Road To Fast 9 Mixtape
The Fast Family had to wait a bit longer than they’d hoped for the arrival of the ninth entry in the franchse—first to make room for the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off, and then because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the world awaited the film’s release, Road to Fast 9 Mixtape arrived, tiding fans over with jams ideal for both vengeance-fueled car chases and their inevitable post-escape victory laps. Like the project’s predecessor, The Fate of the Furious: The Album, Road to Fast 9 hosts a handful of marquee hip-hop collaborations (Lil Baby and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Tory Lanez and Kevin Gates, Tyga and Mozzy), along with a batch of artists who’ve made their names in the urbano space: Arcángel, Eladio Carrión, reggaetón duo Jowell & Randy. Wiz Khalifa, an artist whose career is inextricably linked to the Fast franchise, is here, as is dance music producer and DJ Allen Mock, effectively making this collection of songs the perfect replacement for the sleeves of CDs people used to ride around with in the ’90s.