Bad Boy Records’ French Montana is raising the bar for himself and fellow New York rappers by promising his upcoming Excuse My French debut album is the best East Coast offering in ten years.
Montana hit up Twitter and made the proclamation late Wednesday (September 12) night.
“Dis album is da best thing to come out da east coast in a decade I did it for all my n*ggaz dat couldn’t be here #realn*ggaz#excusemyfrench,” he tweeted.
“RT @_MrParks: so my n*gga @frenchmontana bout to come out with a single featuring @nickiminaj should be great! #ny”
“: RT @djkhaled: Look out @FrencHMonTanA new album excuse my french coming soon” (French Montana’s Twitter)
He recently revealed plans to put out a new single alongside Young Money’s Nicki Minaj and drop the LP this winter.
“I got my new single coming out with Nicki Minaj, I got my album coming out in December, I got a couple of surprises under my sleeve,” French told MTV News last Thursday when he walked the red carpet for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV)
Last January, Montana talked about bringing New York hip-hop back to the forefront.
“It’s been so long for a New York artist to really [have an impact] that it seems like there’s been a dark cloud over New York and the East Coast,” Montana said in an interview. “It’s a blessing that me and other East Coast artists are finally getting our shine again. Artists like Meek Mills (who is from Philadelphia), myself…everybody. We just need more support, that’s all. A song like ‘Shot Caller’ is East Coast…it even has the Lords of the Underground sample from “Funky Child.” But it’s important that we make sure we also make music for everybody else like I did with “Choppa Choppa Down.” (VIBE)
In December 2011, Frenchie announced his alignment with Bad Boy.
“I really feel real good that’s why I kept it here in New York,” French explained. “Why would I take my talent to South Beach? When I met with Puff and sat down and really spoke, he told me a couple of things and [he] never lied to me about nothing and always kept his word. It is what it is. It’s New York. I want to bring it back to New York.” (“106 & Park”)
Check out some recent French Montana footage below: