You know by now that Quentin Tarantino's new film, Django Unchained, has a hot soundtrack. In addition to spaghetti Western stylings from the likes of Ennio Morricone, Tarantino utilized original material for the first time in his career. The 1800s-set film includes Rick Ross ballin' out to "100 Black Coffins," John Legend's "Who Did That to You?" and a pitch-perfect James Brown and Tupac Shakur mash-up.
Fuse spoke with the film's stars, as well as an uncharacteristically tranquil Quentin Tarantino in a Wu Wear hoodie, about Django's unlikely music. "When you watch the film for the first time, different songs pop up and you kinda go, 'Oh, that's cool!'" says Samuel L. Jackson. "Some guys are riding horses across some place and all of a sudden there's Rick Ross. You kinda go, 'Whoa. Okay. Alright.' And then you find it being okay that it's a rap song playing over this particular thing."
Also learned: Tarantino plays music on set between takes, moving between hip hop, gospel, blues and classical music, and Jamie Foxx will sing some Notorious B.I.G. while impersonating Bill Cosby.
Django Unchained opens nationwide Christmas Day