Soundtrack Album Review
Release date: 5/3/11 -
Review by Compay for
Fast Five is a collection of high-energy tracks with much more
variety than the other soundtracks from the Fast and Furious
If you're a hardcore Hip Hop head, don't expect too much.
There are only two rap tracks in English on this album,
yet both still deliver. The album intro, "How We Roll" features Busta Rhymes, J-Doe, Reek da Villain, and Don Omar on the hook.
What's probably the most interesting inclusion in the soundtrack is
Dangerous," a Ludacris cut with songstress Claret
Jai belting out the hook. The track features
Slaughterhouse, the rap supergroup which consists of Puerto
Rican MC Joell Ortiz, as well as Crooked I,
Joe Budden, and Royce da 5'9". If you happen to be a fan
of Budden, you'll definitely be feeling the 16 bars that Joey Jumpoff
delivers on this track.
This soundtrack marks the third album that composer Brian
Tyler has contributed to in the Fast franchise. There
are three purely instrumental tracks composed by Tyler for the
score, which range anywhere from industrial rock to cinematic.
Like many other urban Latin music fans, I bump my fair share
of Don Omar. And like Brian Tyler, this is the third Fast film soundtrack that
El Rey makes an appearance on. "Danza Kuduro" was simply an obvious choice for the soundtrack,
as the infectious single topped the Latin music charts back in
August of 2010 when it was released.
What most impressed me about this soundtrack was the
inclusion of the Portuguese-language urban tracks from Brazil.
There are five Brazilian cuts total, all with hot beats,
and all ranging from rap to Brazilian Funk. I was especially surprised to
the 2003 track "Carlito Marrón" by Carlinhos
Brown, as the song's style reminds me of old school Cuban
The verdict on this album? Well if you were definitely
feeling the vibe of the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack, know in
advance that there isn't remotely as much American rap.
But since Brazil has been putting out some hot urban tracks as
of late, copping this CD would be a good choice. This is
easily the most diverse of the Fast and Furious franchise
soundtracks to date, and one that Latinos should consider
adding to their collection.
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