Tyrese and Ludacris Talk Cars, Music and ‘Fast And Furious’

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While the relatively painless transition from musician to actor has become the norm for some of hip-hop and r&b’s biggest stars in recent years, Fast & Furious 6 stars Tyrese and Ludacris have proven that some musicians-turned-actors actually have some impressive chops to show off.

After finding notable success as rappers and singers, both Luda and Ty have carved out viable niches for themselves in Hollywood: Tyrese by embracing the action genre through appearances in films by John Singleton and Michael Bay, and Luda pursuing a more experimental route by working on everything from rom-com New Year’s Eve to interpersonal drama Crash.

With both guys finding so much work on the silver screen, their careers were bound to intersect at some point, and on 2003′s 2 Fast 2 Furious – a sequel to the original The Fast and the Furious - they did. Since then, the Fast and Furious franchise has become a staple of American pop culture, and is currently on its sixth installment, set to hit theaters on Friday, May 24. You can check out the trailer above.

While on a press run through Europe, Luda and Ty hopped on a private press Google+ Hangout to discuss the new film, how being involved with the franchise has turned them into car nuts, and what new music they’re working on.