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On the list of history’s greatest, most important rap producers, you will probably never find one with less ambition than Madlib. When I talk about ambition, I don’t mean the drive to push one’s own ideas, to test and exceed the things that one has done in the past. Madlib has that. He’s made entire… More »

Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to pick one song that best encapsulates what circa-now rap music can be, that song would probably be “Dreams And Nightmares (Intro),” the breathless track that opened Meek Mill’s 2012 album… More »

During the dark, horrifying Macklemore Ascendancy period of 2013, there was a lot of talk about how the top spot on the Billboard singles charts had become a whites-only zone. And it’s true: In the past few years, white pop-rappers like Macklemore and Iggy Azalea have managed to blow up huge by bypassing rap’s traditionally… More »

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Rick Ross – “Nobody” (Feat. French Montana & Diddy) Video

Last week Rick Ross released the Mastermind track "Nobody" as a single, and Tom noted that French Montana's hook repurposes the Notorious B.I.G.'s "You’re Nobody…
Chris DeVille | February 27, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Rick Ross – “Nobody” (Feat. French Montana & Diddy)

Rick Ross's Biggie Smalls corpse-humpery levels have always been strong, but they reach record levels with "Nobody," a song from his new album Mastermind. The…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2014 - 8:52 am

Ty Dolla $ign – “Paranoid (Remix)” (Feat. Trey Songz, French Montana & DJ Mustard)

Last year, the great Californian R&B hornball Ty Dolla $ign linked up with pioneering ratchet music producer DJ Mustard and longtime rap buddy Joe Moses…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2014 - 10:42 am

French Montana – “All For You” (Feat. Lana Del Rey Sample, Wiz Khalifa, & Snoop Dogg)

At this point, Lana Del Rey is reaching that Coldplay-circa-2006 level where it's no longer surprising to hear rappers sampling her on mixtapes. The latest…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 2:59 pm

French Montana – “Gifted” (Feat. The Weeknd) Video

Ever since he stopped being an anonymous internet presence and started being a flesh-and-blood major-label recording artist, the Weeknd has fully entered the rap-album featured-artist…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2013

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May's absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you'll find it here…
Amrit Singh | June 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

A$AP Ferg – “Work (Remix)” Video (Feat. French Montana, Trinidad James, Schoolboy Q & A$AP Rocky)

Yesterday, we posted A$AP Ferg's unhinged all-star remix to the 2012 underground hit "Work." And now we get the video, in which Ferg and associates…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2013 - 1:08 pm

French Montana – “Gifted” (Feat. The Weeknd)

French Montana's oft-delayed Excuse My French was finally released this week. The album includes one of last summer's biggest bangers "Pop That" and convulsive Nicki…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 15, 2013 - 11:49 am

A$AP Ferg – “Work (Remix)” (Feat. Schoolboy Q, French Montana, Trinidad James & A$AP Rocky)

With last year's blaring, anthemic underground hit "Work," A$AP Ferg became the first non-Rocky A$AP Mob member to break out. And now he's lined up…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2013 - 10:31 am

SXSW 2013 Saturday: Justin Timberlake, Earl Sweatshirt, French Montana, More

Here it is, our last recap-post from last week in Austin. If you're just getting caught up, you can dip back into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,…
Stereogum | March 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Yesterday, Beach House and Phoenix both dropped mindbending, huge-budgeted videos at basically the exact same moment; as soon as I got done writing up one…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2013 - 2:46 pm

DJ Khaled – “I Did It For My Dawgs” (Feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana, Ace Hood & Jadakiss) Video

DJ Khaled might not have too many talents in this world, but he's better than just about anyone else at lining up hard-as-fuck rappers for…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 9:13 am

French Montana – “Marble Floors” (Feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)

Earlier this year, French Montana scored a pretty big summer jam by rounding up half of rap's A-list for the horny posse cut "Pop That."…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Download French Montana Mac And Cheese 3 Mixtape

Over the past 18 months, Bronx rapper French Montana has emerged as one of radio rap's unlikely superstars, rapping on across-the-board bangers like "Pop That"…
Corban Goble | November 20, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Rick Ross – “Hold Me Back Remix” (Feat. Gunplay, Yo Gotti, French Montana & Lil Wayne)

I don't know why this had to be an election-night thing, but Rick Ross decided to, I don't know, celebrate I guess, by releasing a…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Harry Fraud – “Mean” (Feat. French Montana & Action Bronson)

Harry Fraud, the spaced-out New York rap producer, has been going absolutely nuts this year, scoring actual hits and cranking out copious amounts of hazy…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2012 - 10:58 am

Fat Joe – “Yellow Tape” Video (Feat. Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky & French Montana)

Last week, we posted "Yellow Tape," a new paint-by-numbers Fat Joe posse cut most notable for marking A$AP Rocky's entry into the A-list featured-rappers roundtable.
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2012 - 10:44 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2012

It's been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel…
Amrit Singh | October 31, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Fat Joe – “Yellow Tape” (Feat. Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky & French Montana)

Good news, everyone! A$AP Rocky is now a big enough deal that he can be one of several randomly-assembled rap stars who show up on…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Miguel – “Adorn (Remix)” (Feat. Diddy & French Montana)

DJ TEDSMOOTH instills a little wiggle into his remix of Miguel's sparkling "Adorn," a delightful take that's reinforced by the fact that a couple Bad…
Corban Goble | October 8, 2012 - 11:37 am