Bad Boy Records’ French Montana recenty talked about nearing his Excuse My French May 21st release date and why he intentionally does not place an emphasis on being lyrical.
In French’s perspective, he would much rather place his expertise in penning rap songs people can relate to instead of focusing on lyricism.
“Obviously, I don’t be trying to get lyrical,” Montana said in an interview. “It’s not a secret. I just make music. I love the feeling. I wake up feeling f*cked up, I’ll make a f*cked up song. I will go through one thing that somebody else will go through and just be like, yo, my fans will grow to love me, ‘He’s going through what I’m going through.’ I feel like that’s how you get the core audience. That’s why I feel like my sh*t is the best because it’s my life. I’m not perpetrating, I’m not saying sh*t to sound good, I found a way to make my life and my music and people love it.” (Xclusives Zone)
Back in 2010, Atlanta’s Soulja Boy Tell Em said he had no interest in being a lyrical emcee.
In XXL’s November 2010 issue, on stands now, SB tells us he has grown as an MC. “I can’t keep playin’ around, because if you keep playin’ around, people are gonna think you’re a joke,” he said in the piece, written by contributor Matt Barone. “At some point, you have to get serious.” But don’t get it twisted, Soulja doesn’t wanna be the next Lupe Fiasco. “I don’t want to be super-Lupe-Fiasco-lyrical and n*ggas don’t know what the f*ck I’m talking about,” he added. “I want to be the best,” he continued. “I want to be recognized in that category where I’m nominated for Best Rapper with Jay-Z and Kanye and Wayne. I wanna get a Grammy. I want Best Rap Album of the Year… I’ve made millions of dollars off of doing my style, but, hey, I can rap, too.” (XXL Magazine)
French’s long-awaited debut’s tracklisting surfaced online this week.
01. Once In a While (Feat. Max B) 02. Trap House (Feat. Birdman & Rick Ross) 03. Ain’t Worried About Nothin 04. Paranoid (Feat. C.A.S.H.) 05. When I Want 06. F*ck What Happens Tonight (Feat. DJ Khaled, Mavado, Ace Hood, Snoop Dogg & Scarface) 07. Gifted (Feat. The Weeknd) 08. Ballin Out (Feat. Jeremih & Diddy) 09. I Told Em 10. Pop That (Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne) [Music Video] 11. Freaks (Feat. Nicki Minaj) [Music Video] 12. We Go Where Ever We Want (Feat. Ne-Yo & Raekwon) 13. Bust It Open 14. Drink Freely (Feat. Rico Love) 15. Throw It In the Bag (Feat. Chinx Drugz) 16. Marble Floors (Feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz) 17. Ocho Cinco (Feat. MGK, Los, Red Cafe & Diddy) 18. If I Die (Excuse My French)
Recently, French revealed how many albums he hopes to sell in the first week.
“May 21st,” French confirmed when asked about his album release date. “I’m trying to crack that big number when I drop. Man, I gotta crack at least 200 [thousand] or better. You never know though. You know what I’m saying? You never know though. It all comes down to the shipping. I don’t care [what’s come out in the past ten years].” (Sirius XM)
Check out French Montana’s interview: