French Montana has previously linked up with Drake on songs like “Stay Schemin,” “Pop That,” and “No Shopping,” and now they’ve teamed up again. Footage of a new collab leaked earlier this month, and Drake and French Montana were recently spotted shooting a music video in Harlem with Cam’ron, designer Dapper Dan, and Slick Rick. Today, they’ve premiered the full song, “No Stylist,” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show.
“I actually came to Miami when he [Drake] was working on his album,” French Montana told Zane Lowe. “I just played him my music from my album, and he heard ‘No Stylist’ and fell in love with it and he was like ‘this is the one you and me should come out with.’ … Me and him kind of like the same things in life, you know what I’m saying? We from the same era, so it just came together.”
On his verse, Drake throws some shade at Kanye West. “I told her don’t wear no 350s ’round me,” Drake raps, a reference to Kanye’s Yeezy 350 sneaker line. Since the song was recorded, Kanye has apologized to Drake for “any negative energy” stemming from the Pusha-T feud in a late-night tweetstorm.
Slick Rick is featured on the single’s artwork, and French Montana told Zane Lowe that the song’s music video is an ode to to New York fashion. “See it’s this thing with me being from the Bronx, where hip hop started, the mecca of hiphop, I always felt like it got overlooked when it came to fashion,” he said. “There’s ninety nine point nine people out there that don’t go to Fashion Week they could dress better than anybody on that runway.”
“So we went to the Bronx and we shot the video, it has Slick Rick and the old school car with the Louis Vuitton seats and the Gucci seats,” French Montana continued. “We had Cam’ron. Dapper Dan, when he used to have his boutique people used to go to him because he knew how to put certain looks together that they couldn’t even do for these big brands.” Listen to “No Stylist” below.