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Mawazine: French Montana is « happy to be back in Morocco » 

Written by FDM

Moroccan-born American rapper French Montana said he was glad to return to Morocco and perform. Remarks made during a press briefing on June 26, two days after his appearance on the big stage of the Mawazine Rhythms of the World festival which runs until June 30.

Mawazine Rhythms of the World Festival kicked off on June 22 in Rabat, with a rich schedule hosting a cluster of world renowned artists including American-Moroccan rapper French Montana.
Following his concert on June 23, French Montana addressed the press on the matter and expressed his enthusiasm to be among the internationally renowned Moroccan artists. He also revealed his passion and admiration for the songs of the late Cheb Hasni, icon of the Raï, he used to listen to since childhood.

The wealthy rapper also went on to speak about his difficult childhood. French Montana, whose real name is Karim Kharbouch, was born in Rabat and grew up in Casablanca, before taking off at the age of 13, to the United States, in the Bronx district. And he came close to death in 2003 when he was shot in the head, as he explained before admitting  that if he had to do it again, he would not change his past, his life and his status that made him  » the man he is today « .

Nicknamed the  » king of featurings,  » French Montana has collaborated with several famous rappers and singers, such as Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. His first commercial single « Pop That », released in 2012, was one of the biggest hits that year having been certified « platinum » by the RIAA in just a few weeks.

Le Festival Mawazine est fier d’accueillir ce soir à l’OLM Souissi le rappeur Marocain à la renommée Internationale Karim Kharbouch AKA French Montana 😎💎😍🔥💪🏻🇲🇦#FrenchMontana #Mawazine #Mawazine2018

Publiée par Festival Mawazine sur Samedi 23 juin 2018

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