Karim Kharbouch is French Montana in the music world. Born in Rabat, Morroco, the rapper moved to the USA as a teenager and the transition wasn’t smooth. The hardship gave him the necessary nerve to never quit his dreams to succeed in the music industry. The street rap battles were French’s school, the boy who after will become founder and CEO of “Cocaine City Records” label.
In 2007 released the “French Revolution Vol. 1” mixtape. The track “Quarter to Eight” was the first of several collaborations with Rick Ross. After that, tons of collaborations and mixtapes – more than 20 so far, records of French Montanas’ creative strength. His first album, “Excuse My French” was released in 2013 and was an immediate success, reaching the 4th place in US Billboard 200. The record features collabs with names like Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, among others.
The guest list for “Jungle Rules”, edited in 2017, isn’t less impressive: Future, Travis Scott and Max B are just a few examples of all the talent featured in the record. The rapper Moroccan roots bring some arabic elements to his music , being a distinctive characteristic of his countless hits. The video for “Unforgettable”, with Swae Lee, already counts with 500 million views.