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Jay-Z Working on ‘The Great Gatsby’ Score

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Jay Gatsby and Jay-Z! What a duo.

Rapper Jay-Z’s music is featured prominently in the trailer for ‘The Great Gatsby’ and now, according to a tweet unleashed into the Twitterverse yesterday (Dec. 30), the rapper has been tasked to compose original music for the score.

A tweet issued by The Bullitts, the rap/electronic project of producer Jeymes Samuel, confirmed that the Hova is involved in the latest remake of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of money, excess and love. The tweet has since been deleted from The Bullitts’ feed, but it lives on, courtesy of ScreenCrush.

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

Further details about the rapper’s efforts on the score are not known at this time. There is also no guarantee that any of Jay-Z’s work will actually be featured in the final product, but that doesn’t dim our interest in this news.

We may have to wait until the film’s theatrical bow on May 10, 2013 to see or hear what Jay-Z was able to do and how he was inspired by the plot and themes of the book and the film.

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