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French Montana Becomes U.S. Citizen

French was born in Rabat, Morocco and immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 13. They settled in the South Bronx, where he was first introduced to Hip Hop and started making a name for himself in the battle rap scene as Young French.

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Jadakiss & Fabolous New LP “Friday On Elm Street”

Def Jam Recordings has finally blown the lid off the tracklist for Jadakiss and Fabolous’ joint project, Friday On Elm Street. Comprised of 12 tracks (including one bonus track), the new album features Swizz Beatz, French Montana, Styles P, Future, Yo Gotti, Jeezy and Teyana Taylor.

Along with the tracklist, the duo has shared the cover art for the LP, which features a photograph of an eerie looking forest fire. Fab also shared a photo of the cover art on Instagram with the location noted as “Camp Crystal Lake,” the fictional lake from the Friday the 13th movies.


French Montana Drops ‘Unforgettable’ Doc: “My Project, Their Reality”

Viewers have been witness to the transmittable joy displayed on-camera for the clip as French and Swae Lee traveled to Uganda to film and shine a spotlight on the talents of the local children, including The Triplets Ghetto Kids, a popular dance group in the country. This weekend, the Morroccan-born rapper decided to give us a peak behind the inspiration that sparked his decision to take his infectious single to the motherland in the form of a new documentary, “My Project, their Reality.”

“I lost all motivation. My spirit for the music was gone. I needed something that was deeper,” French can be heard saying at the inception of the 30-minute video. “I needed something that was gon’ bring me back to life, and when I saw these kids, it kind of blew life into my lungs. I kind of just felt like I wanted to do music again, you know?”

Yo Gotti Premieres ‘I Still Am’ Documentary On Tidal

Yo Gotti returned today (October 27) with his latest LP. I Still Amis accompanied by a documentary streaming exclusively on Tidal.

The 20-minute film covers the Memphis native’s trip across the country in preparation of his album release. Gotti’s new music project features Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Meek Mill. YFN Lucci, French Montana, and 21 Savage.


Hip-Hop Family Tree: Featuring Nicki Minaj

R&B group and production team responsible for hits by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, James Brown, UTFO and many others. She briefly performed in Hood$tars, a pop-rap group led by Full Force member Bowlegged Lou’s son, Lou$tar. (It’s also where she met her former fiancée, Safaree Samuels.) She built her reputation through rugged freestyle performances on hood platforms like Smack DVD and The Come Up. It was on the latter where Lil Wayne discovered her, and he began mentoring her.

Nicki Minaj spent the next two years honing her style and image. She spit rhymes alongside street acts like Maino, Hell Rell, Red Café, Ransom, Jadakiss, Ron Browz, Stack Bundles, French Montana, and Gravy. She traveled to Atlanta and recorded songs with Gucci Mane, an experience she’d later say was crucial to her development, as well as Soulja Boy, Yung Joc. In the process, she evolved from a hardcore New York spitter to a polymorphous, unpredictable artist that experiments with vocal tone and multiple identities. Her breakthrough arrived with her third mixtape, 2009’s Beam Me Up Scotty, which generated her first Billboard charting hit, “I Get Crazy,” and found her working with Lil Wayne’s Young Money team like Drake, Jae Millz, and Weezy himself. An appearance on Birdman’s Priceless paired her with the pioneering rapper Lil Kim.

Thanks to Beam Me Up Scotty, as well as the Young Money crew album We Are Young Money, Nicki Minaj became one of the hottest rappers in the music industry. She landed big pop collaborations with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, and Mariah Carey. But she also bolstered her hip-hop credentials with standout verses for Kanye West, Ludacris, Trina, Fabolous, and Big Sean. She released sonically diverse multi-platinum albums like Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and The Pinkprint, and held her own with Cam’ron and Nas. Like those two icons in their heyday, Nicki Minaj can make a claim to being the biggest rapper in New York, even though her successful forays into mainstream pop and EDM meant that she often doesn’t get proper recognition for her trailblazing hip-hop career.


MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS Chinx “Welcome to JFK” Album PlayList

Two months following his death, Chinx’s debut album, Welcome To JFK, is set to be released August 14 and is available for pre-order on iTunes.

The late Coke Boys rapper’s 12-track posthumous album is set to feature previously released single “On Your Body” featuring Meet Sims.

Other guest appearances on the album are slated to include French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Durk and Nipsey Hussle, among others.

Chinx was shot and killed May 17 in Queens, New York and is survived by his wife, Janelli Pickens, and their three children.

  1. Experimental
  2. Far Rock (feat. Stack Bundles)
  3. Go Get It
  4. The Other Side (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  5. Yay
  6. Thug Love (feat. Jeremih)
  7. How To Get Rich
  8. On Your Body (feat. Meet Sims)
  9. Don’t Mind Me (feat. Meet Sims)
  10. Pray (feat. Lil Durk)
  11. Hey Fool (feat. Nipsey Hussle and Zack)

Die Young (feat. Meet Sims, French Montana and Zack)