Jay-Z Confirmed to Executive Produce ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack
Great news, movie buffs. There is official confirmation that Jay-Z will executive produce the soundtrack to the film, âThe Great Gatsby.’ Back in January, it was announced that Hov had some involvement with the film but exact details were scarce.
Reuters confirmed that Jigga will in fact oversee the musical selection alongside the filmâs score producer Craig Armstrong. He’ll help select âa varied collection of the worldâs most talented and compelling musical artistsâ for the soundtrack.
The lead actor of the film, Leonardo DiCaprio, introduced the director of âGatsby,â Baz Luhrmann, to Jayâs music. Luhrmann recalls meeting Jay. âLeonardo and I were lucky enough to be present in a recording session over two years ago as Jay-Z was recording ‘No Church in the Wild,’ and the collaboration grew from there,” he shared. He also calls their collaboration âa credible and natural fit.â
Baz Luhrmann always brings contemporary with the old in his films. This should be an interesting collaboration and vision of the classic, ‘The Great Gatsby.’
âThe Great Gatsbyâ soundtrack will be released on Interscope Records.
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