Rabat - “Best crowd I have seen in a long time” said French Montana during his concert. The 33-year old artist lit up the stage at OLM Souissi in an exceptional show. The enthusiastic crowd sang along with him, Saturday, June 23, at the 2018 Mawazine Festival and Rhythms of the World.
Rabat – “Best crowd I have seen in a long time” said French Montana during his concert. The 33-year old artist lit up the stage at OLM Souissi in an exceptional show. The enthusiastic crowd sang along with him, Saturday, June 23, at the 2018 Mawazine Festival and Rhythms of the World.
Moroccan-American rapper French Montana has made a big comeback in his home country of Morocco, where Morocco World News attended his concert.
Following Dutch artist Martin Garrix, who electrified the stage, at the festival’s opening, Friday, June 22, Karim Kharbouch, better known as French Montana, did not fail to entertain his Moroccan fans.
Running an hour late, Kharbouch turned up the temperature in just moments. His glittery entry with “Tu say déjà” convinced festival-goers they were in for a treat. He continued with his well-known tracks, “Shot Caller,” “All the way up,.” and “Loyal.” Montana also sang several hits, in which he collaborated with famous artists, such as Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj.
Montana’s Special Bond with Morocco
The rapper, who recently acquired the US citizenship, has not forgotten where he comes from. Born in Morocco, Kharbouch spent the first 13 years of his life in Casablanca before immigrating to the US with his family, which he did not forget to mention to the crowd.
“Are there people from Casablanca here?” shouted the artist before switching to interact with the crowd in Arabic.
Khloe Kardashian’s ex-continued his incredible concert with his hit, “No shopping,” which he wrote in collaboration with the famous singer, Drake. He also sang “Do not panic,” “Welcome to the party,” produced for the soundtrack of the American movie Deadpool 2, and his hit single “Famous,” the video for which was shot in the blue pearl, Chefchaouen.
Saving Best for Last:
When the crowd began chanting”Haan,” a cult expression of the rapper, French Montana interpreted the chant as a call for his much-awaited hit song, “Unforgettable.” The song was released in collaboration with the American artist Sawae Lee and the crowd appeared to know the lyrics by heart.
The backdrop included images, full of color, of Morocco and the national flag, raised to the left of the stage throughout the entire concert.
Montana also invited dancers wearing traditional Moroccan clothes to add a“Moroccan touch” and adding to the impressive scenography.
Montana Expresses His Love for God, the King, and his Country:
French Montana wanted to show his pride in being Moroccan. Before finishing the show, the singer, songwriter, and producer expressed his love and devotion to God, his country, and the king.
Montana thanked the Moroccan public, who he esteemed to be the “best crowd” he had seen in a long time.
In Arabic, he praised the king and said how much he loved “Allah.” Montana took a picture with the crowd before leaving the stage, which he later posted on his Instagram page. “100 thousand Moroccans, who look just like me came out to show [their] love ?? I love y’all !! ??,” wrote Karim Kharbouch. The artist was later spotted at the Sofitel nightclub near the Hilton Forest.