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Jay-Z to score GG

POSTED Jan 7, 2013

Rapper Jay-Z is to provide the soundtrack to Baz Lurhmann's delayed-but-still-upcoming version of The Great Gatsby.

It may at first seem an unlikely choice, but Jay-Z's rags to riches tale in some way mirrors that of the story's main character, who also shrugged off humble beginnings to become fabulously wealthy - albeit by nefarious means.

 Jay-Z's producer The Bullits enthusiastically leaked the news via Twitter, 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 movie - originally due round about now - is expected to premiere in May.

Source: BBC external link