Representing: Queens, New York
Mixtape: Long Overdue
Real Spit: Sure, hip-hop has its fair share of overnight celebrities, but the majority of rap stars went through a long and strenuous grind before hitting the top. But Bricksquad Monopoly rapper Frenchie wants it now. It’s a recurring theme on his latest Long Overdue mixtape, which he released on Tuesday.
“I’ve been running around in this music for a long time man. It’s time now,” he told Mixtape Daily.
Frenchie didn’t have to wholly start from the bottom, however; being signed to Waka Flocka Flame has its perks, like being able to call the rambunctious hit maker up for a feature or two.
Flocka shows up for the tape’s title track, and together the two rap about the luxurious items they feel are long overdue to them. On the murderous “Where They at,” French partners with G-Unit spitter Kidd Kidd, and on “Hunnit Thousand,” he pays homage to Three 6 Mafia spitting: “My bitches bring me money, ya hoes steal ya stacks/ I learned this trick from Juicy J and Project Pat.”
Not all of Long Overdue’s material is rooted in the underground, however. On “Addicted to Sex,” he partners with J. Lyric, Yung Joc and T-Pain to deliver something for the ladies to prove he can cater to radio as well. “People know who I am, I’ve been underground and now is the time: Long Overdue.”
Joints to check for
» “Hunnit Thousand” — “I’ve been in the hood with trappers that made over 100 thousand. If you check my background, you check who I’ve been around, everybody that’s around my family members, all types of things, you’d know what I’m talking about. So that’s why I gave it the meaning ’Hunnit Thousand.'”
» “Bang Bang” — “That’s just what I’m leaving in right now. That’s the code right now; everybody wants to bang, bang. You can bang, bang music in the club, jump around. bang, bang it can mean anything. That’s why I chose it because it’s a beautiful title and the kids love it.”