When French Montana signed with Bad Boy in 2011, he revealed in an interview that Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group was his second choice. "I love MMG. If I wasn't going with Bad Boy, I definitely would have gone with MMG," French explained. "That's why I had to make Ross executive producer on my album. Me and him got the same vibe. He's definitely been involved with everything I've been doing, giving me some good advice, and helping me out. You always need a mentor."