Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, former videographer, and hip hop socialite. Born in Morocco, his family emigrated to the US when he was 13 years old. He is the founder and CEO of Cocaine City Records. In 2012, he signed a joint venture recording deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group. Montana has been known for his frequent collaborations with producer Harry Fraud, and with rapper Max B before his conviction. More recently he is known for his collaborations with Rick Ross, Diddy and his MMG and Bad Boy label-mates along with his Coke Boys which include the late Chinx, Lil Durk and his brother Zack. He made his mixtape debut in September 7, 2007, and released his debut studio album Excuse My French on May 21, 2013.