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OS Member Fat Trel Debuts "Bull***t N We Coming"

Keeping his street hype alive and well, OS Member Fat Trel has released a new song entitled, “Bullshit N We Coming.”

Okay, you got me. That sentence is only half true. “Bullshit N We Coming” is a new track from Fat Trel, but it is not exactly an original. The song is built on the beat foundation of French Montana’s “Aint Worried About Nuthin,” which can be found on the recently released Excuse My French, but the lyrical content is all Trel. It’s an interesting spin on the tired remix game, and if you love hip hop it’s about to make your day MUCH better. Click below to stream “Bullshit N We Coming.” (more…)

French Montana Releases "State Of Mind" Video

Just under a week from the release of his major label debut, French Montana has dropped the official video for “State Of Mind.”

This is the first time in all my years of journalism that I have seen a major label artist release a video for a song NOT on his new album in the days just before said album hits stores. “State Of Mind” appeared on November 2012’s Mac And Cheese 3 mixtape, and while we still love its Harry Fraud produced beat, it seems like poor timing marketing wise for a guy who is trying to sell a couple thousand records in the next week and still hasn’t had a top ten single in almost a year. One could argue it’s just too good to leave alone, I guess, and that people may grab the free track as a gateway to later buying the album. I think that’s a stretch personally, but it could be said.

You can watch the video for “State Of Mind” at the end of this post. It will not appear on Excuse My French, but over a dozen new songs will. If you dig this, why not give the album a chance? Comment below and let us know your thoughts. (more…)

French Montana Confirms 'Excuse My French' Artwork And Tracklist

Hip hop megastar French Montana is planning to release his long-delayed label debut, Excuse My French, in both standard and deluxe packaging next month. The album, which has been scheduled for release at least three times now, has been kept under relatively tight wraps until now. A few songs have surfaced, as well as a few videos we believed were connected, but it wasn’t until Best Buy posted the artwork and tracklist that French spoke separate the real from fake.

When released on May 21, Excuse My French will feature seventeen track and more than half a dozen guest appearances. The list of those adding a verse or hook to the album might as well be a list of every major player in urban music, including the likes of Diddy, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Wale, Scarface, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A. You can view the artwork and tracklist below. (more…)

French Montana Debuts "Thrilla In Manilla" Video

After a few weeks on the road, French Montana is back in the studio and back on his internet grind. After debuting a handful of clips in support of his 2012 mixtape Mac And Cheese 3, Montana again dips into his recent mixtape effort for his latest single, “Thrilla In Manilla.”

Featuring Young Money megastar Tyga, who just so happens to have a new album he needs to promote entitled Hotel California, “Thrilla In Manilla” is classic French Montana. The beat hit hard, way hard, and the lyrics take a backseat to the overall production. The visuals are performance heavy, but then again so are 99.98% of urban videos made today. You can view the footage below. (more…)

Pusha-T Releases New Mixtape

With an album on the way for release later this year, Pusha-T has given us all something to hold us over until then. He has released an 11-track mixtape titled Wrath of Caine, which features contributions and support by Rick Ross, Wale, and French Montana. The mixtape also features production from Young Chop, The Neptunes, and Kanye West. Check out the entire mixtape here!

 

 

 

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Exclusive Q&A: Red Cafe

Bad Boy’s Red Cafe has been one of hip-hop’s best kept secrets for the better part of a decade. 2013 will see the release of his label debut, but for now the emcee has offered a new American Psycho mixtape to maintain the hype generated from recent appearances on tracks from the likes of French Montana until the official release. Click here to stream and download American Psycho.

Recently, OurStage had the opportunity to speak with Red Cafe about American Psycho, the people the who helped create it, and the advice he has for young talent trying to make it in music. You can view a video interview and/or read his responses below. (more…)

MIXTAPE MONDAYS: Tyga, Fat Trel, and More!

Welcome back to Mixtape Mondays. Starting this week, OurStage will be bringing you this column each and every week! That means more free music for fans, and more opportunities for independent artists to gain notoriety. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming edition of this column, or you know an OurStage artist that you feel deserves a mention, send an email to jshotwell@ourstage.com with a link to the profile and the subject “Mixtape Mondays.” We listen to everything, but are not able to reply to every submission. If you want to ensure we received your mixtape, please feel free to tweet us day or night.

This week on Mixtape Mondays we only have two new releases to discuss, but I went ahead and threw in a new single and mixture announcement to spice things up. If you were hoping for something you can play loud while the snow falls, this week is definitely for you. (more…)

Stream French Montana's All-Star single, "Marble Floors"

French Montana has become somewhat of a permanent fixture in our magazine. Every week the still-young emcee seems to have something newsworthy to offer, and this week’s headline is likely his best yet.

After weeks of teasing, French Montana has officially released a stream of his new single, “Marble Floors.” Featuring verses from Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Lil Wayne, as well as production from Mike Will, the latest single from French serves as the third to surface off his forthcoming 2013 effort, Excuse My French. You can stream the single below:

If you enjoy French Montana, be sure to check out Jitta On The Track!

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‘Mac and Cheese 3′

Download French Montana's 'Mac and Cheese 3' Mixtape

The wait is over (and only a week overdue)!

French Montana took to DatPiff late last night to release his highly-anticipated mixtape, Mac and Cheese 3. It features guest appearances by J.Cole, Rick Ross, Diddy, Future, Mase, Fat Joe, Wale, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Tyga, Machine Gun Kelly and more. Production comes from Harry Fraud, Young Chop, Rico Love, Boi-1da and more. You can find a download link for Mac and Cheese 3 below.

We have been hyping this mixtape for a few weeks now, and I’ll tell you up front that it more than delivers on the promises of the early leaks. French is playing for keeps these days, and I wouldn’t be surprised if his 2013 label debut, Excuse My French, opened atop of the charts. Consider this mixtape primer for the takeover no one will be able to stop.

Click here to download Mac and Cheese 3.

If you enjoy French Montana, be sure to check out OS artist Jitta On the Track.

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French Montana Premieres "Devil Wants My Soul"

“Pop That” rapper French Montana has released the official music video for his latest single, “Devil Wants My Soul.” The clip was directed by Eif Rivera and features the recent Fader cover star performing his new material in various cool locales. You can view the clip below:

If you enjoy French Montana, check out OS artist BabyJay.

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