Skip to main content

Jay-Z - $100 Bill

DJBooth_logo2x
  • Artist: JAY-Z
  • Track: $100 Bill
  • Producer: E. Vax
  • Album: The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody, the last single off the official soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, met an ambivalent reception in The DJBooth; the combination of 1920s jazz and contemporary club music was intriguing but, judging by the 2.2-star average rating from our readers, its disparate elements didn't quite gel. Follow-up $100 Bill, on the other hand, is essentially a straight-up hip-hop record, with rap mogul Jay-Z (the soundtrack's Executive Producer) at the helm. Over E. Vax's shimmering synth arpeggios, stop-start percussion and Murder to Excellence-esque chants, Hova delivers braggadocious verses connected to Gatsby only via the general theme of moneyed decadence. Lest we forget, though, the cut is peppered with sampled dialogue from the film. Like what you're hearing? You can look forward to more fresh tunes from a variety of heavyweight artists (including Hova's better half) on the Great Gatsby soundtrack LP, scheduled to hit record stores and online retailers May 7.

Scroll to Continue

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

Best-of-the-Week-Header--22-

5 Songs You Need to Hear: Best of the Week

Tap in with new releases from Young Dolph, Zinoleesky, Central Cee, Simi, and Lay Bankz.

am-world-top10-sept-16x9@2x--3-

10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now

Finesse2Tymes, Luh Tyler, Antha Pantha, TS Lagga, and Xhulooo are among the artists on our radar — they should be on your radar, too.

5-Albums-Header--19-

5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week

Tell your friends about new releases from SZA, Rot Ken, Scorey, Bree Runway, and Alkaline.

Related

am-world-top10-sept-16x9@2x--3-

10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now

Finesse2Tymes, Luh Tyler, Antha Pantha, TS Lagga, and Xhulooo are among the artists on our radar — they should be on your radar, too.

5-Albums-Header--19-

5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week

Tell your friends about new releases from SZA, Rot Ken, Scorey, Bree Runway, and Alkaline.

5-Albums-Header--18-

5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week

Press play on new releases from Metro Boomin, The Mavins, Babyface Ray, brakence, and Tiggs Da Author.

Header--36-

Tahj Keeton Makes Beauty Through Chaos

Georgia artist Tahj Keeton gets real about his bubbling sound with Audiomack World.

am-world-top10-sept-16x9@2x--2-

10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now

Get familiar with FNF Chop, skaiwater, BabyDrill, 21 Lil Harold, BigXthaPlug, Gloss Up, and more.

5-Albums-Header--16-

5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week

Press play on new albums from Wizkid, GloRilla, SleazyWorld Go, Sarkodie, and SoFaygo.