Forget Leonardio Dicaprio. It’s billionaire mogul Jay-Z who’s the real king of the world. A minute-and-a-half snippet of his Great Gatsby contribution “100$ Bill” has surfaced, and the track is the second brand new offering from Hova in less than two weeks, following the recent surprise release of political rant “Open Letter.”
“The honeymoon’s over with the street shit / used to see my kids on the weekend / Carter, new Kennedy / an ordinary Joe, you will remember me,” Jay, who executive-produced the Gatsby soundtrack, rhymes on “100$ Bill,” just one of 14 songs to appear on the album (out May 7). The MC simultaneously boasts about being the “new Malcolm” while also detailing how “dollars fall” and lamenting the fact that “politicians all move for money.”
Money talks…and spits. Give the clip a spin below.
Jay-Z — ”100$ Bill” (snippet)
Other artists who have gotten in on the Gatsby action include Lana Del Rey (hear “Young & Beautiful”), Fergie (“A Little Party”), Florence + The Machine (“Over The Love”) and Jay-Z’s better half, Beyonce, who collaborated with Andre 3000 for a dark cover of Amy Winehouse‘s “Back To Black.”
Does “100$ Bill” sound like another “Empire State Of Mind”-sized hit to you?