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Jay-Z Releases His 'Great Gatsby' Track '100$ Bill'

May 3, 2013 (2:57 am) GMT
Days before the soundtrack compilation is released, executive producer Jay-Z drops his own contribution to the album.

After almost releasing every other single on the album, finally debuts his own contribution to the star-studded "" soundtrack entitled "100$ Bill". The 43-year-old rap mogul's track serves as a fitting climax to the weeks leading up to the studio effort's big release on May 7.

The three-and-a-half-minute song opens with the very recognizable voice of the movie's lead actor , his lines from the period film generously sprinkled in between Jay-Z's verses. The jazz flutes give the tune its roaring twenties vibe while at the same time the heavy percussion beat that carries Hov's rhymes give it its modern flair.

The Roc Nation boss does what he does best on this track, effortlessly spewing out his rhymes in quick succession but still clear enough for listeners to hear him rap about the "decade of decadence, ill reverence." He name-drops everyone from music's to , Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain, Jack Gleason, Colin Powell, even Kennedy and Einstein.

"It's not the typical soundtrack, or a standalone piece. The songs are pretty much in the film, so it goes hand in hand with each other. It had to fit pretty snug, it wasn't an afterthought," Jay-Z proudly describes his new masterpiece. He wouldn't have been able to do it without the support of his A-list group of collaborators topped by wife and her "Back to Black" partner (Andre 3000), the duo of and Fergie a.k.a. , , , .

Jay-Z's "100$ Bill" full audio:


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