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