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Jay-Z Vs. Jay Gatsby: Similarities Between Rapper And 'The Great Gatsby' - The Daily Beast

Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo b
Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Rapper extraordinaire Jay-Z has reportedly been tasked with creating an original film score for director Baz Luhrmann's upcoming period drama, The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. The choice makes perfect sense, since Jay-Z is the modern-day Gatsby. From their humble beginnings to their alleged political and gangster affiliations, see the numerous similarities between rap mogul Jay-Z and F. Scott Fitzgerald's nouveau-riche man of mystery, Jay Gatsby.

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