The Stories Behind 15 Rappers' Rap Names

French Montana

Government name: Karim Kharbouch

In an interview with AllHipHop, French explained that he chose the first part of his name because the country where he was born, Morocco, is heavily influenced by the French. He added "Montana" after the protagonist of Brian DePalma's Scarface, "Tony Montana." Because people have told him he has a resemblance to Al Pacino, who played Montana.

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