UPDATE: And the mess continues. Today, the album is back on sale on iTunes. October 14th was supposed to be the revised release date and after disappearing from Apple’s store a couple of weeks ago, the full album can now be purchased by fans for $9.99.
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Well, there it goes.
French Montana has faced numerous issues with his sophomore album MC4. It got pushed back from its original August 26th release date which French blamed on “sample clearance” issues. But L.A. Reid later admitted that it was delayed due to lack of buzz.
To make matters worse, the whole album leaked online due to some international stores selling it early, shortly after being pushed back to October 14th.
Now it turns out, the entire album has been scrapped. French revealed the news in an interview with Complex, and stated sample clearances and not being happy with the final product as reasons for the decision. He also announced that he has a new project dropping soon which is about 70% done.
Can you explain the setbacks with MC4?
Songs like “I’m Heated” and “Two Times” couldn’t be cleared. 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. All the music going to come out, you know what I’m saying, just packaged differently. Plus, the album got leaked.
Do you feel like you let the fans down?
Nah, I feel like I didn’t because I’m going to still drop something.
Was it hard walking away from MC4?
Yeah, of course. [But] let me tell you something: I’m never married to a date. I got 17 mixtapes I put together, and one album—that’s 18 projects in my whole career. I’m never married to a date. I put it out whenever it’s right. You could force yourself to make it to that date, but if it’s not right, [if] it don’t come out right, you can’t force it.
Have you started working on a new project?
Yeah, I’m like 70 percent done.
What’s something you want to accomplish with the new release that you didn’t with Mac & Cheese 4?
Just make sure it don’t get leaked. That’s why I don’t want to announce the name or nothing. I just want to wait until it’s done and just drop it. Make sure it don’t leak, make sure everything is cleared before I announce anything.
French also spoke on Max B, Donald Trump and more. Check out the full interview here.
MC4 may have been scrapped but he’s still got a video for ‘Said N Done’ with ASAP Rocky on the way which is being directed by Eif Rivera.