How Vin Diesel Gave Reggaetón Its Hollywood Moment in the 'Fast & Furious' Franchise

Since Vin Diesel became a producer of the Fast & Furious franchise back in 2009, he’s played a major role in bringing Latin music stars to new audiences around the world. Nicky Jam, Don Omar, Romeo Santos, and Ozuna are just some of the Reggaeton superstars featured across Fast & Furious films. The films’ soundtracks have produced several hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and five out of eight soundtracks made the top 10 of the Billboard 200. It’s no coincidence the popularity of Reggaeton and other Latin genres like Dancehall and Dembow has been booming across the U.S. for the past few years.

While Vin Diesel has just recently made his music ventures more public, he’s been working with artists behind the scenes, building a catalog of music featuring bilingual artists and his own lyrics that show a more vulnerable side of the actor. He is currently working with Sony Music Latin to negotiate a record deal. 

“I just want to have the freedom to make music and do it without any restrictions,” says Diesel. “And sometimes do things that, quite frankly, I should not do. Sometimes I’ll think, ‘What in the f--king world were you thinking doing this song?’ But that’s part of the statement.”