Jay-Z, The Bullitts to Score 'The Great Gatsby' (Video)

11:05 AM PST 01/02/2013 by Erika Ramirez, Billboard

Director Baz Luhrmann chose a track from the rapper’s “Watch the Throne” for the film’s trailer.

Jay-Z is confirmed to compose the score to The Great Gatsby, alongside The Bullitts. Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts took to Twitter Dec. 30 to share the news.

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"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.

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.

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Reports say that the film's soundtrack may include songs from Prince and Lady Gaga, according to the Collider. The soundtrack's tracklist has yet to be confirmed. The Great Gatsby opens on May 10. Check out the latest trailer below.

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 and more.

 

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