French Montana

French Montana

actor, composer, director

French Montana was born on Nov 09, 1984 in Morocco. French Montana's big-screen debut came with The Perfect Match directed by Bille Woodruff in 2016, strarring French Montana.

Karim Kharbouch (born November 9, 1984), better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper, singer , songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Born and raised in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records, and its predecessor Cocaine City Records. In 2012, he signed a joint-venture recording deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group.Kharbouch released his mix-tape debut in 2007 and in 2010, had a breakthrough with the single "Choppa Choppa Down". He released his debut studio album Excuse My French on May 21, 2013. In July 2017, Montana released his second studio album, Jungle Rules, which peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. The album was supported by the single "Unforgettable", featuring Swae Lee, which became Montana's first song as lead artist to reach the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.In 1996, at the age of 13, Kharbouch left Morocco with his parents and younger brother for New York City, where they settled in the South Bronx. Kharbouch spoke only his native languages of Moroccan Darija and French when he first arrived, and learned English in the streets and in the Bronx high schools of Lehman and Roosevelt. After struggling for two years, his father decided they would move back to Casablanca, but his mother opted to stay back with their children citing lack of opportunities back home. His mother was pregnant with his youngest brother at the time, who was born in the United States shortly after his father departed for Morocco. With three children, his mother was dependent on welfare for financial support. Kharbouch eventually found himself the primary breadwinner for the family.

  • Birthday

    Nov 09, 1984
  • Place of Birth

    Rabat, Morocco

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