Jay-Z Has A New Song On ‘The Book Of Clarence’ Soundtrack
According to the soundtrack of The Book Of Clarence, a new Jay-Z track is on the way. The premiere for the Book Of Clarence was over the weekend and the soundtrack was announced on Monday (Jan. 8).
In addition to Jay, who appears with D’Angelo on “I Want You Forever,” the soundtrack also has Doja Cat, Lil Wayne, Kodak Black, Kid Cudi, Jorja Smith, Buju Banton, and Shabba Ranks.
JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Doja Cat, Kodak Black, D’ANGELO, Jorja Smith & more will be featured on Jeymes Samuel’s “The Book of Clarence” Soundtrack. pic.twitter.com/wQ36MQr89p— Rap Alert (@rapalert6) January 9, 2024
The film will hit theaters on Friday (Jan. 12) and the soundtrack will also be available the same day via Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
Lakeith Stanfield, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Omar Sy, David Oyelowo, Teyana Taylor, and more are starring in the film. According to IMDB, the film’s plot is: “A down-on-his-luck Jerusalemite embarks on a misguided attempt to capitalize on the rise of celebrity and influence the Messiah for his own personal gain. The journey leads him on an exploration of faith and an unexpected path.”
Jay-Z’s The Book Of Clarence
This is the second time Jay and Jeymes Samuel have worked together on a film project. Samuel had his directorial debut on The Harder They Fall, which was executive-produced by Jay. He also made two contributions to the film’s soundtrack. The songs were: “Guns Go Bang” featuring Kid Cudi and “King Kong Riddim (ft BackRoad Gee),” which is a collaboration between Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Conway The Machine, and BlackRoad Gee.
Jay previously told Vanity Fair that he doesn’t want the audience to “immediately just focus on the religious aspect of it and not the human story,” he told the publication.
He added: “My fear is that people don’t allow that arc to take place, and are immediately judging.”
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the rapper said this is just the beginning of Samuel and his creative partnership.
“We got a bunch of projects in the pipeline as well — he’s just fearless,” he said. “He’s fearless and he’s creative. We went from Old West to the New Testament.”
Take a look at the trailer for The Book Of Clarence below: