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: