Fresh off working alongside JAY-Z as executive music consultant for soundtrack to “The Great Gatsby”, The Bullitts collaborates with a cast of heavyweights for the Premiere of the Urban-Western Video: ”They Die By Dawn”
Featuring Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Isaiah Washington, Jesse Williams & Rosario Dawson
“‘They Die By Dawn’ is the definitive sound of the Bullitts,” Jeymes tells Rolling Stone. “It’s the epitome of what I call ‘creating from the hip.'”
The Highly Anticipated CD: ‘They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories’
Out Summer 2013Collaborations are the lifeblood of modern hip-hop.
No one knows that better than Rap icon Jay-Z. Jigga Man does not choose his co-conspirators lightly. When the time came to create the genre bending music for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby,” Jay-z selected The Bullitts (aka producer/musical renaissance man Jeymes Samuel) to be his right hand man. Serving as Executive Music Consultant, The Bullitts helped build a groundbreaking journey in music and film.
No surprise then that when the time came for The Bullitts to create the bangin’ new track “They Die By Dawn” he reached out to Yasiin Bey (aka the incredible Mos Def), longtime associate Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu. The result is nothing short of remarkable. The track blends an Ennio Morricone spaghetti western inspired hook with big beats and truly inspired rhymes to create a sound with an emotionally packed cinematic quality. “They Die By Dawn” is just the beginning of a revolution in sound from one of modern music’s most promising and creative minds. “They Die By Dawn” is available exclusively through ROLLING STONE.
“The Bullitts isn’t a band, it’s not an outfit, it’s just a moniker that I make music under. Because my brain thinks non-linearly with regards to sonics.”
– Jeymes Samuel