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Rush Hour 3 Director Brett Ratner Talks Nas/Cee-Lo Collaboration

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After the incredible success of the first two installments of Rush Hour, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker return to the big screen again as Chief Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter this Friday, August 10 for the Brett Ratner directed Rush Hour 3.

 

It has been almost a decade since Rush Hour was released in 1998 and not only have the characters evolved over the years, but so has the music.

 

Nas and Cee Lo have lent their talents to create “Less Than An Hour, ” a newer version of Lalo Schifrin’s original Rush Hour theme.

 

The track was produced by well known producer Salaam Remi, whose credits include Nas’ “Made You Look,” Amy Winehouse’s “Tears Dry On Their Own,” and Toni Braxton’s “You’re Making Me High.”

 

“Salaam Remi is my secret weapon and he had the idea to take Lalo Schifrin’s Rush Hour theme and make a record called ‘Less Than An Hour’,” Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner told AllHipHop.com. “Nas and Cee Lo were the perfect artists for this because they are storytellers. Their lyrics are cinematic and they are truly poetic geniuses.”

 

Remi joined pianist and composer Lalo Schifrin on the Rush Hour 3 score.

 

Schifrin is well known for composing the theme song to the Mission Impossible television series and also composed the score for the Bruce Lee cult classic, Enter The Dragon.

 

Ratner, who first broke into directing as a Hip-Hop music video director, has directed all three Rush Hour movies as well as X Men: The Last Stand, Money Talks, and Red Dragon.

 

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