Producer: Keith Mack
Album: 2 Fast 2 Furious Soundtrack

"Act a Fool," the single off the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack, didn't win the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. That's fine, though. The thrill inspired by those airy opening keys isn't something that can be quantified by a golden gramophone. Contrary to the film's title, Ludacris utilizes a slower, mid-tempo flow which gives the track a more visceral feel. In that context, Ludacris' "Tell me whatcha gon do?" feels more like an inspired rhetorical question: What else is there to do, sometimes, but act a fool? Brian Josephs