Love him or hate him, it’s hard to deny French Montana’s knack for partnering with the biggest names in the industry. He’s the rapping equivalent to DJ Khaled in terms of collaborations, and today’s new single is no different.
Letting Canadian heartthrob The Weeknd take center stage, “Gifted” pairs the Montana and the crooner against a relatively empty beat. The focus is supposed to be on the lyrics, and we could argue for hours over whether or not Montana should think his mic skills deserving of such a spotlight (spoiler: they’re not), but there is no denying the exciting atmosphere created by The Weeknd’s presence. Even when Montana compares himself to Whitney Houston on her last track, when every bit of the die hard hip hop fan inside you feels the churning of disgust, those angelic croons break through the beat and convince you to ride out the remaining minutes. It’s not exactly the smoothest track of the day, but one element of it you simply must hear. Click below to enjoy “Gifted.”
French Montana’s debut studio effort, Pardon My French, arrives in stores May 21. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on “Gifted.”