Celebrity Favorites: French Montana
Don’t expect rap’s tag-team trend to die anytime soon. In its first week, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne moved more than 430,000 copies and snagged the #1 spot on the Billboard albums chart. Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame also charted, selling more than 16,000 copies of their Ferrari Boyz LP.
New York City’s French Montana is up next.
“I got an album coming out with me and Waka. It’s called Lock Out. It’s gonna be out in five weeks,” French told Mixtape Daily of his new project. “The first single is called ’I Want It.’ It’s crazy. It’s some crunk, like some ’Choppa Down,’ but on steroids.”
French rose to prominence in an unconventional way, first by creating the “Cocaine City” street DVD series, in which he showcased his music and the music of others. He has since collaborated with Akon, Max B, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame, making a name for himself in rap’s underground. Last year, Montana dropped “Choppa Down” with Waka, and now his current single, “Shot Caller,” is heating up the streets.
While he isn’t currently signed, the former Konvict Music MC is planning the release of his debut LP. “I got that Excuse My French joint — it’s coming like late this year or early next year — but for now I’m just doing the street album,” he said before talking about the different contracts being thrown his way. “I ain’t gonna let the cat out the bag, but it’s about seven labels right now. So we’re just workin’, lookin’ for the best one.”
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