The upcoming, Willow Smith-starring remake of Annie now has Jay-Z taking care of the score. The synergy of this collaboration is twofold; Willow (aka Young Illuminati) is signed to Roc Nation, and her starring in a potentially blockbuster musical is a prospect that connects directly back to Jay, and one of Hov’s biggest smashes to date is the Annie-sampling “Hard Knock Life.” Even for Jay-Z, this is an impressive amount of connections.

Jay is expected to contribute a few new original songs to the soundtrack.