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Tuesday 26 September 2017
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THE GREAT GATSBY: ‘TOO DOPE FOR WORDS’

THE GREAT GATSBY: ‘TOO DOPE FOR WORDS’

Baz Luhrmann’s new epic The Great Gatsby is due out later this year and we’ve got EXCLUSIVE access to the post-production-process, with Jay-Z, the resident composer who along with Huey Lewis (formerly of Huey Lewis and the News) is supervising the soundtrack.

‘We got Spiderman, man, not spidermanman but like Spiderman comma man, dig,’ say-Z Jay-Z. ‘It’s so off the hook, it’s Yah-Yah Biscuits.’
Huey nods vigorously, ‘It’s like when I did “Too Hip to Be Square”, everyone was like this is too much. It’s too Avanty Gurd.’
‘We got the chick from Shameless, An Education, Drive, Never Let Me Go and a million over films and there’s Spidey and the Titanic Gang from New York his good self, Leonardo Da Vinci Code Di Caprio,’ says Jay-Z high fiving me as we walk from the heli-pad. ‘And the Baz-Tard [as he prefers to be know] he’s Mouliny Rougeing the fuck out of this mutha fucker.’
‘Michael J. Fix was like the “Power of Love”, isn’t that too sexually explicit?’ Huey laughs. ‘And I said hell no. It’s all about jizz, but no one will get it.’
‘When we saw the visual-Z the Duhrman was dropping on us, I was like “Woah!” I literally shit my pants,’ Jay-Z snorts.
‘Metaphorically, I think you mean,’ says Huey.
‘No, I sprayed them, babeee!’
We all collapse about laughing our asses off at this beautiful intimacy. ‘So,’ I ask, ‘the idea is that even with the Hip Hop and the CGI and the frenetic editing it keeps true to the spirit of the book?’
Huey and Jay-Z look at each other in a silence that has fallen suddenly.
‘There’s a book?’ they say in unison.  

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