In the early days of his career, French Montana was shot in the head after a recording session at the Bronx and spent a long time recuperating.

Upon recovery, he released his first mixtape which he recorded alongside Uncle Murda, Mazaradi Fox, Jae Millz, Rick Ross, and Tony Yayo titled French Revolution Vol. 1 in 2007.

He further released a second mixtape; Live from Africa in 2008, and collaborated with the Rapper Max B in one of the songs Waavvy. In 2009, they both recorded another song titled Coke Wave.

French later started producing solo records and his first single Shot Caller was a huge success. He became one of the XXL’s Freshman Class in 2012 and was signed to Bad Boy Records as well as landing a joint deal with Maybach Music Group.

Subsequently, the rapper collaborated with Harry Fraud in the song Shot Caller, the song was a big hit and became one of the most added tracks on the Urban Contemporary Radio.

He further signed with Akon’s label, Konvict Music after they met at Miami and the duo produced series of singles on French mixtapes.

He was also featured in Rick Ross song Stay Schemin which was before the release of his songs Excuse Me French and Pop That.

To date, French Montana has made over twenty-one mixtapes and two studio albums.