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French Montana

French Montana was born Karim Kharbouch in 1984 in Rabat, Morocco, and was brought up at a family estate outside Casablanca where he lived for the first 13 years of his life. His parents are both Moroccan, though he has some Somali ancestry on his mother's side as well. Growing up, he was consumed with playing soccer and rapping, describing them as his two favorite childhood hobbies.

In 1996, at the age of 13, Kharbouch left Morocco with his mother, father Abdela and younger brother Zack for South Bronx in New York City. He learned English in the streets and in the Bronx high schools of Lehman and Roosevelt. His father returned to Casablanca after two years.His youngest brother, Ayoub, was born in America, after their father had departed. His mother was on welfare. The family income came from Karim.

Named Best Songwriter of 1994 in "Rolling Stone" magazine's annual critics' poll, for his album "This Perfect World". He beat out Kurt Cobain and Sam Phillips, who placed 2nd and 3rd in the poll, respectively.



Hip Hop/RNB

Pop That (feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne)


Ain't Worried About Nothin'
Bad Chick (feat. Jeremih)
Freaks (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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