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Jay-Z to Produce Score For ‘The Great Gatsby’

By// Brandon Byrd

Hip-Hop and classic American literature will soon collide, because Jay-Z has just signed on to create an original score for the upcoming film, The Great Gatsby.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, the movie version of Gatsby is a cinematic take on the American classic novel, about a rich philanthropist. So far, The Great Gatsby has been generating so much buzz amongst critics that it is being considered a formidable contender for receiving prestigious movie awards.

Baz Luhrmann, the film’s director, used Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hit record “No Church In The Wild”  for the film’s debut trailer before signing the Brooklyn rapper as a producer.  There is no official word yet from Jay-Z’s camp about the move but check out TheGrio.com for the full story.

The Great Gatsby is set for a May 10th release. Check out the trailer below: