Jay-Z has partnered with director Baz Luhrmann to executive produce and record music for the soundtrack of the upcoming The Great Gatsby film. The rap legend will be “blending contemporary music with hip hop” for the project.
“As soon as I spoke with Baz and Leonardo, I knew this was the right project,” Jay said. “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 imagination Baz brought to `Moulin Rouge` made it a masterpiece, and `Romeo + Juliet`s` score wasn`t just in the background; the music became a character. This film`s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.”
The movie hits theaters May 10th.