Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is dipping his famous toes in a very kind of musical venture: The guy who brought rap fans club bangers like “Who You Wit” and “99 Problems” is teaming up with producer-songwriter The Bullitts to provide the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel is due in theaters May 10.
“Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby!” The Bullitts announced via Twitter Wednesday. “It is too DOPE for words!”
Of course, the news doesn’t come as a complete surprise. Hov’s collaboration with Kanye West, “No Church in the Wild,” is featured in the film’s trailer. And Luhrmann was notorious for playing Jay-Z’s music on set.
“On my first day he had Jay-Z pumped up full, and we did the entire scene with, you know, Jay-Z in our ear on full blast while acting, and it was just so liberating,” Isla Fisher, who plays Myrtle Wilson in the film, told MTV News late last year.