'Spring Breakers' Soundtrack: James Franco Raps
Spring Breakers, the risque teen-centric film starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson, doesn't hit theaters until March 15, but fans are getting a preview of the music that will accompany it.
A special highlight of the soundtrack is a rap collaboration between Franco and local Florida rapper Dangeruss. Meek Mill, Waka Flocka Flame and Rick Ross also contributed to the album.
The soundtrack won't be released until Tuesday, but Franco’s collaboration with Dangeruss, titled “Hangin’ With Da Dopeboys,” can be listened to on Pitchfork’s website, where the entire album can be streamed. Skrillex produced the original score for the film, which also can be heard on the soundtrack.
Directed by Harmony Korine, the comedy revolves around four college girls looking for a fun time during spring break when they meet a white cornrow-braided gangster named Alien (Franco), and their vacation takes a dangerous turn.
Franco told GQ in May that Dangeruss was the biggest influence for his character in the film.
“He's fairly unknown, but he was down there in the place, living the life, and he became the biggest model for me, and he's in the movie," Franco said.
Although Franco insists that Dangeruss was the main inspiration, rapper Riff Raff disagrees, telling Entertainment Weekly that he knows he was the inspiration for the character.
”James Franco’s image [in the movie] can only be pointed back to one person: me,” said Riff. “That’s Riff Raff. No gangster would dress like that. I’m the only person who would do that. And I’m an icon. I’m a worldwide icon.”
Franco recently drew ire from pop phenom Justin Bieber, who reportedly was upset over a viral video in which the actor lip syncs to his hit single "Boyfriend." Spring Breakers co-star Benson, who appears in the clip, recently told Seventeen that Bieber had contacted her about her involvement.
"I heard from Justin," Benson said. "He wasn't happy. Justin is like my little brother since he and my ex are so close. Anytime you go through a breakup, the friends get defensive. But all is well in that area now."