Though traditionally the realm of good ol' boy rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, drag racing's speed and drama have plenty in common with hip-hop's frenetic beats, rhymes, and revved-up machismo. Proving that point is the R&B-and rap-laced soundtrack for The Fast and the Furious, a flick loosely based on an article from Vibe magazine about L.A. gangs who race stolen and remodeled cars. Seventeen cuts deep, the disc buzzes with rah-rah thug boasts ("POV City Anthem" by Cadillac Tah), assorted nihilistic hardcore rhymes (Scarface's "Suicide"), and party-crunkin' feel-good jams ("Good Life Remix" featuring Faith Evans). At times, the soundtrack's speedy pace makes it whiz by like too much greased lightning. But with pit stops like the Prince-informed drumbeats of Ashanti's "When a Man Does Wrong," the sensitive-man swooning of R. Kelly on "Take My Time Tonight," and Vita's remake of Madonna's "Justify My Love," the disc's high-octane hip-hop is balanced with just enough belt buckle-polishing slow jams to prevent listeners from getting whiplash.
Performance CreditsDonnie Lyle Guitar
Method Man Track Performer
Faith Evans Track Performer
Funkmaster Flex Track Performer
Fat Joe Track Performer
Limp Bizkit Track Performer
Noreaga Track Performer
Ja Rule Track Performer
Shade Sheist Track Performer
Caddillac Tah Track Performer
Black Child Track Performer
Willie Stubz Vocals
Ashanti Vocals,Track Performer
Technical CreditsFury Producer
R. Kelly Arranger,Producer
Terry Dale Engineer
Limp Bizkit Composer
Brian Springer Engineer
Irv Gotti Producer
Tamy Smith Composer
Abel Garibaldi Programming,Engineer
Patrick Viala Engineer
Andy Gallas Programming,Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming,Engineer
Nathaniel Hale Composer
Mark Niemiec Engineer,Drum Technician
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Fast and the Furious based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
This is a great soundtrack and so is the movie! I love cars and fine guys! I can watch the movie over and over and not get sick of it! It is so fine!!
This soundtrack is soo awesome!! I love every song on it! The movie also rocks! Vin Diesel is soooo fine. I could watch this movie over and over and NEVER get tired of it!!
This is one of the best soundtracks ever! I highly recommend this for rap fans!
I love the movie and the soundtrack. They have great artists in it. I bought the soundtrack the day after I watched the movie. I just love everything about the movie. It is the best! I can watch the movie forever. I am going to buy it when it comes out.
This CD is off da Hizzle-fo'-shizzle! My favorites were POV city anthem, Race Against Time Part 2, Hustlin' and Rollin'!! This is worthy of my birthday money i spent!!!
The movie completely overwhelmed me, and the soundtrack is just perfect for it. Every day, I listen to the soundtrack when I'm cruisin in my Eclipse!