When the final Django Unchained trailer dropped (the domestic version, at least), we commented at how the music used in the clip reached back to Quentin Tarantino’s roots. Even Jamie Foxx told us during Comic-Con interviews that Tarantino is huge in the hip-hop community because of his ability to mash together genres, as if in a red-hot hip-hop track. The driving beat in the Django clip was Rick Ross’s "100 Black Coffins," which we’re happy to share with you below:
Tarantino’s movies often are defined by their soundtracks. Think back to the Pulp Fiction CD, which relied on surf, pop and R&B tracks culled from a lifetime of music history to set the tone of key scenes. I’m not sure that Tarantino has had an official movie soundtrack invade the pop culture landscape as deeply as Pulp, but Foxx was constantly reminding us of the musical influences that drove the Django collaboration on set, and so this one could end up being a special, must-own collection as well.
Django Unchained is just now starting to screen for critics ahead of its Dec. 25 opening. As you probably already know, the movie stars Foxx as a freed slave who joins forces with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to help rescue his imprisoned wife (Kerry Washington) from the clutches of a wicked plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). We broke down the complete soundtrack list earlier this month. Now we’re dying to put visuals with the beats QT has selected for his spaghetti western mashup.
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