If there's anybody in the world who understands the need to be big pimpin' and spendin' cheese, it's Jay-Z, and it sounds like all that baller status empathy is coming to good, good use for director Baz Luhrmann and his upcoming adaptation of "The Great Gatsby."
In this latest (final?) trailer for the lavish picture, the group offers up a delicious little sampling of the smörgåsbord of talent Jay's got on deck for "Gatsby" - leading off, of course, with his one and only
Daisy Beyonce and her co-cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" with Andre 3000. Listen closely and you'll also hear a little Jack White, Lana Del Rey and the incomparable Florence + the Machine seamlessly dropping in here and there. Gorgeous.
01. Jay-Z – 100$ Bill
02. Beyoncé and André 3000 – Back to Black
03. will.i.am – Bang Bang
04. Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
05. Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful
06. Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Love Is The Drug
07. Florence and the Machine – Over The Love
08. Coco O. of Quadron – Where The Wind Blows
09. Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Crazy in Love
10. The xx – Together
11. Gotye – Hearts a Mess
12. Jack White – Love is Blindness
13. Nero – Into the Past
Jay himself - while not composing the score, as originally expected, stepped into the soundtrack collaborator chair for this one, saying that the F. Scott Fitzgerald-penned tale "is that classic American story of one's introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion. It's ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist."
Luhrmann gushed that he and lead Leonardo DiCaprio were "lucky" to witness Jay's recording of "No Church in the Wild," featured on the first two trailer for the film, and "the collaboration grew from there."
Roc City's taking over Long Island for this one, peeps, and it's a beautiful thing.