Video: French Montana Talks Akon Deal

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Previously: French Montana ft. Akon – Married To These Streets (prod. J. Cardim)

via MTV:

You’ve heard of French if you’ve been reading Mixtape Monday and Mixtape Daily over the past several years. He started making a name for himself with his street DVD series “Cocaine City.” He then transitioned to the mic, most recently garnering buzz with Max B for their Coke Wave connection.

He signed with Akon’s Konvict Music earlier this year, and now he’s ready to sell some records. French is hoping to keep his ‘hood momentum going towards the charts after leaking his new single, “Married to the Streets,” which features Akon singing on the hook.

French said the reason he wanted to ink with Konvict was obvious: He wanted to be a part of Akon’s successful wave. “As far as I look at Akon, all his artists are successful,” he said. “He’s got T-Pain, Lady Gaga, all these artists and they’re all successful, out touring. There’s not too many people you can say that about except for 50 Cent. 50 has Yayo, Banks — they’re out there looking good. Plus, Akon gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse. We’re out rocking and rolling.”

” ‘Kon had a bunch of records for me,” French said, explaining how the song was created. “It sounded like real pop, like Lady Gaga. I hollered at my producer, like, ‘Send something to me.’ ‘Kon’s sound changed. It came from ‘Locked Up’ to another sound. So, when I did that with him, it was a street record. That’s how I wanted it to be. Working with Akon is like working with somebody I look up to. I admire his work. I had to come correct. I knew my sound.”

French and ‘Kon linked up through SRC Records President Gaby Acevedo.

“[Akon] was in Florida, so he sent for me,” French recalled. “I went down there to see him for a week. He was like, ‘You can’t leave until you sign the contract.’ What’s up? I went down there and played him all the music. He was like, ‘Oh, God!’ ”


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43 Responses to “Video: French Montana Talks Akon Deal”

  1. I Fux Says:

    what kind of negro is he?

    Yo Max need to get Cochran

  2. jredmond Says:

    ^ he goin to have to dig him up first

  3. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    Man he got 75 years already…

  4. Mac Brown aka Drugs R bad.. so I abuse the P*ssy! Says:

    Pictures Cochrans corps sitting in court with a brand new suit on. His jaw falls off and head rolls on the courtroom floor.

  5. The Shot Clock aka We talkin bout dogs...not a game, not a game. dogs. Says:

    DMX says some real shit….white or no white.

  6. Daddy-Bariqua Says:

    …I’ll pass!

  7. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    I’m in the hall already, on the wall already
    I’m a work of art, im a wall-hall already
    On another level, on another plane already
    H-O-V i got my own lane already (already)
    I done cut up the rock already (step up state property)
    So why the fuck can’t ya’ll get hot already (already)
    Put your name in the pot already, then you can compare me to biggie and PAC already
    Like im gone already and i am nigga i’m already home already
    If ya’ll can’t already see i aint worried about ya’ll cos i’m already me
    Do you already, enough of the complaining bo-who’s already.
    Eat food already, aint nothing given you gotta claim your shoes already

  8. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    taught-em about fish scale they want me to fish for them
    They want me to catch clean, then cook up a dish for them
    All of this just for them, or they got a diss for him
    They want me to disappear, like it’s gonna do shit for them
    They say that i’m in the way, they want me to sit with them
    But what they admitting is, they aint got shit for him

  9. rex hussla Says:

    im a wall-hall already
    _____________________

    SMH

  10. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    My stan is on one hundred trillion right now…But on the real i was playin 4ever Young and she walked in and was like :What the fck is that?

  11. The Shot Clock aka We talkin bout dogs...not a game, not a game. dogs. Says:

    ^

    i think its “I”m a Warhol already”

    *daps who

  12. Daddy-Bariqua Says:

    Stupid niggees think its still avoidable…75 loooong ass years ain’t NO joke!

  13. The Shot Clock aka We talkin bout dogs...not a game, not a game. dogs. Says:

    *daps Nah*

  14. Zee! Says:

    Julie Benz > Mercedes Benz

  15. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    rex hussla Says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    im a wall-hall already
    _____________________

    SMH
    ^^

    Wall Hall is an art project or display of art work…back to the music

  16. Remixznflow Says:

    # rex hussla Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    im a wall-hall already
    _____________________

    SMH

    ^
    im glad you caught that… LOL! priceless ninja’s is priceless

  17. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    fakeart.net/more/exhibits/wallhall/wallhall.html

  18. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    But cud be Warho

  19. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    but cud be andy warhol

  20. The Shot Clock aka We talkin bout dogs...not a game, not a game. dogs. Says:

    Maia Campbell was spittin some real shit too… crazy/high people keep it real.

  21. Remixznflow Says:

    # Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    But cud be Warho

    ^
    as in Andy… the artist…

  22. D_Block_4_Life aka heat the track up Like Adobo/Sazon/SOFRITO Says:

    It is warhol

  23. I Fux Says:

    rex hussla Says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    im a wall-hall already
    _____________________

    SMH

    ^^^^^^^

    lol

  24. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    but cud be andy warhol
    ^^^

    Blame the ear and not the heart, now back to stanning

  25. rex hussla Says:

    Blame it on the brain not the heart (c)Memph the GOAT

  26. rex hussla Says:

    crazy/high people keep it real.
    _____________________________

    *dead* true true

  27. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    rex hussla Says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    Blame it on the brain not the heart (c)Memph the GOAT
    ^^^^

    Players fck up, Players fck up (In my Mike Epps voice from 2nd friday)

  28. Remixznflow Says:

    SMH at bow wow kissing tyra…

    fresh prince days..

    i would daydream..

    *logs out*

  29. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yo iceberg……

    it’s warhol homie.

  30. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    Lmfao @ Wall Hall.

    Who’s the ignoramous who said that?

  31. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    oh my bad ice…..

    you got it.

    i’s late.

  32. rob22 Says:

    REMEMBER KIDS
    IF YOU CANT DO THE TIME
    DONT DO THE CRIME

  33. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    kevfrescura de talco Says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    yo iceberg……

    it’s warhol homie.

    ^^^

    You dont say

  34. The Shot Clock aka We talkin bout dogs...not a game, not a game. dogs. Says:

    i need that D.O.A. instrumental.

    that beat had a nigga krumpin down the ave. yesterday like Sammy Davis Jr. or somethin

  35. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    B.s aside, it has been awhile since we have heard from T pain, right

  36. Mac Brown aka Drugs R bad.. so I abuse the P*ssy! Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=vRY79ubHF_k

    ^^Corey Holcomb for PRESIDENT!!!

  37. The Shot Clock aka We talkin bout dogs...not a game, not a game. dogs. Says:

    Pinky: the fans can’t have everything…..i dont want my asshole bleeding and have the bootleggers make more money off it than me

    *stankface*

    christ.

  38. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yo dre whas good w/the vid?

    that rosary bead chain is wyle ill.

    thas it. i’ma get some custom rose gold dhikr beads.

  39. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    “It’s crazy to me because a n*gga come to my dressing room, he don’t want to see what’s gonna be on the other end of n*ggas in that room,” Yayo explained in an interview. “Like with my whole thing is, Buddens, have better security at your door or something. ‘Cause a n*gga come to my dressing room, it’s lights out. I don’t give a f*ck who you are n*gga, where you from, what you do, if you come to my dressing room, trying to knock at the door, you not leaving out. Point, blank, period. So I mean, that’s all about a security factor, having a n*gga at the door — I was locked up with Joe Budden’s pops too. I never had a conversation with him though, but that’s a rumor that his pops was in there, in the same building and all that — A n*gga ain’t running up on my dressing room and punching me in the face, and no disrespect to Joe Budden or Raekwon. It is what it is. A n*gga come to my sh*t, he’s getting blown out that sh*t. Boom!”
    ^^^^^

    I cant blieve i co sign this

  40. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    ^^^
    Oh thats by Tony Yayo

  41. &What?! Says:

    Tony Yayo is fucking legendary.

  42. A tribe called quest aka The Luke Perry of Nah Right Says:

    Man Max is on the cusp. He needs another shot

  43. KIDO Says:

    WHY DOESNT THE VIDEO PLAY!!!! Im sick of watchin Fanta commercials!!!! WTF!!!!

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