The Fast and the Furious franchise continues to roll on with the eighth installment, The Fate of the Furious, roaring into theaters on April 14. The series has always had its finger on the pulse of music culture, from including rapper of the moment Ja Rule in the cast of the 2001 original film, to the poignant inclusion of Wiz Khalifa's hit "See You Again" in the emotional conclusion of Furious 7. So with that in mind, what do fans have to look forward to in The Fate of the Furious soundtrack?
More of the same. The Fate of the Furious: The Album goes on sale on April 14, and it's packed full of original hip hop and pop tracks from both established stars and hot new up-and-comers. You can check out the full track list below:
1. "Gang Up" - Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, & PnB Rock
2. "Go Off" - Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, & Travis Scott
3. "Good Life" - G-Eazy & Kehlani
4. "Horses" - PnB Rock, Kodak Black, & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
5. "Seize The Block" - Migos
6. "Murder (Remix)" YoungBoy Never Broke Again feat. 21 Savage
7. "Speakerbox (F8 Remix)" - Bassnectar feat. Ohana Bam & Lafa Taylor)
8. "Candy Paint" - Post Malone
9. "911" - Kevin Gates
10. "Mamacita" - Lil Yachty feat. Rico Nasty
11. "Don't Get Much Better" - Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, & Sage The Gemini
12. "Hey Ma (Spanish Version)" - Pitbull & J Balvin feat. Camila Cabello
13. "La Habana" - Pinto “Wahin” & DJ Ricky Luna feat. El Taiger
14. "Hey Ma" - J Balvin & Pitbull feat. Camila Cabello
In order to promote the soundtrack, five of the album's songs have already been released as singles and are currently burning up the radio waves. You can check out all five below, preferably while watching cars explode in the background.
"Go Off" - Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, & Travis Scott
Car-heavy lyrics + autotune = a song tailor-made for this franchise.
"Hey Ma" - J Balvin & Pitbull feat. Camila Cabello
With both English and Spanish versions of this track, you should be able to find your groove no matter which language you prefer.
"Good Life" - G-Eazy & Kehlani
One of the more poppy additions to the soundtrack thanks to Kehlani, G-Eazy still brings a hip hop beat.
"Gang Up" - Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, & PnB Rock
Lots of big names teamed up for this track, but newcomer PnB Rock stands out.
"Horses" - PnB Rock, Kodak Black, & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
PnB Rock again dominates here, suggesting he could be the breakout star of the album.
Although The Fate of the Furious is hardly a musical, the movie may end up being the most significant film of the year on the music scene judging by the sheer number of original hits penned for the film. The injection of new music should make for the perfect accompaniment to the action on screen, and is yet another reason why this franchise just keeps on growing.