The third movie in the series, Bad Boys For Life sees Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return to the big screen this month in their roles as Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett respectively. Now, given the superstar status of the lead actors in the movie, it seems only fit that the soundtrack accompanying it has a blockbuster cast and a quick scan down the ten track listing shows that Smith and co, with the help of producer DJ Khaled, have dug deep into their undoubtedly impressive contact lists to pull in some massive names and collaborations.
Now, if you’re looking for big names then they don’t come much bigger than the Black-Eyed Peas who, even without Fergie, weigh in with two collaborations for the first single to be taken from the movie, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”. The first features the hip-hop superstars teaming up with J Balvin while the second more notably see the Black Eyed Peas joining forces with Will Smith’s son Jaden. Speaking of Jaden, Smith’s son makes an appearance elsewhere on the soundtrack courtesy of his own track “The Hottest”. Obviously, when your main name is someone of the stature of the Black Eyed Peas, Smith was always going to struggle to maintain such a high level throughout rest of the cast but, he’s certainly given it a go with help from DJ Khaled. That being said, for fans of the urban, hip-hop and rap scenes, there is still a plethora of big-hitters on here including Pitbull who teams up with Lil Jon for the sassy “Damn I Love Miami” and American rapper Rick Ross who is joined by fellow rapper Bryson Tiller for his track “Future Bright”.
If you’ve seen any of the Bad Boys movies to date, you’ll know what to expect from this one but even without seeing the movie yet, the soundtrack gives you enough of an idea as to what to expect. It’s 2020, Smith is back with a movie that is going to look polished from start to finish and, well, with the help of a lot of his friends, he’s got exactly the kind of soundtrack this movie needs.
If you are into Djs and rappers then this is the album for you, otherwise it might not be your cup of tea. This album is also very explicit from start to finish so some parental guidance might be needed.