|Released||February 19, 2016|
|Label||Coke Boys, Bad Boy, MMG|
|French Montana chronology|
|Singles from Wave Gods|
Wave Gods is the twentieth mixtape by American rapper French Montana, released on February 19, 2016.The mixtape features guest appearances from Future, Kanye West, Nas, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Quavo, Belly, Kodak Black, Puff Daddy, Jadakiss, Chinx and ASAP Rocky. Production was handled by AK47, Ben Billions, Black Metaphor, DJ Khalil, Harry Fraud, Jayze, Key Wane, London on da Track, Metro Boomin, Rick Steel, Southside, Tariq Beats, The Mekanics, Trakformaz and Wess.
A mixtape is a compilation of music, typically from multiple sources, recorded onto a medium. With origins in the 1980s, the term normally describes a homemade compilation of music onto a cassette tape, CD, or digital playlist. The songs are either ordered sequentially or made into a continuous program by beatmatching the songs and creating seamless transitions at their beginnings and endings with fades or abrupt edits. Essayist Geoffrey O'Brien described this definition of the mixtape as "perhaps the most widely practiced American art form".
Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper and singer. Born and raised in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records, and its predecessor Cocaine City Records. In 2012, he signed a joint-venture recording deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group.
In show business, a guest appearance is the participation of an outsider performer in an event such as a music record or concert, show, etc., when the performer does not belong to the regular cast, band or other performing group. In music, such an outside performer is often referred to as a guest artist. In performance art, the terms guest role or guest star are also common, the latter term specifically indicating the guest appearance of a celebrity. The latter is often also credited as special guest star or special musical guest star by some production companies.
|1.||"Wave Gods (Intro)" (featuring Chris Brown)||2:26|
|2.||"Miley Cyrus" (featuring Future)||4:20|
|3.||"Sanctuary Part II"||Black Metaphor||5:17|
|4.||"Figure It Out" (featuring Kanye West and Nas)||4:00|
|5.||"Man of My City" (featuring Travis Scott and Big Sean)||3:22|
|6.||"Max B Interlude"||1:42|
|7.||"Holy Moly"||Key Wane||3:00|
|8.||"Groupie Love" (featuring Quavo)||London on da Track||4:13|
|9.||"Jackson 5" (featuring Belly)||3:47|
|10.||"Lockjaw" (featuring Kodak Black)||Ben Billions||3:48|
|12.||"Old Man Wildin'" (featuring Puff Daddy and Jadakiss)||88-Keys||3:07|
|13.||"All Over" (featuring Chinx)||3:17|
|14.||"Off the Rip (Remix)" (featuring ASAP Rocky and Chinx)||Trakformaz||3:55|
"Lockjaw" is a song by American rapper French Montana. It was released on May 27, 2016, which was a single from his mixtape, MC4. It was also a single from his twentieth mixtape Wave Gods. The track was produced by Ben Billions & Yo Asel it features a guest appearance from Pompano Beach-based hip hop recording artist Kodak Black. The song is featured in the video game WWE 2K17. The song was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in March 2017, for selling over 1,000,000 digital copies in the United States.
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