French Montana On Harlem’s Max B Music Influence And More

February 23, 2016


We like French Montana, cause he always around some Harlem boys (Puff, Max B, ASAP Rocky, etc.,). Music Times reports that some names are just synonymous with each other, like Tom and Jerry or Thelma and Louise. Well, the same goes for French Montana and Max B. Their business partnership and frequent collaborations soon developed into a friendship.

During a recent interview with Billboard, French opened up about how the incarcerated rapper remains a constant influence in his music, discussed his latest mixtape Wave Gods, and revealed details about his new album.

On Friday, February 19th, French premiered his brand new mixtape, Wave Gods, on DJ Khaled’s Friday night Beats1 radio show. The project was hosted by Harlem’s very own Max B, consisting of 14 tracks and a notable lineup of features from Jadakiss, Nas, Kanye West, Harlem’s A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Future, Big Sean, Harlem’s Puff Daddy, Quavo, the late Chinx, and more.

In 2009, Max B was convicted of multiple counts of felony murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery. He is currently serving a 75-year prison sentence for the crimes. Despite his physical absence in the industry, Max B solidified his presence in music and with some of today’s biggest hip-hop artists. His name recently hit headlines after a Twitter war broke out between Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa over who really understood what it meant to be “wavy.”

“To him, it’s a kind of form of flattery,” French told Billboard about how Max B feels about all the attention. “You know, for somebody as big as Kanye doing that [on The Life of Pablo], I think [Max] love it. There’s no other way to embrace it but with love.”

The 31-year-old Morocco native already had the Wave Gods title picked out before West even mentioned his feelings about naming his album Waves. Fans got their first taste of the Coke Boys and their “wave” movement back in 2008 when they began dropping their Coke Wave mixtapes. French says he’s proud that the movement has surpassed the years and made such an impact in music.

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The mixtape should hold fans over until French releases Mac & Cheese: The Album in March. The album will have a few guest appearances from Miguel, Beanie Sigel, Styles P, Jadakiss, and A$AP Rocky. There’s also a chance Wiz Khalifa, who cites Max B as the reason to why he sings on his songs, might also be featured on the project. He revealed the album is officially done.

“Nah, I mean for all my music, it’s the same vibe,” French told Billboard. “I never change nothing. Whatever the Wave Gods sound like, Mac & Cheese gon’ sound like.”

French Montana is also dabbling in movies. Look out for the rapper in the forthcoming romantic comedy The Perfect Match on March 11, 2016, alongside Terrence J, Cassie, Lauren London, and Paula Patton. That’s not all. French revealed he finished up production on his own film called Respect the Shooter, starring Chris Brown, Snoop from The Wire, Fabolous, Michael Williams, and more.

Via Music Times

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