Jay-Z is Producing a Jazzy Score for "The Great Gatsby"

Jay-Z is Producing a Jazzy Score for "The Great Gatsby"

In December, we told you that Jay-Z would score The Great Gatsby, movie director Baz Luhrmann's adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald's movie of the same name. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and is out May 10.

Today, though, we're getting more details from the score, according to Rolling Stone. Apparently, Jay is looking to blend period and contemporary jazz into hip-hop. "As soon as I spoke with Baz and Leonardo, I knew this was the right project," Jay said, according to Reuters. "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 Great Gatsby soundtrack will be released on Interscope Records.

[via Rolling Stone]

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