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Jay-Z Reportedly Working On "The Great Gatsby" Score
posted Monday December 31, 2012 at 05:50AM PST | 30 comments
Jay-Z set to score "The Great Gatsby" along with The Bullitts' Jeymes Samuel.
When Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church In The Wild” appeared in the trailer to The Great Gatsby earlier in the year, not much was made of the song’s appearance but it now seems that Jay-Z’s involvement with the film may be much greater.
According to The Huffington Post, the rap Titan has reportedly been tapped to assist in creating the score for the Baz Luhrmann-directed film along with The Bullitts’ Jeymes Samuel.
While Jay-Z’s involvement in writing the score has yet to be officially confirmed, Samuel did send out this Tweet on December 30: “Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!”
As one of The Great Gatsby’s score composers, Jay-Z will join the likes of fellow artists including Pharrell Williams and RZA who have both worked on the scores to various films.
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire and will hit theaters on May 10, 2013.