Rapper French Montana has officially inked a recording deal with Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment. French will join the Bad Boy Entertainment roster on the heels of a deal Diddy announced with Epic Records in October of 2015 for Bad Boy, which was launched in 1993.

Epic will handle all of the marketing, promotion and distribution for Bad Boy’s upcoming releases, including French’s new material.

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” Love the respect and appreciation that LA Reid and his team have for music. I think it’s rare to find that in the industry today.  Being able to start this chapter at Epic with my Bad Boy family is a blessing. Puff and Harve [Pierre] have been like big brothers to me and there’s nothing better than making music with the people you love.” – French Montana

French Montana debuted his first release under his Bad Boy/Epic deal today (May 5), with the new song and video “Figure It Out” featuring Kanye West and Nas.

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French Montana discusses new deal with Diddy and Bad Boy/wdn.com.ng

The video for the new single with Kanye West and Nas was shot by longtime French collaborator Eif Rivera.

Diddy is confident his investment in French Montana will pay dividends to the Bad Boy Entertainment label.

“French Montana is a proven hit maker,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “When I first heard him, I knew he had that special Bad Boy sound and I believed in his potential. 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. Bad Boy is known for creating the biggest acts in hip-hop – and French is not only a part of our legacy but now also a part of our new chapter at Epic Records.”