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Bad Boy Records proudly announced recently the signing of hip-hop street sensation French Montana. After much speculation and buzz about where the Bronx rapper would call home, Montana has officially joined the Bad Boy/Interscope Records family.
The highly anticipated announcement came during Bad Boy Records’ takeover of BET’s “106 & Park” where French appeared with his new label mates: Red Cafe, Cassie, and MGK. In addition, Montana premiered the powerful video for “Shot Caller” featuring Charlie Rock, which was directed by French Montana and Morocco Vaughn.
The single, which has been exploding on radio across the country, was produced by Harry Fraud and co-produced by Montana. Said Montana: “Signing with Bad Boy was more than just taking the best deal. I wanted to do this for New York rap, and who better than Diddy to help me bring New York rap back.”
“When I saw what French Montana was doing, I knew we had to sign him. He is a gifted and special artist that continues to push the New York sound that I started Bad Boy on. It was only right we made the deal happen here,” said Diddy.
“Being a great Artist is one thing, but being a great person is priceless,” says the President of Bad Boy, Harve Pierre. “It wasn’t just about the music and movement; it was about French Montana the person. I signed French to Bad Boy/Interscope because I believe in him as an Artist and want to help him achieve his dream.”
Steadily supplying the streets with mix tapes since 2007 (as well as singles such as “Choppa Choppa Down” featuring Rick Ross), Montana will continue to feed his growing legion of fans with groundbreaking new music–including club bangin’ collaborations with Three 6 Mafia and Waka Flocka.
French is currently in the studio working on a new mix tape and finishing work on his upcoming Bad Boy/Interscope album debut ”Excuse My French”, scheduled for release in summer 2012.