French Montana has unloaded the video for his song “Figure It Out,” featuring Kanye West and Nas. The clip marks Montana’s Bad Boy/Epic debut, with cinematic shots of stunt bikes and a brutal desert providing the perfect backdrop for the god-level collab, which first appeared on Montana’s mixtape Wave Gods in February.
“Anyone who has paid attention to the course of hip-hop over the past decade has found French Montana consistently at the eye of the storm,” Epic CEO L.A. Reid said in a statement released along with the video. “He has funneled his North African roots and Bronx upbringing into a unique presence on hundreds of tracks by artists across the musical spectrum. French has now become one of hip-hop’s core artists himself, and I’m happy to welcome him to the Epic family.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs, who’s just as stoked about the video as the rest of us, also praised Montana’s future as a “proven” hit maker. “When I first heard him, I knew he had that special Bad Boy sound and I believed in his potential,” Diddy said of welcoming Montana to the fam. “He was on the fast track then, and now, to see how far he’s come, he’s a major force in hip-hop and a key member of the Bad Boy Family.”
Peep the video for “Figure It Out,” directed by Eif Rivera, above.