French Montana has expectations of himself but also knows his limitations. Rather than set a high standard for himself, he is well aware of how he’s found success. Montana has no problem boasting about how great his Excuse My French debut will be but went a step further in stating what we already know. “Obviously I don’t be trying to get lyrical,” he told ExclusiveZone.net. “It’s not a secret.” Since he’s not hung up on content, the Coke Boy’s hitmaking process is pretty simple. “I just make music out of love and feeling. I wake up feeling f—ed up, I make a f—ed up song.” So far Montana’s method has been pretty successful. He’s jumped on numerous hits singles in the last year, and earned his own gold plague for “Pop That.” His highly anticipated debut is set to drop May 21 and will feature appearance from the likes of Rick Ross, Diddy, Reakwon, Birdman, and Ace Hood.
Drake may have started from the bottom, but his cash flow is definitely top tier. The Toronto rapper was in Charlotte for CIAA weekend and proceeded to drop $50,000 in cash at a local strip club.
According to TMZ:
These pics are INSANE … Drake rolled into a strip club in Charlotte, opened a CARDBOARD BOX filled with bricks of cash, and TMZ has pics of the $50,000 rainstorm he unleashed on the dancers. It all went down at Cameo Nightclub, and by the time Drake was done there was so much cash … it literally carpeted the floor.Interestingly, Drizzy got a little bit of assistance from BMF. We’re told another rapper named Bleu Davinci chipped in an additional $25,000.
There’s been a lot of talk about whether Drake has real street cred … or if he’s just a poser with a privileged upbringing. But wait, why do you need “street cred” to throw money at naked chicks in the club? Just saying, let Drizzy cook. It’s also a guarantee that the resident pole athletes have no problem with who is soliciting their services. The good folks at ATLPics.net blessed us with photos from the weekend and needless to Cameo was the place to be. Also in the spot were Basketball Wives L.A. star Draya Michelle (who dancing with a scripper), Meek Mill and Ace Hood.
Check out photos from the rainstorm (of cash) below:
T-Pain recently let his feelings known about Future in an Instagram post that went live earlier this week. After saying the Bugatti sports car that appeared in Ace Hood‘s “Bugatti” video was the Thr33 Ringz rapper’s old ride, Pain went to Hot 93.7 to take aim at the artist’s ability to use Auto-Tune. Pain did go on to commend the Pluto rapper’s song writing abilities. “I don’t think Future gets the technology very well. I don’t think he understands how it actually works,” said the Grammy Award winner. “He’s writing great songs. He’s a great writer. Keep in mind, you can use Auto-Tune and you can know how to work perfectly, but you still have to know how to write a good song. Just because he sound good dosen’t mean he’s saying good stuff. As far as how he uses Auto-Tune, I don’t think he knows how it works. I think he’s thinking that you just turn it on, and then it just happens. But nah, he writes great, great hooks and great songs themselves. I just don’t think he actually knows how to use Auto-Tune yet.” The “Buy U A Drink” singer refused to claim sour grapes, stating that Future Hendrix is on top right now and doing his thing. “A lot of people don’t sing with it, a lot of people just sing and then put it on after, which is a terrible mistake. There’s a lot of stuff you’ve gotta know about Auto-Tune before you can start using it, because it’s the hot thing to do,” he said. “But Future’s still great right now, he’s doing his thing.”
In an event you can’t say you didn’t see coming, T-Pain took to Instagram to take a few shots at Epic Records recording artist, Future. T-Pain, who saw worldwide success in the mid-2000s after popularizing the use of auto-tune in records, called Future the “new T-Pain” in not so flattering terms. ”Funny thing about that Bugatti you woke up in, its mine. Oh, the irony,” Pain left in a message on an Instagram picture that has since been deleted. ”Funny how “the new T-Pain” has to use “The old T-Pain’s Bugatti for his Bugatti hook. So there’s that. Not at all throwing shots at Ace Hood. That’s my man, 100 grand,” Pain said in reference to the Future Hendrix rapper’s latest hook, “Bugatti.”
The Free Band Gang leader has been looked at as the person mainly responsible with bringing back auto-tune after Jay-Z famously dropped his Blueprint 3-single, “Death of Autotune.” The Atlanta rapper has saw much success with hit singles like “Turn On The Lights,” “Same Damn Time,” “Itchin,” and “Tony Montana.” ”When I first used Auto-Tune, I never used it to sing. I wasn’t using it the way T-Pain was. I used it to rap because it makes my voice sound grittier. Now everybody wants to rap in Auto-Tune. Future’s not everybody,” he told Complex in a recent interview. “The people who are taking my style are like my babies. I’ve got a tribe of kids that want to be like me.” Prepare yourselves, folks. The first ever all Auto-Tune rap battle might be on the way. Check out screen shot on the net page courtesy of RealTalkNY.
In a move that surprised almost nobody, Vado has confirmed that he is signing to DJ Khaled‘s We The Best Music Group. The Harlem rapper who was previously signed to Interscope Records confirmed to This Is 50, the same website that put footage of Khaled’s mother on the internet, that he will be joining We The Best. He will be joining such acts as Ace Hood and Mavado. “It’s going down man it’s about to be on and crazy,” Vado told Jack Thriller in a sit down. “Everybody got the word in and [Khaled] reached out ASAP. So of course, you know we got the same vision and that’s to take over and go straight to the top and stay there. And he want to get me there, and I’m gonna let him.” While rumors circulated that Drake’s newly launched OVO Records and T.I.’s Grand Hustle all reached out in attempts to sign Vado, it looks like Khaled had the inside track to the rapper during the entire courting process. Call us suckers, but it might seem that Vado had signed to Khaled all along and the rumors of a bidding war might have been drummed up to cause a buzz, but nobody would make that up, would they? Of course not.