Jay Z "100$ Bill"
Published May 02, 2013The sneak peeks from the Jay-Z-curated The Great Gatsby soundtrack have been flooding our ears these last few weeks, and now we have a contribution from Hova himself called "100$ Bill."
Despite the film's Roaring Twenties setting, the beat for the track riffs on ultra-dramatic '70s prog-styled synthesizer arpeggios and gospel choir work. To be fair, there are some jazzier flourishes backing some dialogue snatches from the flick.
As for Jay-Z's wordplay, he sounds off on stock market crashes, gets literary as he name-drops Mark Twain and, appropriately, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby, and talks about transforming from an ordinary Joe to a millionaire. Just like Gatsby!
You can check it out down below via NPR, who are also streaming the entire soundtrack.
The CD/digital versions of the soundtrack arrive May 7 Interscope, with a vinyl edition through Third Man Records coming at a later date.