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French Montana has started a movement. The Morocco-born rapper has been on the grind for a minute but this year will bring the release of his long-awaited debut Excuse My French, due out in July. Over the past few months Montana has jumped on tracks with just about everyone in the rap game, landed a spot on Drake’s Club Paradise tour, and continues to flood the streets with new music of his own.

Earlier this year, French announced that he had chosen to sign with Bad Boy over Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, and when we caught up with him, he acknowledged the not-so-squeaky clean reputation of his new label home.  Back in the ‘90s Puffy and his crew ruled the charts, but cut to present day and most (if not all) of his top-selling artists have either found themselves in legal hot water, or had a religious awakening of some sort.“The history do look kinda shady but I feel like you as a man should never rely [on] somebody else,”  he tells Hip-Hop Wired exclusively, making mention of former Bad Boy rapper G.Dep’s prison sentence. “You have full control.”

Montana also opens up about working with Rick Ross and Diddy on his album, likening them to “Michael Jordan” and “Phil Jackson,” and putting his comrade Max B on his new album. Check out the rest of our interview below.




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