French sits down with HipHopDX to give out some specifics in regards to his upcoming album “Excuse My French”. Here are some details to pay attention to;
French Montana On Certain Features For “Excuse My French”
HipHopDX: When we spoke in January, one of the things you said was that you wanted [for your debut album, Excuse My French] was to work with “weird characters” like Cee-Lo and Coldplay. We hear now that Lana Del Rey, M.I.A., and the Weeknd are on the album.
French Montana: They’re not weird. They just have certain respect for their music. I feel like with certain people, it’s not about the money. Certain people just love music. Somebody like me, you might give me a bag big enough, I don’t care if you’re doing Merengue…I feel like, working with those kind of people shows that they really love my music and I can appreciate that.
On His/Coke Boyz Image
DX: What’s the biggest misconception you think there is about the image of French Montana? The brand, French Montana?
French Montana: I don’t think there’s none. I just feel like when you come from where I come from you’re always gonna be the underdog. I feel like nobody expects you to do what you’re gonna do. So, when we do it it’s like you smacked them in the face. Nobody expects me to have the best album to come out in a long time out of New York. Nobody expected nothing now that we’re doing. Nobody expected Coke Boys to be the biggest movement. Nobody expected Chinx Drugs to have the biggest record in New York right now. Nobody expected nothing we’re doing. But guess what, if you watch TV or put on any kind of awards, you see all kinds of funny shit going on. But there ain’t no body work.
When I was coming up watching the game, you see people putting out work. You see people putting out mixtapes. You watching people grow. Nowadays it’s a person just comes out and they land on top and you’re like, “What did you do? I can’t name two [songs].” It’s like that. You can’t be mad at nobody. It’s just is the way it is now.
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