French Montana Lands GQ Middle East

Philanthropy is a subject that hits close to home for French Montana on his journey around the world.

The thirty-three year-old rapper and singer French Montana graces the cover of the November issue of GQ Middle East and talks about feeling broken, philanthropy, how traveling the world healed his soul, the importance of immigration, and what it’s like growing up as a Moroccan Muslim.

In October, GQ, the male monthly magazine based in New York that celebrates all things ‘male’ in terms of fashion, trends, and culture, launched their Middle East edition in congruence with their online bilingual publication.

This marks a monumental moment for the magazine not only for it’s expansion overseas that finds plenty of fashion forward trends yet to be represented in America but the Middle Eastern editorial department will be run by the youngest Editor-in-chief yet to date, Adam Baidawi.  Held at a top secret location in Dubai, GQ found themselves the host of a magazine launch party on a private island in October.

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Karim Kharbouch dropped his second studio LP ‘Jungle Rules’ with stand-out single ‘Unforgettable’ that charted him at number three on the Billboard 200 list.  As buzz surrounding his name began to spread, he had long been coined the Rick Ross protégé.  It was the collaborative effort of ‘Pop That’ with Rick Ross and Lil Wayne and a bevy of notable guest features that launched him into an international success and the rest is history.

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On October 31st it was reported that representatives of the rapper confirmed that he made the honorable donation of supplies and resources to two classrooms of the Sabae School of Fida-Mers schools in his native land of Morocco that will allow the preschools to operate for many years to come.

Read the full interview and photo shoot for ‘The Wild Wonderful Odyssey of French Montana’ at GQ Middle East.