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Baz Luhrmann (L) directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in a scene from “The Great Gatsby”

*Director Baz Luhrmann not only enlisted Jay-Z to oversee the soundtrack to his remake of “The Great Gatsby,” but also used the rapper’s music to get his actors in the right frame of mind on set.

The Aussie-born filmmaker describes one party scene where he needed his actors to lose all restraint and get buck wild — but it just wasn’t happening.

“We were about 20 or 30 minutes away from wrapping and I go, ‘We still haven’t got that wild party feel,’” Luhrmann recalled during a recent press conference for the film. “We wanted to go there but we weren’t quite sure how to.”

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Luhrman ultimately decided to play some music in the background, in hopes that it would loosen up the scene.

“I ran around and had a little chat with everyone – little whispers – I said, ‘We’ve got 20 minutes left, let’s just turn all the cameras on and go for it,’” he said.

The director started things off by piping in some jazz music, but that wasn’t doing the job either.

Below, Baz explains what happened when he hit the speakers with Jay-Z and Kanye West’s track “Ni**as in Paris,” which he refers to as “N.I.P.”

“The Great Gatsby” opens in theaters today (May 10). Watch the trailer below.