It was announced yesterday that French Montana and Drake's highly anticipated collab, "No Shopping," would be dropping during tonight's episode of OVO Sound Radio. It did, and the Murda Beatz-produced track (which you can listen to here) certainly lived up to its expectations. That wasn't the only exclusive French gifted to OVO Sound host Oliver El-Khatib, though.
French Montana Feat. Kodak Black & Gucci Mane
"Lockjaw" is one of the waviest tracks that French Montana has ever put out. It just entered the Billboard Hot 100, and its climb up the chart will likely continue for the whole summer. He's had similar tracks that have been slept on, but all the ingredients of "Lockjaw" were arranged too perfectly for it not to be a hit. Graced with an ethereal ambient trap production from the criminally underrated Ben Billions, the track features arguably the game's hottest young act in Kodak Black, who brilliantly calms his usual flow to match French's ideal tempo.
French Montana Feat. Drake
OVO Sound Radio has been enjoying its bi-weekly residency on Beats 1 radio for over a year now. It seems that Oliver El-Khatib & co. have something crazy in store for every single episode. That's certainly proven to be the case tonight. Though Popcaan is the official guest star of tonight's show, French Montana made an appearance during Oliver El-Khatib's opening set, and he proceeded to drop three new exclusives in a row.
In My Foreign
The Americanos Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana & Lil Yachty
Ty Dolla $ign just delivered his Future-assisted single, "Campaign" earlier today, and he's now taking part in another big collaboration, proving the sweet, summery hook on "In My Foreign". L.A.'s DJ Felli Fel, Lex Larson and Louie Rubio unite as The Americanos here, providing a nostalgic, shuffling piano line for Dolla to lead, handing off the verses to French, who keeps it simple and effective, as well as Lil Yachty, who takes his auto-tuned falsetto to the stars, making for another scene-stealing feature (his "Mixtape" verse from Coloring Book is undeniable).
WizKid, Chris Brown, Trey Songz & French Montana
The Nigerian rising star known as WizKid, a vital part of Drake's record-setting hit "One Dance," has come through today with the official version of "Shabba," a track dedicated to the Jamaican dancehall legend Shabba Ranks. Aside from WizKid, the party-starting anthem features the all-star cast of Chris Brown, Trey Songz, French Montana, and Mike Will Made-It, who handles the production.
Shmoney Aint A Problem (Remix)
Diddy Feat. French Montana, Chinx , Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel
If you remember, Puffy Daddy released his MMM album last year, which featured the song “Money Ain’t A Problem” on it with French Montana. Back in December, that record saw a remix featuring Chinx surface, and now today we have another one for y’all with some of Brooklyn’s youngest & most notorious rappers Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel.
All The Way Up (Westside Remix)
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. Snoop Dogg, The Game, E-40 & French Montana
Fat Joe and Remy Ma's "All The Way Up" has been a consistent presence in New York over the last few months, and judging by its chart placements, NY isn't the only place listening. Still, it always helps to have some regional talent on a record to get radio play elsewhere, and today, the "Westside Remix" of the record has done just that, adding verses from L.A.'s The Game, Long Beach's Snoop Dogg, and The Bay's E-40. They all bring their own flavor to the record, finding pockets NY rappers probably wouldn't even see on the beat. So is the beauty of regional styles.
All The Way Up (David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK Remix)
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. French Montana
While Fat Joe’s comeback with Remy Ma was initially met with some trepidation by the younger part of the hip hop community, those concerns have been put to rest by the surprising success of their hit “All The Way Up.” It’s already received a very high profile remix from Jay Z (as well as countless unofficial freestyles), and today Fat Joe’s increasingly large band o
Pop A Perc (Remix)
Boone Feat. French Montana & E-40
Drake's OVO Sound mix was a bit self-indulgent tonight, as he used it to premiere "4PM in Calabasas," Justin Bieber's "One Dance" remix, and surprise collab with Gucci Mane. That wasn't all, though -- he also dropped a wild remix of a "Pop a Perc," a buzzing track from Philly rapper Boone. The remix features French Montana and E-40.
All The Way Up (Remix)
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. Jay Z & French Montana
Well looks what we have here. Before Jay Z sets the Summer on fire with his upcoming anthem with DJ Khaled & (possibly Future), the Roc Nation boss decides to hop on Fat Joe & Remy Ma’s monster smash “All The Way Up” and give it the remix treatment along with French Montana.
Player 2 Hate
Mr. Capone-E Feat. French Montana & Mally Mall
Mr. Capone-E is getting ready to release a double dose of new albums on May 13 called For Respect & No Regrets, and today he decides to liberate a new all-star banger in support of the latter called “Player 2 Hate” featuring French Montana & Mally Mall.
A$AP Ferg Feat. French Montana & Fabolous
Beyonce's surprise album, Lemonade, which dropped after her HBO special of the same name, is currently hogging all the spotlight. Remember, though, a couple of big albums dropped yesterday, the most notable being A$AP Ferg's long-awaited sophomore effort, Always Strive and Prosper. The 18-track album is loaded with guest features, and it clearly encompasses all the best work that Ferg has put in since his last album, 2013's Trap Lord.
N.O.R.E. Feat. French Montana & Manolo Rose
N.O.R.E. appeared on French Montana's look back into NY rap's past, "Off The Rip," last year, and now he's paid the favor back by appearing on the rapper's new record, "Buckets". Also appearing on the record is relative newcomer, Manolo Rose, who has proven his hitmaking ability time and time again.
All The Way Up
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. French Montana
Fat Joe has previously hinted at a joint project with Remy Ma, and with the release of new single, "All The Way Up," he's delivering on the promise. Billed as a single from Joe and Remy, "All The Way Up" captures the early 00s New York spirit the two were known for with their Terror Squad work, while keeping a foot firmly in the now. French Montana serves as the ambassador of the city's new wave, giving the song some of his unique energy and bringing all the sounds together.
Flex Wit You
Velous Feat. French Montana
Velous has produced him both as a promising producer and singer, and while we haven't heard much from his since the OVO Radio debut of "Sex and the City". Today, he's teaming up with frequent collaborator French Montana for "Flex Wit You," which once again pairs some hard drum-driven production with punctuated vocal melodies.
French Montana Feat. Future
Both French Montana and Future appeared on Miley Cyrus' album, Bangerz, and today, they've used her name to make their own banger -- though it's entirely in the tradition of Migos' "Hannah Montana," rather than a real tribute to the singer. Future's hook feels a little more energetic and colorful than on his recent tear of mumble-driven darkness, which makes us think this could date back a year or two, recalling the "Bugatti" era of his hook career.
Figure It Out
French Montana Feat. Kanye West & Nas
As expected, French Montana came through on Friday night and dropped off his new mixtape called Wave Gods. Fittingly hosted by Max B, the 12-track project boasts features from Future, Kanye West, Nas, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Diddy, Quavo, and many more. Looking to highlight the tape, here goes arguably the biggest record off it called “Figure It Out” featuring the man of the week Kanye West & Nas!
French Montana Feat. Kodak Black
French Montana’s Wave Gods mixtape is only a few hours away, but we’ve got one of the tracks ahead of its premiere on DJ Khaled’s We The Best Radio. “Lockjaw” features rising emcee Kodak Black.
Wave Gods Intro
French Montana Feat. Chris Brown
In case you missed the big news, French Montana will follow in his bro Future's footsteps this Friday when he premieres his new mixtape Wave Gods on DJ Khaled's "We The Best" radio. Secure Your Bag alert!!
Waka Flocka Feat. French Montana
After hitting us with “Day Zeros” at the top of the month, Waka Flocka decides to keep it moving and share another song out of the blue tonight called “What’s Happenin” featuring French Montana.