We got an inkling of Jay-Z’s involvement in the upcoming movie, The Great Gatsby in December. Now details have surfaced that Jay-Z will serve as the soundtrack’s executive producer, as well as contribute original music for the anticipated flick starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Still wondering how Jay became connected with the movie? It started with Leo introducing Hov to the film’s director, Baz Lurhmann, which blossomed into a two-year-long partnership between the pair.
According to Pitchfork, Lurhmann said in a statement: “During this time, Jay-Z worked with Luhrmann and his team to capture, translate and contrast the feelings of Fitzgerald’s decadent era with that of our own, using hip-hop and jazz, music contemporary and period, to bring two distinct American moments to simultaneous life.”
Lurhmann goes on to explain, “Leonardo 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.”