French Montana has added some severe star energy to the rollout for his new documentary For Khadija, recruiting Robert De Niro to current the movie on the Tribeca Pageant later this month.
The Coke Boys capo shared the information on Instagram on Tuesday (June 6), writing: “FROM A SMALL VILLAGE IN AFRICA TO ROBERT DE NIRO PRESENTING YOUR LIFE STORY AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL. JUNE 16th. NYC !!!! ALLAH IS THE GREATEST.”
French’s publish featured a current interview clip of De Niro and Jane Rosenthal — two of the co-founders of Tribeca Pageant — sharing their pleasure for this yr’s slate of movies on the annual New York Metropolis pageant.
“French Montana’s doc will play at the Beacon [Theatre] and he will be performing afterwards,” Rosenthal defined to Further TV whereas discussing the bevy of music-related photos.
De Niro added: “To me, being part of the fabric of the city and so on is everything and tradition, and hopefully it will last as long as the city is here — and the city should be here forever.”
Directed by Mandon Lovett (Origins of Hip Hop, RapCaviar Presents), For Khadija chronicles French Montana’s rags-to-riches journey from rising up in Morocco to relocating to the Bronx, New York as a teen together with his dad and mom and youthful brother.
Regardless of talking solely Arabic and French on the time, it was within the birthplace of Hip Hop that Montana (actual title Karim Kharbouch) grew to become one of many metropolis’s hottest rappers, going from hustling road DVDs and mixtapes to dropping multi-platinum singles and chart-topping albums.
“This documentary tells my immigrant story and all the people that followed me from the day that I started ’til now,” the “Unforgettable” hitmaker mentioned in a current interview with Apple Music.
“I feel like a lot of people just know me by the music [or] from me dating people. But I want people to know me for the right reasons and I feel like this documentary is more based on the struggle.”
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He added: “We was on welfare, to me getting shot, to me meeting Chinx, me meeting Max B. Max B be getting 75 years in jail. Me being almost blackballed after he went to jail. Me just going through all the obstacles.”
Robert De Niro isn’t the one A-lister connected to the challenge. French’s shut buddies and collaborators Drake and Diddy govt produced it and in addition make appearances in it alongside Fats Joe and Max B.
French Montana can be prepping a soundtrack to accompany For Khadija and just lately dropped the primary single. Titled “I Can’t Lie,” the track finds him reuniting with Kodak Black over hypnotic, hard-hitting manufacturing from London On Da Monitor.
A wider launch date for the documentary and soundtrack has but to be introduced. Watch the trailer under: