Jay-Z Confirmed To Co-Score The Great Gatsby

It’s Official: Jay-Z Confirmed For Score Of ‘The Great Gatsby’

Jay-Z and singer, songwriter, producer Jeymes Samuel aka The Bullitts are confirmed for the score of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming extravaganza, The Great Gatsby.

A lush May trailer that featured Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Church in the Wild” from their joint effort Watch The Throne, should have been the red flag for the direction Luhrmann was going in, and now it’s come to pass.

After earlier rumors that Prince and Lady Gaga were in the frame as musical contributors, Samuel delightedly tweeted the big news yesterday, writing:

“Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!”

The Film Stage reveals that Jay-Z’s music has never been far from Luhrmann’s mind for his fifth film and was played as motivation/inspiration during production.

They note that Craig Armstrong is currently credited as composer, so it’s possible the soundtrack will feature a combination of all three.

But from the tone of Samuel’s tweet, it’s not at all fanciful to assume that he and Hov will have a major — if not — exclusive role on The Great Gatsby’s score. Or is it?