News: French Montana Drops 50 Cent SoundScan Challenge, Pencils In Bad Boy Debut

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 10:37AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Despite going after G-Unit's 50 Cent with a direct challenge to put their upcoming new projects head-to-head, Bad Boy Records rapper French Montana is moving forward with a March release date for his Excuse My French LP.

Brief and to the point, Montana announced his new release date Thursday (December 20) evening.

"#excusemyfrench march 12 juuhearddd haannnn," he tweeted. (French Montana's Twitter)

Back in late November, French challenged 50 to drop his upcoming Street King Immortal, due in late February, at the same time.

"#Dunkeykong should send @Eminem & @adamlevine flowers for TRYINN to save his career come catch this fade monkey," Montana tweeted November 30th.
"@50cent if u really about Dat life lets drop our album da same day and see who sell more u had your turn old man." (French Montana's Twitter)

Recently, Montana revealed elusive rapper Ma$e would have a significant role on his solo album.

When contacted by Billboard, Ma$e's camp deflected questions about his future plans. Reps from Maybach didn't return calls for comment. According to Montana, Ma$e is serving as an A&R representative on Montana's forthcoming Bad Boy debut, "Excuse My French," as well as appearing on the remix of Montana's "Everything's a Go." "I'm not sure what kind of decisions he's going to make," Montana says, "[but] I would love to see him in my camp." (Billboard)

Initial plans had the LP dropping last summer but it eventually got pushed back.

French Montana has been steadily promoting his debut studio album, "Excuse My French," since Rick Ross revealed the album's release date on Feb. 26. But fans will have to wait longer than its initial day of release of July 17. Yesterday (June 15), a rep for French Montana confirmed to Billboard's The Juice that "Excuse My French" will be released in early fall. "I'm still working on a couple of the last pieces so I'm not really rushing it," French told The Juice. Although his full-length opus is "halfway done," French admits hitting the road on Drake's Club Paradise tour interrupted the recording process. "This tour set me back," he continued. (The Juice)

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