After several delays, sample clearance issues and a leak, French Montana has made the decision to completely scrap his MC4 album.
In an interview with Complex, the rapper explained that since tracks "I'm Heated" and "Two Times" couldn't be cleared, he made the decision to walk away from the entire project rather than fix the records or leave them off the final version of the album.
By the time I got the mix how I recorded it, it wasn't the same. I just ain't have the same feeling for it. Everybody had to replay shit, and do all this extra shit, so I wasn't in the mood to put it together.
While fans of the South Bronx native might be disappointed by today's news, Montana still plans to release new music later this month. According to the rapper, he's "70%" done with a mixtape, which will be the 18th of his career.
In September, L.A. Reid was a guest on the Rap Radar podcast, where he hinted that Montana's album delay had more to do with the quality of the project than sample clearance hiccups. Regardless of the reason, the end result will be the same. "All the music going to come out, you know what I'm saying, just packaged differently," says Montana.
Years ago, the fate of MC4 might have had a catastrophic effect on Montana's career, but in today's climate, where albums are dying a slow death at the hands of prospering playlists, it doesn't matter. MC4 becoming a mere footnote on Montana's Wikipedia page is nothing that an EpicRecordsPlatinum playlist-turned-album can't solve.
By DJ Z, who loves to argue with you on Twitter.
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