Def Jam South slips into the driver's seat for the soundtrack to 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Def Jam South slips into the driver's seat for the soundtrack to 2 Fast 2 Furious. Ludacris, Def Jam South's franchise artist and one of the street-racing film's stars, kicks things into high gear with lead single "Act a Fool." Like many of his previous hits, this single scores with a combination of witty lyrics, an ultra-catchy hook, and a muscular bassline. Although much of the set has a Southern feel, the East Coast is well-represented by Fat Joe and red-hot newcomer Joe Budden. Budden's "Pump It Up," which is already making noise on the charts, fits the high-octane set. For R&B fans, Tyrese, another one of the film's stars, and R. Kelly team with Ludacris for the infectious "Pick Up the Phone." An adrenaline rush from beginning to end, the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack is an apt aural complement to the film.—RH