Karim Kharbouch (created November 9, 1984), known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper produced in Morocco. He’s the creator and CEO of Cocaine City Records. In the year 2012, he signed a joint venture record deal with Maybach Music Group and Bad Boy Records. Montana is well known for his frequent collaborations with Max B, and more lately with Rick Ross along with his group Coke Boys including rappers Chinx Drugz, Cheeze, and Flip. His debut record “Excuse My French” premiered on May 21, 2013.
According to French, of the various important labels that were courting him, Maybach Music Group might have been his second pick had he not signed with Bad Boy. Ross and Diddy are set to executive produce his debut record. Yet, he later shown to Sway Calloway on RapFix Live that he nearly turned down the cover chance, feeling he “deserved it two years ago” and that he’d surpassed the present batch of rap rookies. In October 2012, it had been declared that French’s debut record Excuse My French will be published on May 21, 2013. His mixtape Mac & Cheese 3 was released soon after, on November 19, 2012. The 2nd single from Excuse My French was, “Freaks” featuring Nicki Minaj. He was featured in Issue #82 of The FADER and appeared on the cover. The third single would be “Ain’t Worried About Nothin'”. Upon its release, Excuse My French was met with mixed reviews from music critics. On August 12, 2013, French declared that his group/record label Coke Boys, that contains rappers Chinx Drugz, Flip, Cheeze and Lil Durk are now working on cooperation studio album. The group released a mixtape, Coke Boys 4, in January 2014.Following its release, in a interview with Rolling Stone, Montana disclosed that Mac & Cheese 4 would be his second studio album instead of a mixtape.