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Beyonce & Andre 3000 COVERING Amy Winehouse For "The Great Gatsby" Soundtrack + Jay-Z LAUNCHES Roc Nation Sports, SIGNS NY Yankees Baller Robinson Cano

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Beyonce's planning a remake of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" with Andre 3000 for the Jay-Z helmed "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack.  Find out more inside and get the deets on the new Roc Nation Sports launch....

 

Music sensation Beyonce is among the high profile music acts tapped to appear on the highly-anticipated soundtrack for the Baz Luhrmann-directed adaption of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby. 

Teaming with rap legend, Andre 3000, (who appeared on her "Party" single off the 4 album), Beyonce will contribute a cover of the Amy Winehouse's hit "Back To Black" for the movie soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

Set to have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, the movie's star-studded soundtrack will be executive-produced by Bey's husband, rap mogul Jay-Z.  His contributions will be woven into a music score by long-time Luhrmann collaborator, composer Craig Armstrong, and used to drive the feel of Gatsby’s champagne-infused dance floors and illegal speakeasies, while articulating the film’s “1920s-Meets-Now” sound.

Jay-Hova, who was introduced to Baz by Leonardo, spoke of his involvement saying,

“As soon as I spoke with Baz and Leonardo, I knew this was the right project. The Great Gatsby 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. The imagination Baz brought to ‘Moulin Rouge’ made it a masterpiece, and ‘Romeo + Juliet’s’ score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character. This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.”

The soundtrack will be released by Interscope Records.

 In case you missed it, watch "The Great Gatsby" trailer here:

 

In other Jay-Z news,

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The mogul has launched a new full-service sports management company called Roc Nation Sports. With rapper Juan Perez serving at the company's president, they partnered with CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency to co-represent NY Yankees star Robinson Cano (shown above with Jay-Z) as their first client. Jay-Z explained the expansion saying,

“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years."

Meanwhile, Robinson, a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, signed his Roc Nation Sports contract earlier today and added,

“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors both on and off the field.  I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates."

 

Congrats to the new Roc Nation Sports family.

 

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Jay-Z is the ultimate

Jay-Z is the ultimate hustler...18 businesses and counting...my mentor for sure!

Is it really that hard just

Is it really that hard just to go and find SOME ORIGINAL MATERIAL? DAMN! "BACK TO BLACK" WAS MY FAVORITE SONG on that album of AMY'S!" Back to Black", "Tears Dry on Their On", "Just Friends", "UnHolyWar" I can't even count how many times I just kept playing Back To Black OVER AND OVER! LEAVE AMY'S SONG ALONE! Jay Z and Kanye wanted to work with Amy really BAD but she LIKED NAS! Are they SCRAMBLING THAT BAD IN HER CAMP to have to go RE-DO someone's song who have not even been DEAD THAT LONG! This is why alot of people CAN'T STAND THOSE 2! GET YOUR OWN CLASSIC MUSIC we all know her songs will never be considered CLASSIC! Smh! LEAVE AMY and WHITNEY'S songs ALONE!
Shay's picture

Back to Black DOES NOT need

Back to Black DOES NOT need to be covered! Why can't they use it as is?
Awwwww Shucks's picture

Thank you!!!!!

Thank you!!!!!
LaFord's picture

It is NO big deal, she and

It is NO big deal, she and Andre are covering a Amy Winehouse song, it is flattering if anything, would any of you rather have her act in the movie??? I did not think so. LOL!!! Some people like to complain about every little thing Beyonce does, give it a rest already!!
sweetpea1989's picture

Its just a cover! of course

Its just a cover! of course beyonce and andre are not going to sound exactly like amy but thats what covers are people stfu!
BritJackson's picture

NO THANK YOU BE-YAWN-CÉ, Amy

NO THANK YOU BE-YAWN-CÉ, Amy (God rest her soul) and her fans DO NOT need you to do that!!!!
PeaceSilas's picture

anything with Andre 3k on it

anything with Andre 3k on it is alright with me. Beyonce is the icing on the country cake. Shoot I still miss his cartoon (Class of 3000)even tho I think im the only one that was ever watching it.
shuga's picture

NO NO NO!!!! I stayed

NO NO NO!!!! I stayed watching Class Of 3000!
Classic87's picture

The Art of the Deal is

The Art of the Deal is leverage what people 'think' you have for, what you really want... Jay Z may not be getting a lot of 'net profit' on any of the deals he has made, but it is increasing his NET WORTH and dollar valuation.... That will allow him to leverage his brand and his name to acquire more substantial investments.... This is what he has learned from the Warren Buffetts of the world.... How do you think Facebook was 'worth' billions and hadn't even made millions yet as a company?.... because they leveraged their brand.... this is the TRUE art of 'Smoke and Mirrors'....this is what makes the world go 'round... The Hustle
Grown Man Ish's picture

he on his grown man ish

he on his grown man ish
BritJackson's picture

Boom. Exactly.

Boom. Exactly.
GG Boo 4 U's picture

I like Beyonce but I am

I like Beyonce but I am totally against this cover. I mean, Back to Black is classic and timeless and TOO SOON to be revamping for covers. It's not broke so don't fix it. I'm highly appalled....(clearly you can tell I'm a STAUNCH Winehouse fan).
Eden Hansom's picture

Exactly, thank you!

Exactly, thank you!
PeaceSilas's picture

Looking forward to this movie

Looking forward to this movie because of Leonardo and Toby McGuire. Great actors. Soundtrack sounds like it'll be nice. But I don't like covers of songs that aren't at least 20 years old. That's probably just me, but the song seems too current to have a cover yet. But I'm sure Beyonce & Andre 3000 will still do a good job.
CheyPie's picture

Jay teaming up with CAA means

Jay teaming up with CAA means his company only makes 1.5% Commission Max. ....not sure why he's doing this. Very little NET Money involved. Maybe he just likes keeping his name alive
Jesus H. Christ's picture

You're probably right.

You're probably right. Reminds me of his minority interest in the New Jersey Nets. But hey, at least he's trying something...branching out to test the waters I guess.
CheyPie's picture

I like Beyonce and all but

I like Beyonce and all but soooo not feeling her and Andre 3000 covering "Back to Black"

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