve got some exciting deets about the direction he plans to take with it. Click inside for more!

Complex has the story:

In December, we told you that Jay-Z would score The Great Gatsby, movie director Baz Luhrmann’s adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s movie of the same name. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and is out May 10.

Today, though, we’re getting more details from the score, according to Rolling Stone. Apparently, Jay is looking to blend period and contemporary jazz into hip-hop. “As soon as I spoke with Baz and Leonardo, I knew this was the right project,” Jay said, according to Reuters. “The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion. It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist.”

The Great Gatsby soundtrack will be released on Interscope Records.

Jay-Z has worked with many producers (like Kanye West) who fuse Hip-Hop with soul, jazz, rock, and pretty much every other genre, so it sounds like this is right up his alley. I’m actually hoping things sound a little like his American Gangsta album, so yeah. I’m psyched to hear this one!

The Great Gatsby hits thatres May 10.

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