Diddy and Rick Ross to Executive Produce French Montana's Debut Album

Diddy and Rick Ross to Executive Produce French Montana's Debut Album

The newly signed Bad Boy rapper plans to rely on the direction of the two bosses for his upcoming project.

Published December 9, 2011

After announcing his official signing with Bad Boy on 106 and Park yesterday, French Montana stopped by the Funkmaster Flex radio show with Diddy and his Bad Boy brethren MGK and Red Cafe. In the interview, French revealed that he would be working with both Diddy and Rick Ross on his debut album.

Montana, who was featured on Ross's Maybach Music Group compilation Self Made Vol. 1 and said that the Teflon Don helped him out "a lot" in his career, and that bringing the two bosses together for the album was his idea.

"I hollered at Puff and I said 'You know, we should definitely do the album with you and Ross,'" he said. "So I got him and Ross executive producing my album and it's definitely a good feel."

As for why he opted to join the Bad Boy team, French said he respected that Puff was both a man of means and a man of his word.

"He just made good on every promise he ever made to me," he said. "And then he came through with a big bag and outbid everybody."

Diddy, for his part, defended his legacy and that of Bad Boy, pointing out that they had outlasted other iconic rap labels like Roc-a-Fella and the Ruff Ryders.

"When artists were signed to us, they had the most earnings they ever had and the most success they ever had," he said.

At 106, French debuted his new video, "Shot Caller."


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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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