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French Montana talks signing with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

For years, French Montana has been releasing music on the mixtape scene. However, it was not until a couple of years ago when things began to take off for the Bronx rapper. French Montana has grown increasingly popular over the past two years. This popularity began reaching new heights during the fall of 2011. With French Montana becoming increasingly popular, several labels began making offers for him.

Since September, Roc Nation, Maybach Music, and Bad Boy Records have been trying to add French Montana to their label roster. Rick Ross has collaborated with French Montana several times and he even flew him down to Miami. Despite having a productive conversation, French Montana decided not to sign with the ever-growing label. Instead, French Montana decided to wait before he made a decision.

During the Bad Boy takeover on BET’s “106 & Park,” French Montana announced he was going to take his talents to Diddy. Since 2009, Diddy has been focused on rebuilding Bad Boy Records, first adding Red Cafe to his roster and adding another buzzing rapper, in French Montana has already begun paying off for the mogul. Since he has signed with Bad Boy, French Montana has broken his silence on the terms of the deal.

French Montana said he had the choice of any label, when determining where he would eventually sign. When deciding the label he would sign with, French Montana said he chose the label siutation he was most-comfortable with. Judging the labels from his own relationships with them, French Montana eventually chose the label closest to him, Bad Boy Records. French Montana already has a great relationship with Diddy, so it was right for him to sign with Bad Boy. However, if he had not signed with Bad Boy, French Montana said he would have signed with Maybach Music.

With the contract signed, French Montana is now working on his first album, which he plans to release in 2012 and said he wants to be just like Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle.

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