FRENCH MONTANA THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2012 AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S GOLDSTEIN AUDITORIUM FOR THE HOPE BENEFIT CONCERT 2012. This event is presented by the distinguished brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity (The Delta Zeta Chapter). Tickets are $8 w/student i.d. and $9 for general public and can be purchased at the SU Box Office. After party tickets have been sold out! check out more at www.empireent.wordpress.com . flyer designed by Hakim W. Griffin need promos and designs like this? E-mail email@example.com or http://www.facebook/com/hakimg
Cocaine City Records
In 2002, along with his friend, Cokeboy Los, French created a series of street-flavored mix tapes called ‘Cocaine City’ after drawing inspiration from the ‘Smack’ DVD series. Under the name Young French he used the DVDs as a means of showcasing his talent as an underground artist. To gain a broader fan base, French incorporated interviews with major artists, as well as some up and comers. The first edition in the series included Pee Wee Kirkland and Remy Ma alongside French himself among others. What started out as simply a medium for developing an audience quickly grew into one of the top-selling “street DVDs”.The series ran for 8 years between 2002 and 2010, with a total of 14 editions being released.
2009 – 2011
In 2009, French signed a deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik record label, but later left the company in 2011 due to album delays. Montana was subsequently reportedly close to signing a deal with Rick Ross‘s Maybach Music Group (MMG). There were also reports that he would join Kanye West‘s GOOD Music label.
2012-present: Bad Boy Records/Maybach Music Group and debut album
In December 2011, Montana signed a record deal with P. Diddy‘s Bad Boy Records and Interscope Records. According to French, of the many major labels that were courting him, Maybach Music Group would have been his second choice had he not signed with Bad Boy.However, on January 2, 2012 while in the studio with Rick Ross, Montana announced that he had signed a joint venture deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group. Rick Ross and Diddy are set to executive produce his debut album. French was featured on XXL’s Freshman Class of 2012 alongside Future, Kid Ink, Danny Brown, Macklemore, Don Trip, Hopsin, Iggy Azalea, Roscoe Dash and Bad Boy label mate MGK. However, he later revealed to Sway Calloway on RapFix Live that he almost turned down the cover opportunity, feeling he “deserved it two years ago” and that he had surpassed the current crop of rap rookies. It was announced that his debut albumExcuse My French would be released in early 2013 and his mixtape Mac & Cheese 3 was released on November 19, 2012. French also plans to release mixtape with fellow rapper Future titled Medusa. “Marble Floors” which features Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz was released as the first single from Excuse My French.