French Montana Out Of Hospital In Time For New Album | NBC News Now

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Moroccan-American rapper French Montana talks to NBC News about how his new album strikes at the balance between his Muslim upbringing and his childhood in the Bronx. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is ...



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I feel like an american dream is something you had to be american for when i feel like a lot of kids, but i'd be already stalling out of negative when they come from other countries, like i did karim kharbouch, who goes by his stage name. French montana is a moroccan american rapper known for a hit songs like unforgettable, which topped charts and got over 1 billion streams in his most recent work ...
french montana is casting a spotlight on muslim culture, the images of women in traditional muslim, nick abs and him in A turban is juxtaposed with the bravado usually seen in rap videos. The images have sparked some controversy, but the rapper says his intentionis to show off his culture. I just i just moved to the south: was around 13 moved to la when i was 20-something, but i come from morocco. I come from north africa. I come from the muslim back on that was born was well. My mother played on a whole life. She never had a drink smok. There were nothing just watching around the house and just you know, gaining on discipline all the motivation for my life, not fuller. There'S a lot of people that just like her that don't feel like they could be themselves to become what they want. As a former undocumented immigrant himself, the musician is using his influence to highlight immigration issuesbeyond his music. When i was 13, you know english, then you nasty won't wear english.

I just i just felt like you know, like a sore thumb, you just i just stuck out you know just they know people was talking about and what's wrong by myself. You know so i just want people that come from morocco. They would have come from africa to know that they could become whatever they want. French montana recently donated $ 50,000 to help immigrant youth in his former hometown of the bronx and global citizen, ambassador french montana, and he was invited to the un general assembly to discuss global investment in education. Like i said before, it should be a rightnot, a privilege. So it's a good thing for me to be right here. Next to you, especially, you know, you know, find all these beautiful people, you know to make a change. I just feel like you know, for people that represents something this should give that love back to where they come from. Hey nbc news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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