Cable News Network’s magazine programme, African Voices Changemakers this week returns with a feature on Moroccan-American hip-hop artiste, M.C French Montana. The programme is sponsored by telecommunications giant, Globacom.
Born on November 9, 1984 Karim Kharbouch popularly known by his stage name, MC French Montana, is a notable rapper who has so far garnered 41 platinum singles to his credit in his flourishing career.
The anchor of African VoicesChangemakers, Larry Madowo caught up with the multi-platinum selling artiste at his home in Los Angeles and followed him to New York as he premieres his new documentary about his life from being a struggling immigrant to a multimillionaire superstar.
The 38-year-old superstar who emigrated with his family to the United States when he was 13, founded Coke Boys Records and its predecessor Cocaine City Records. He subsequently signed a joint-venture record deal with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records and Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group in 2012.
His hit track, “Quarter to Eight” was the first of manycollaborations with Rick Ross who is also a legendary musical artiste. He has either won or been nominated for several awards including the Best Club Banger Award which he won at the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2013. Also, in 2016, he was nominated twice in the Best Rap Song Category and in 2017 for the Best Rap Performance at the Grammy Awards.
The 30-minute magazine programme runs on DSTV Channel 401 on Saturday at 2:00p.m with repeat editions on Sunday at 4.30a.m and 7.30p.m. The edition will again be repeated next week Saturday at 12.30p.m, 4.30a.m and Sunday at 7.30p.m.