Surprise, surprise. Along with sharing the new release date of his oft-delayed debut album, Excuse My French, French Montana revealed that his next official single, “Freaks,” featuring Nicki Minaj, will feature a recognizable sample.
While speaking to the good folks at Rap-Up TV, the Mac & Cheese rapper revealed that his next single will be a re-do of Li’l Vicious and Doug E. Fresh’s 1994 party hit “Freaks.”
“It will be top 40, number one,” asserted French of the song that should be released sometime this week, before revealing his new album’s release date. “We just working man, look out for Excuse My French drops April 16th, we just here man. French Montana man, hottest in the street.”
It seems that the Bad Boy rapper is sticking to his formula of flipping familiar tunes and making new hits—just like Diddy used to do. For example, Montana’s “Don’t Stop” samples Luther Campbell’s “I Wanna Rock” and “Shot Caller” used the same horn sample (“A Theme for L.A.’s Team” by Thomas Bell Orchestra) that Lords of the Underground used on “Funky Child.”
As for his forthcoming, Rico Love produced single, Montana sounded excited about the cut and praised the American Idol judge that will be rapping shotgun with him. “Me and Nicki from the same city, man,” he said of the YMCMB Barbie. “I feel like she’s the hottest chick to come out, I’m the hottest dude to come out of my city in a long time. So I’m proud of everything she’s doing. This song, it’s bigger than just a song. It’s two people that made it out of my city. That came together and made a dope song together. She is one of the best to do it as a female artist, nothing but respect for her.”
Peep the artwork for “Freaks,” and watch the interview, below.