Although the story is not set anywhere near Atlanta (New York City, Cuba and the Arctic figure into things, we hear), the upcoming action-packed blockbuster The Fate of the Furious (the eighth in the highly popular The Fast and the Furious franchise) was largely filmed in Atlanta. So perhaps it’s somewhat fitting that so much of the movie’s soundtrack is occupied by Atlanta-based rap and hip-hop stars. But then again, Atlanta being the capital of the rap world these days, both on the charts and off, it’d be hard to avoid including a few ATLiens on any hit-minded soundtrack.
For starters, the first single from the album (to be released, along with the film, on April 14th), “Go Off,” is a collaboration between Quavo (pictured, of Atlanta’s Migos), Philly’s Lil Uzi Vert and Houston’s Travis Scott. (Supposedly, Scott and Quavo are working on an upcoming album together.)
Elsewhere, Young Thug and 2 Chainz gang up with Wiz Khalifa and PnB Rock on “Gang Up”; Migos perform “Seize the Block”’; 21 Savage features on Baton Rouge rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s “Murder”; and Lil Yachty invites Rico Nasty to join him on “Mamacita.” Notably, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges stars in the movie (as he has in several in the series), but doesn’t figure on the soundtrack.