Hip Hop is making great leeway into the business of movie scores and soundtracks. Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts announced via Twitter that he is currently collaborating with Hip Hop entrepreneur Jay-Z to create the original music score for “The Great Gatbsy”, due in movie theaters on May 10, 2013.
Samuel, who just so happens to be the younger brother of singer Seal, tweeted, “Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming#CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!”
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the latest rendition of “The Great Gatsby” has an all-star cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire.
Movie-goers can expect to hear a variety of modern music throughout the film, including music by Lady Gaga, Prince, Kanye West, and of course, Jay-Z.
According to MTV News, the cast and crew of the film have been having a field day listening to music by Jay-Z throughout the production.
Actress Isla Fisher reflects on the experience, “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.”
Hip Hop has been making its rounds in the movie business with rappers merging with unexpected productions to create some of the most unconventional collaborations in film history.
In the last year alone, the RZA took the music world by storm when he scored “The Man with an Iron Fist”.
Later, Rick Ross would shock movie-goers with his unconventional song “100 Black Coffins” that played during a head turning scene in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”.
Jay-Z is no stranger to teaming up with the film world. His music has been featured on a range of movie projects, including “American Gangster”, “Training Day”, and “Belly”. Currently, the trailer for “Gangster Squad” features the song “No Church in the Wild” from the album “Watch The Throne”, an epic music collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Even with this progress, Hip Hop would not be properly introduced to the world of music scores, which is filled with the likes of Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, and Kitaro, until Jay-Z blessed it with his golden touch.
Known for his great business acumen, Jay-Z makes, yet, another great business move that shows Hip Hop music creators and listeners that possibilities are limitless.