Ludacris recently took a break from recording
and performing the southern club bangers that get us all crunk in the club.
In the sequel to “The Fast and the Furious,” he joins Paul Walker,
Tyrese Gibson, and Eva Modes in a brief but significant role. “2 Fast and
2 Furious,” directed by John Singleton, gives Ludacris an opportunity to
show the world if he can also make hits on the big screen.
AllHipHop.com: Tell me about your part in the
Ludacris: It’s not a big role, but it’s
not a small role either. I play Taj, a street hustler who owns a garage and
sells accessories for cars. He organizes all the street races.
AllHipHop: Did you have to prepare for the part
and did you find it challenging?
Ludacris: I’m a natural hustler myself
so the part came natural to me since I can relate well to the character. I still
feel like there’s always room for improvement so I did have an acting coach.
AllHipHop: What did you like most or dislike
about making the movie?
Ludacris: The worst part about it was “Hurry
Up and Wait”. They rush you to the trailer just to have you sit there all
damn day. I wasn’t use to this cause in a movie, you can shoot one scene
for a week, but when I shoot videos we might have two or three days to do the
AllHipHop: Did you do any stunts?
Ludacris: No, but I watched lots of the stunts.
I was glad to see it all happening because it really made my adrenaline flow.
AllHipHop: Who would you choose if you could
pick the director and actors/actresses to work with on a film
Ludacris: That would be John Singleton, Janet
Jackson, and Halle Berry with lots of sex scenes!
AllHipHop: Tell me about the soundtrack to 2
Fast 2 Furious?
Ludacris: Its hot…Its got DTP (Shawna, Lil
Fate, Tity Boy, I-20, and Chingy), Fat Joe, Trick Daddy, R-Kelly, and Ja Rule
on it. I did the first single Act a Fool, which is an everyday expression for
doing something to the extreme. Its another club joint so make sure you check
out the soundtrack. It’ll be out on May 27th.
AllHipHop: Did you do any stunts in the video
for Act a Fool?
Ludacris: Yeah, I was driving and doing some
crazy stuff, but it looks a lot harder than it really is. I’m a dangerous
type person anyway so its no big deal to me. I like driving fast as hell, 4-wheelers,
and I went sky diving twice so I’m not trippin off of that type of stuff.
It’s a really good video though, so check
for it soon.