CJ & French Montana Connect On "I'm Lit"

CJ and French Montana team up for a banger.

BYAron A.

CJ became a contentious figure in the world of hip-hop since exploding off of the strength of "Whoopty." Though the song turned into an international smash, garnering praise from people like Cardi B and Offset, his supposed gang ties and overall approach to drill has been under scrutiny.

This week, he show-and-proved with the release of his major-label debut, Loyalty Over Royalty. Executive produced by French Montana, the two rappers connect for their flute-heavy smash, "I'm Lit." It's a short effort that runs for a little under two minutes, but it's the first of many collabs we'll be hearing from the two rappers.

"Shout out to French. You know, that’s family. He just wanted to help out on this project and just give me some guidance. I’m seven months in the game. He’s been in the game for a little while. He knows the ins-and-outs of this industry. He just wanted to guide me in the right direction and help me with this project," said CJ in the inaugural edition of HNHH's Rise & Grind series. 

Check the song out below. 

Quotable Lyrics
N***a, I don't talk, I let the money talk 
Said she love the way I do my money walk
I just caught a body, tell 'em "Bring the charge"
I ain't from Atlanta, but I keep a hawk

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.