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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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm
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Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana) Video

Sean Combs is just fun to watch. The rapper, who recently reverted to Puff Daddy form after years as Diddy, just came back roaring with…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 3:49 pm
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Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana)

Because he can't help but stoke the fuels of Twitter snark every few weeks, the man known to the government as Sean Combs (and to…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 4:37 pm
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Watch Rick Ross Play Late Night With French Montana

Rick Ross was the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, and sadly, Fred Armisen's house band of '90s indie heavyweights did…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2014 - 11:27 am

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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