Target Puts French Montana's "MC4" Out For Sale Despite Album Delay
Three days before the scheduled release of his long-awaited album MC4, French Montana announced that the album would be delayed due to "sample clearance" issues. Target didn't get the memo.
French Montana Delays "MC4"
Welp, French Montana's MC4 continues to become the stuff of hip-hop album myths.
5 Albums Inspired By Mixtapes
It's safe to say that the line between mixtapes and albums has never been blurrier, and as a result, more and more rappers and singers are releasing retail projects that continue tangents that began with free releases. With both French Monatana's MC4 and Juicy J's Rubba Band Business: The Album on the horizon, we're looking at a few of the tapes that have eventually gone on to inspire albums. Take a look through our gallery to see, and let us know what your favorite album or mixtape from the list is. Has this trend inspired good work from artists?
Top Tracks: August 1 - August 7
The next two weeks will see new albums from two guys vying to be the third most popular rap/R&B artist out of Toronto, PartyNextDoor and Tory Lanez (Drake and The Weeknd are one and two, respectively). Only time will tell how P3 and I Told You will stack up against each other, but over the last few weeks, we've gotten a few previews in the form of singles and other assorted loosies. Both Party and Tory pop up in our Top Ten, although here it's obvious which one is dominant.
French Montana's "MC4" Tracklist Features Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Nas & More
French Montana finally has a concrete release date for his album MC4, which is also (finally) getting some buzz thanks to his single with Drake, "No Shopping," although the single caught more attention for Drake lyrics possibly dissing Joe Budden than it did for French.
Top Tracks: July 25 - July 31
It's officially August, which means there's pretty much only one month of summer left. It's been a busy season for hip hop, as usual, with big projects from top-tier talents like Chance The Rapper, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and Gucci Mane dropping left and right, and plenty of additional tracks hitting the web as well. That being said, August is poised to be huge.
Stream "The Land" Soundtrack, Featuring Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & More
Nas' Mass Appeal has teamed up with IFC films to produce a film called "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. Nas & co have already released a few songs from the soundtrack; now they release the full stream by way of NPR. The soundtrack features music from Nas, Kanye West Erykah Badu, Pusha T, Jeremih, French Montana, Fashawn, Stalley, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave East, Nosaj Thing, Jerreau, Ezzy and more. Check out the tracklist and stream it in full below.
Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & Jeremih To Appear On "The Land" Soundtrack
On July 29th, Mass Appeal and IFC Films will debut their new film "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. The 14-track. OST will be made available on the same day. The tracklist was announced Tuesday -- appearances from Kanye West, Pusha T, Jeremih, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Nas, who executive produced the film, and many more. Check it out below.
French Montana Says Drake Wasn't Thinking About Joe Budden On "No Shopping"
Listeners tuned into OVO Sound Radio this weekend eagerly awaiting the premiere of French Montana's new Drake-featuring single, "No Shopping." Drake was expected to use the collab as a way to fire back at Joe Budden, who had hit him with two consecutive diss tracks. As had been the case with a snippet that French shared in May, Drake began his verse by rapping, "Pump, pump, pump it up" -- presumably a reference to the 2003 hit single that Budden is most known for. "I'm not a one-hit wonder, they know all my stuff," he went on to rap.
Top Tracks: July 11 - July 17
I'm not going to take the time to crunch all of the numbers for the 28 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, but in terms of artists who show up most often in our weekly top ten tracks list, it's not even close. Drake is the clear victor, seeming to find a way on here every week. Second place is a little more murky.
Fat Joe, Remy Ma & French Montana Have Another Single Coming
Fat Joe and Remy Ma's "All The Way Up" is the surprise hit of the summer; a smash single that is both rooted in New York's history, and in touch with the current rap landscape. The French Montana-assisted track is still everywhere, particularly in NY, but Fat Joe has revealed in a new interview that he and Remy will be taking the same formula to the follow-up next month.
Popcaan Is The Special Guest On OVO Sound Radio Tonight
We're quickly approaching another highly anticipated episode of OVO Sound Radio. Episode 25 begins at 6PM EST on Beats 1 radio, and as usual, hosting duties go to OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib. After he opens the show, there will be a special guest mix from Drake's good friend from Jamaica, the OVO-affiliated Unruly dancehall star known as Popcaan.
Gucci Mane To Appear On Official Remix Of French Montana & Kodak Black's "Lockjaw"
There isn't much you could do to make French Montana and Kodak Black's "Lockjaw" collaboration better. It's pretty much a perfect song. However, a well-selected feature could be the only thing to possibly make the track even more powerful, and Gucci Mane La Flare seems like the man for the job.
French Montana & Drake To Drop "No Shopping" Tomorrow Night
Tomorrow, Drake and French Montana will finally release "No Shopping," the collaboration that was first previewed in May. The track will appear on French's upcoming album, MC4. French shared a short trailer for the song on his Instagram. The "No Shopping" cover art has also been unveiled, and it shows a receipt with different prices listed next to each of the track's collaborators. It is now known that "No Shopping" is produced by Murda Beatz, who has now worked on a total of three Drake collabs.
Watch French Montana Guest On Episode 1 Of Amber Rose's Talk Show
Amber Rose finally has her very own show on VH1, and it's off to a good start, with the self-proclaimed Muva putting her full unfiltered self out there to talk about sex, relationships, gossip, and a whole lot more. In the very first episode, Rose performed an opening monologue, took some audience questions, talked to people on the street, and even acted in a Baywatch-inspired skit.
Watch Every BET Awards 2016 Performance
Sunday night's BET Awards was one of the show's best iterations in years. Performers included Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Young Thug, Future, Bryson Tiller, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, & Anderson. Paak -- and that doesn't even include any of the Prince tributes, which were bountiful and glorious. Sadly, the scheduled D'Angelo Prince tribute never came to pass. Otherwise, the show was nearly flawless.
French Montana Says He Won A $60,000 Bet With Drake Over The NBA Finals
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers eliminated Drake's beloved Raptors from the playoffs earlier this year, and apparently, that was enough for the rapper to bet against James in the NBA Finals, something that may have cost him $60 grand, according to French Montana.
French Montana & Drake Shoot “No Shopping” Video In Dominican Republic
It looks like we now know the next single off French Montana’s long awaited Mac N Cheese 4 album. Earlier tonight, both French Montana & Drizzy Drake took their IG pages to tease the video shoot the two just partook in down in Dominican Republic on Thursday for their forthcoming single “No Shopping.”
French Montana Says He's Not In Contact With Chinx's Mother
We recently passed the one-year anniversary of Chinx's untimely death. Veronica Clinton, Chinx's mother, used the anniversary as an opportunity to speak out against those close to Chinx, whom she feels disrespected by-- calling out French Montana, Chinx's label head, in particular, as well as Diddy.