Jay-Z Is Doing The Score For ‘The Great Gatsby’, Apparently

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12.31.12 6 Comments

If you’ve seen the trailer for The Great Gatsby that’s been playing in theaters for months, you know that it’s set to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s No Church in the Wild, so the news that Jay is apparently scoring the movie might not come as a huge surprise, but it still feels somewhat surprising nonetheless.

Now, no official word has come from “Hova” or Gatsby’s producers, mind you, but Jay-Z collaborator Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts tweeted last night that the two were hard at work on the score for the film — the soundtrack for which is reported to include new music from Prince and Lady Gaga.

I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict an Oscar nomination for Jay-Z for his work here. This just seems like a perfect fit for him. Refer back to the aforementioned trailer for reference…

(Via Consequence of Sound and Huffington Post)

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Brett has been a New York Times contributing writer, a national affairs reporter for Yahoo! News, and a writer/editor at Gawker Media. Brett has also written for Esquire, Yahoo! Sports, Deadspin, Complex, Gourmet, Hazlitt, Animal, Gambit, and Dealbreaker.

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