At The Daily Beast Marlow Stern dissects the similarities between Jay Z and Jay G as well. For example, Stern tells us, both the gangsta rappa and the mysterious 'great gatsby' are both 'filthy rich' with Forbes estimating Jay Z's wealth at $500 million with Jay G's total worth being $600 million. It's worth remembering that Jay Z's bucks are real, Gatsby's millions are, well, the stuff that dreams are made of!
|Left) Rapper Jay-Z in New York in August 2009. (Right) Leonardo Dicaprio as Jay Gatsby in "The Great Gatsby", which is set to release in theaters on May 10, 2013. , Damon Winter/The New York Times, via Redux; Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures|
For the record, Craig Armstrong is listed as the film' s composer on imdb.com. Armstrong, the award winning composer worked with Luhrman on Moulin Rouge - similar in that it too used modern music in a period piece. Armstrong, a frequent U2 collaborator, is a heavy hitter, having also penned the scores Romeo and Juliet (and a much younger Leo), In Time, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Quiet American, Ray, Love Actually, Must Love Dogs, The Bone Collector and more. Browse around his website to learn more.