Nas Records New Song For Mike Tyson Documentary, Salaam Remi To Score Project
Salaam Remi is onboard to score a Mike Tyson documentary directed by James Toback (“Black and White,” “Bugsy”) that will feature a new song by Nas called "Legendary." The doc is set to premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in May and be released as early as this summer. The embattled boxer will narrate his life's story, according to the music producer. "It's really chilling, " Remi told XXLmag.com. In addition to the Tyson documentary, Remi is finishing up music for the “Sex and The City” movie. He's serving as the executive music producer for the film and has worked with Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, and collaborative effort between Josh Stone and Al Green. Remi also produced Nas's recent single, "Be a Nigger, Too." With so many projects on his plate, however, Remi hasn't heard much feedback on the first selection off of Nas's controversially titled album, Nigger. He added he's felt no pressure from anyone regarding the title. "For me, it's all routine, " Remi explained. "Musically, I'm able to expand because I'm working with brilliant writers. They say things that are provocative, eye-brow raising, and everything else. So it gives me a chance to do the same. Expectations are cool, but at the end of the day, the content is the same. The fact that is raises eyebrows is cool, but you have to get it."