Cocaine City Records boss French Montana was able to put together an all-star debut album with "Excuse My French" without having to drill a hole in his pocket. The 28-year-old rap star was able to pull off this amazing feat with the help of some pretty generous superstar friends of his in the industry.
"The only person I paid was Max B. That's about it," said the Bronx, New York MC. A longtime pal who's presently serving a 75-year prison sentence, Max B., is featured on the album's opening track "Once in a While".
This meant that Montana got the services of such moguls as Cash Money Records' Birdman and Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross as well as some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R'n'B like P. Diddy, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, and Snoop Dogg, all for free. Other top acts like Fabolous, Trey Songz, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Raekwon, Ne-Yo and a whole lot more all joined in to come up with the album's 13 standard tracks and 6 bonus tracks.
"I just feel like I've been blessed for everybody watching my grind," Montana said, attributing the outpouring of support to his work ethic. "They see that I grind for everything that I want, I make it happen, so I just feel like people love to help people who help they self, because we all gonna need each other in the end."