- "Edwin happens to know a few things and one of the things Edwin knows is, it's not how you stand by your car, it's how you race your car. You better learn that."
- ―Edwin to Brain
The Fast and the Furious
During the preparation of the street race, Edwin approaches Brian's and his 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse and criticizes Brian's bravado and his potential skills as a proponent. When the race begins, Edwin joins the other at the starting line in his 1994 Acura Integra when a girl named Monica approaches his car.
She teases him, placing his hand on her breast and tells him win or lose "she's all his". Edwin loses the race to Brian and Dom and when he approaches Monica about her proposition, she brushes him off on the basis that he lost the race, openly humiliating him front of the spectating crowd. Edwin curses at the crowd and leaves, defeated.
- Ja Rule was originally meant to reprise his role as Edwin in the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious that would redeem his character from the loss he suffered in the first film.
- According to director, John Singleton, he contacted Ja Rule and believed he had gotten "too big of himself" when he refused to return his calls. He later contacted Ludacris and cast him as Tej Parker.
- According to Ja Rule, the film conflicted with his tour schedules at the time. He felt appearing in the film was the not best decision for him at the time and declined the choice to return to the sequel.
- He is the first character in the franchise to be played by a rapper. Ja Rule also sang a few songs from the film's soundtrack such as Furious, the clean version of F*ck You from one of his albums, Rule 3:36. The song is also heard during the street racing gathering as well as the film's end credits.
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