By Georgette Pierre
From the Marcy Projects to the Brooklyn Nets and now the movies, Jay-Z has been tapped to score “The Great Gatsby”along with The Bullitts. According to Billboard, Jeymes Samuel tweeted the news a couple of days ago.
“Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!” he wrote.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the trailer currently features Watch the Throne track “No Church in the Wild” with previous reports that the film will also include songs by Prince and Lady Gaga. The film is set to hit theaters this summer and will star Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan.
A few months ago, Jay also celebrated the launch of NBA 2K13’s new game for which he executive produced the soundtrack. He caught up with MTV News at the launch party back in September to share his thoughts on bringing flavor to the video game realm. “I think music and sports go hand-in-hand, and they wouldn’t pay out to get a U2, a Coldplay, a Kanye,” Jay said of game developer 2K Sports. “I thought it was very smart of them and very open of them to come and allow us to bring the game closer to the culture. They were really cool about it.”
On top of scoring movies, 2013 should also bring some new music from the rap mogul and his wife, who’s set to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. Last month, Jo’zzy, writer and artist from Timbaland’s team, posted the picture of the two hard at work in the studio.
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