Quick Facts Of French Montana
Celebrated Name French Montana Age 35 Years Nick Name French Montana Birth Name Karim Kharbouch Birth Date 1984-11-09 Gender Male Profession Rapper
Karim Kharbouch, popularly known as French Montana is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, record executive, and entrepreneur. He released his debut mixtape in 2007. He made a breakthrough with the release of his single, “Choppa Choppa Down”. He released his debut studio album, Excuse My French in May 2013. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records and its predecessor Cocaine City Records.
He has over 11.9 million followers on his Instagram.
What is French Montana Famous For?
- Founder of Coke Boys Records.
- His hit singles such as “Unforgettable” and “Choppa Choppa Down”.
Where was French Montana Born?
French Montana was born on 9 November 1984. His birth name is Karim Kharbouch. His birth place is in Casablanca, Morocco. He grew up in Casablanca. He immigrated to the United States when he was 13. He holds American nationality. He was born to a father, Abdela Kharbouch, and a mother, Khadija Guled. His childhood hobbies were playing soccer and rapping. He later got into basketball in his teens. He has two younger brothers. After the family immigrated to the United States, they settled in the South Bronx. His father moved back to Morocco, but his mother remained there with her kids. He helped his mother to raise his two younger brothers, Zack, and Ayoub. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
He began his music career as a battle rapper under the name Young French.
French and close friend Cams created a series of street DVDs called Cocaine City in 2002. The series featured interviews with major and upcoming rappers, personalities, and a focus on street music and hip hop beef.
It quickly grew into one of the top-selling street DVDs.
The series ran for eight years between 2002 and 2010. They totaled 14 volumes and multiple spinoff films.
His childhood friends, whom he ran the series, Brock, Droop Pop and Cheeze, became the first rappers that formed the Coke Boys.
He released his debut mixtape French Revolution Vol. 1 in 2007. He collaborated with Uncle Murda, Jae Millz, Mazardi Fox, and Tony Yayo.
He released his second mixtape, Live From Africa in 2008.
French and Max B released their debut collaborative mixtape Coke Wave in February 2009.
He made a breakthrough with his single “Choppa Choppa Down” in 2010.
He met producer Harry Fraud in a recording studio in Chinatown. The building having the studio was raided by police after a tip-off that there were counterfeit Gucci and Louis Vuitton purses being manufactured. They lost their studio spot and Fraud formed his own studio in Brooklyn.
French and Fraud became close friends and worked together in their struggling years.
He had a “shopping deal” with Akon for six months to a year period. They have collaborated on s series of songs.
He signed a deal with Mizay Entertainment in 2010. The head of the label, Debra Antney, mother of Waka Flocka, later sued French for dealing behind her back for the commission in 2013. Debra won the lawsuit against French. French paid $2 million to Debra.
He signed a joint-venture record deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group in 2012.
He released his first single “Pop That” from his debut studio album in June 2012. He released his debut studio album, Excuse My French in May 2013. The album peaked at number 4 in the Billboard.
He released his studio album, Jungle Rules in July 2017. His second album peaked at number 3 in the Billboard.
As of August 2019, he has already released 2 studio albums and 20 mixtapes.
He has collaborated with several artists including Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, Chinx, N.O.R.E, Chris Brown, Migos, Kanye West, Nas, Kodak Black, Drake, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, RySoValid, ASAP Rocky, Miguel, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss, Styles P, Max B, Future, Swae Lee, The Weeknd, Sefflon Don, Alma, RedOne, Daddy Yankee, Dinah Jane, Adam Levine, Kevinho, Nacho, Diplo, Lim Pump, Zhavia Ward, Liam Payne, Blueface, Lil Tjay, City Girls, Akon, Nawlage, Jennifer Lopez among others.
His mixtapes are
French Revolution Vol. 1
Live from Africa
Coke wave (With Max B)
The Laundry Man
Mac Wit Da Cheese
The Laundry Man 2
Cocaine Konvicts (With DJ Drama)
Coke Wave 2 (With Max B)
Mac & Cheese 2
Mister 16: Casino Life
Coke Boys 2 (With Coke Boys)
Lock Out (With Waka Flocka Flame)
Cocaine Mafia (With Juicy J and Project Pat)
Coke Boys 3 (With Coke Boys)
Mac & Cheese 3
Coke Boys 4 (With Coke Boys)
The Appetizer (With Harry Fraud)
Casino Life 2: Brown Bag Legend
Coke Zoo (With Fetty Wap)
Mac & Cheese 4
He has appeared in films, The Perfect Match (2016), and The After Party (2018).
He has also appeared in numerous television series.
He appeared in an episode in comedy clip show, Ridiculousness in 2011.
He appeared in comedy sketch Wild ‘N Out in 2013 and 2015.
He has appeared in the talk show, Late Night With Seth Meyers.
He appeared in reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney and Khole Take The Hamptons, with his then-girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian.
He appeared in reality series, Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2016.
He appeared as a musical guest in reality series, The Real.
He guest appeared as Vaughn in musical drama series, Empire in 2016.
He also appeared in America’s Next Top Model in 2017.
He appeared in television game show, Hip Hop Squares in 2017.
He appeared in The Four: Battle for Stardom in 2018.
He appeared in an episode of NCIS: New Orleans in 2019.
2013 BET Hip Hop Award – Best Club Banger for “Pop That”.
2016 BET Hip Hop Award – Best Collabo, Duo or Group with Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and Infared for “All the Way Up”.
He suffered a gunshot to the head in 2003 when he was confronted by two armed gunmen as he was leaving a recording studio in the Bronx. One of the gunmen died during the incident. he was hospitalized for several weeks. He later discovered that he was set up by someone close to him.
He visited Uganda to film his “Unforgettable” video in 2017. He later raised half a million dollars to build the Suubi hospital in Uganda.
He was honored as the Global Citizen Ambassador for his charity work in Uganda in 2018.
Who is French Montana Married to?
French Montana was married to Deen Kharbouch. They got married in 2007. The couple has a son, born in 2010. They separated in 2012 and their divorce was finalized in 2014. He dated Khloe Kardashian in 2014. He also dated actress Sanaa Lathan in 2015. His current relationship status is unclear. Any gossips about his personal life will be updated soon.
What are French Montana Body Measurements?
French Montana stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 196 lbs i.e. 89 kg. He has an average body build. He has a chest size of 42 inches, biceps size of 13.5 inches, and a waist size of 33 inches. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.
What is French Montana Net Worth?
French Montana earns from his music career. His income comes from record sales, contracts, concerts, and endorsements. he has endorsed several brands including Nike, Sprite, Ciroc, Childsplay clothing, Pelle Pelle, DeLeon, Heads Audio, and Grenco Science’s G Pen among others. His net worth is estimated at $8 million.
Did You Know?
- When he first arrived in the US, he spoke only his native languages of Moroccan Darija and French.
- “Straight Cash” was his first underground hit in his early career.
- He refers to Akon and Fat Joe as his “big brother”.
- He grew up listening to Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Snoop Dogg, and Wu-Tang Clan.
- He was featured on the 82nd issue of THe FADER magazine in September 2012, which describes French’s return to Morocco after seventeen years.
- He has appeared in films, The Perfect Match, and The After Party.
- He was the first rapper to be honored with Global Ambassador for his charity work.
- He is fluent in his native Arabic, French, and English.
- He became a U.S. citizen in June 2018.
- He once owned two tiger cubs, Ike and Tina.
- He owns a pet monkey named Julius Ceasor.
- His religion is Islam.