French Montana Grabs Pharrell for “Bring Dem Things”
A couple of weeks out from the release of his Jungle Rules album, French Montana pulls up with the Pharrell-assisted "Bring Dem Things," a new Harry Fraud-produced banger filled to the brim with Frenchy's typical swagger and quotable bars. Stream the track via Spotify below or cop it on iTunes here.
The new track finds French making his typical boasts about his come-up and his elevated status in the street: "Here's a little story about a kid from Morocco/Had to show Carlito I was Benny Blanco/Check it out, ra-raindrop, Offset/Fuck a plug, we the outlet," the Bronx rapper spits on the track.
With memorable bars from French and Skateboard P and a catchy hook from The Kid Daytona, "Bring Dem Things" is a track you could be hearing a lot of for the rest of the summer.
The artists on "Bring Dem Things" more than do their part on the song, but the hypnotically swirling horns of Harry Fraud's instrumental should have their praises sung too. Those appear to have come courtesy of Organized Konfusion's "Stress," which used a similar sample right at the beginning of the track. This isn't the first time Fraud's looked to a piece of East Coast hip-hop's rich history for inspiration, either.
If you've been following French for a long time, you probably remember his breakout single, "Shot Caller." Like "Bring Dem Things," it was also produced by Harry Fraud, and like "Bring Dem Things," it used the same sample as another East Coast classic, this one coming from Lords of the Underground's classic "Funky Child."
Back in 2012, Fraud spoke on "Shot Caller" and the way "Funky Child" helped inspire the instrumental for the track. While it's obvious Fraud used the same sample, he made it clear he and French used it in a way that differed from Lords of the Underground's usage.
“The record was always dope, but if you go back and listen to [‘Funky Child], they wasn’t really rapping over the part we’re rapping over,” he continued. “They were rapping over the James Brown break [from ‘My Thang’]. The horns were really their intro and break. We’re a little darker than them in general. We took it and did it our way. It’s been a great response.”
Listen to Organized Konfusion's "Stress" to see if any of it sounds familiar after you hear French's latest track. We're sure it will.
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