Jay-Z’s new track “Brooklyn (We Go Hard),” produced by Kanye West and featuring Santogold, will be the first single off the soundtrack to “Notorious,” the forthcoming biopic of late rapper Notorious B.I.G.
“Brooklyn, we go hard, we go hard,” Santo’s voice loops throughout the song, which leaked online Monday. “Cross that bridge face the consequence,” she also raps in a verse. [Scroll down to listen.]
“If a man tests my Stuy, I guarantee he won’t like my reply,” Jay cautions. “I’m a Brooklyn boy, I may take some getting used to.”
The “Notorious” soundtrack will be released by Biggie’s former recording home, Bad Boy. Most of the performers and producers are still being confirmed.
MTV.com is hearing talk of Biggie’s son, Christopher “CJ” Wallace Jr., recording a remake of his father’s classic “One More Chance.” According to the Web site, “The capacity of CJ’s participation is still unconfirmed by the label, but a source close to the Wallace family has told us he will be rapping with his dad. The young Wallace actually plays his father for a short while in the Biggie film.”
The “Notorious” soundtrack is due in stores Jan. 13. The movie is slated for release Jan. 16 through Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Meanwhile, nine vintage Jay-Z videos went up Tuesday for mobile download on Thumbplay.com. The clips include “Blue Magic,” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up),” “Excuse Me Miss,” “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me),” “I Know,” “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “Money, Cash, H**s” and “Roc Boys (And The Winner Is).”
“Brooklyn (We Go Hard)” – Jay-Z feat. Santogold (produced by Kanye West)