The Fate of the Furious: The Album: EW review
Hitmakers like Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, and Lil Yachty come together to celebrate riding and racing over a mix of R&B, hip-hop, reggaeton, and EDM on the soundtrack for the Fast and the Furious franchise’s eighth installment. In the wake of the success of Furious 7’s “See You Again,” radio-friendly fodder like G-Eazy and Kehlani’s pop-rap collaboration “Good Life” and Jeremih, Ty Dolla Sign, and Sage the Gemini’s R&B ear candy “Don’t Get Much Better” provide the album with its biggest pop moments. Other entries deliver on the dancefloor, like EDM thrasher “Speakerbox” and reggaeton hit “Hey Ma.”
2 Chainz presides over the next generation of Atlanta rappers who dominate the album, from Young Thug’s verses on the album opener “Gang Up” to Migos’ heavy-hitting declaration on “Seize the Block” to the piano bounce of Lil Yachty’s “Mamacita.” At times, the sheer number of collaborations and featured artists can weigh down the album into a simple who’s who list, but for the most part, Fate of the Furious is a surprisingly coherent convergence of carefree odes to life in the fast lane.
“Seize the Block” by Migos
This tale of trapping and glocks is tailor-made for the Atlanta trio, who effortlessly sell the song’s high-stakes drama.
“Don’t Get Much Better” by Jeremih, Ty Dolla Sign, and Sage the Gemini
This silky mid-tempo R&B hit is the album’s greatest feel-good moment, the perfect song to celebrate summertime.
The Fate of the Furious