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Jay-Z To Produce 'The Great Gatsby' Score

Jay-Z To Produce 'The Great Gatsby' Score

Come this time next year, could Jay-Z be up for an Oscar nomination? The rapper/record producer/entrepreneur is on board to help score the re-make of The Great Gatsby.

Jay-Z, born Shawn Corey Carter, is teaming up with The Bullitts' Jeymes Samuel for the film's music, which Samuel revealed via Twitter. Samuel was clearly ecstatic over their pairing for the film, which stars Leonard DiCaprio and Isla Fisher, saying through the social networking site, "It is too DOPE for words!"

The younger brother of singer Seal, Samuel has left his mark on the music biz on singles Supercool, Landspeeder and Close Your Eyes. He has also written and directed the upcoming single They Die By Dawn starring Idris Elba.

This is not the first mash-up Jay-Z has had with Australian-born filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, who is directing the film based on the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Lurhmann used one of his songs for The Great Gatsby's first trailer.

Also starring Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Tobey Maguire, the story revolves around a Midwestern transplant to Long Island who becomes fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby and is drawn into his circle of obsession and tragedy.

The Great Gatsby opens in May.

[Source: The Guardian]

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Jay-Z, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal & More Campaign For Obama; Anheuser-Busch Not Thrilled With Flight: Biz Break

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 14:  Jay-Z attends a press conference on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to announce that he will headline the 'Budweiser Made In America' Two Day Music Festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day Weekend on May 14, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bill McCay/FilmMagic)

Also in Tuesday morning's news round-up: Osama Bin Laden raid pic Seal Team Six is a big Nat Geo hit; Cate Blanchett heads to Middle East jury duty; And Imodgen Poots eyes a Zac Efron romantic comedy.
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Watch Jay-Z and Kanye Play With Pyrotechnics in the New Spike Jonze-Directed 'Otis' Video

What do you get when you combine Jay-Z, Kanye West, pyrotechnics and an Otis Redding sample? Apparently, the new Spike Jonze-directed music video for "Otis," a track off of Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative album Watch the Throne inspired by Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness." Click through to take a look at the explosive fun and keep an eye out for a cameo by 30 Minutes or Less star Aziz Ansari.

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