With Fast & Furious raking in box-office cash at a record-breaking pace, it’s only reasonable to start wondering whether that success will spill over to the movie’s soundtrack. Here’s hoping it does. The soundtrack is a tight 10-song set of up-tempo club joints, many of them produced by the Neptunes, which is almost always a good thing. (The disc also came out on the Neptunes’ Star Trak imprint, and Pharrell Williams is one of the executive producers.) Tego Calderon and Don Omar, two of my favorite reggaeton vocalists, make appearances. Best of all, the lead-off track is “Bang,” from Baltimore rapper Rye Rye — an up-and-coming talent who deserves any exposure she gets from being associated with Vin Diesel’s latest muscles-and-engines adventure.
We’ll know tomorrow morning just how many units the soundtrack, which went on sale March 31, has shifted in its first week. In the meantime, have any of you popped it in your souped-up car’s stereo system yet?