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Jay-Z, the Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'
Dec. 31, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
By Erika Ramirez, N.Y., Billboard
Jay-Z is confirmed to compose the score to "The Great Gatsby," alongside the
Bullitts. Jeymes Samuel of the Bullitts took to Twitter on Sunday to
share the news: "Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for
the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!"
Bing: Watch the 'Great Gatsby' trailer
Rumors of Jay-Z's participation with the film started swirling when the first
trailer debuted online in May. Director Baz Luhrmann chose Jay-Z and Kanye
West's "Watch the Throne" track "No Church in the Wild" as the music for the
film's trailer. The film's soundtrack may include songs from Prince and
Lady Gaga, according to Collider. The soundtrack's tracklist has yet to be
confirmed. "The Great Gatsby" opens on May 10.
Jay-Z took on a similar role earlier this year when curating the soundtrack
to "NBA 2K13." As executive producer, he brought along a number of artists for
the soundtrack, including Phoenix, Dirty Projectors, Daft Punk, Justice, Nas,
Kanye West and more.
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