French Montana Debuts The Weeknd-Assisted 'Gifted': Listen

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Shareif Ziyadat

French Montana unveils his latest track, "Gifted," from his upcoming debut album, "Excuse My French," due Tuesday (May 21).

"Gifted" finds French Montana talking about "pimpin' like a poet" over a drug-induced beat from The Weeknd.

The singer, who dominates the song, touches on how he feels most appreciated when high: "Gifted when he's faded / Faded all the time / I know that's when they love me / They love me when I'm high."

"Gifted" follows the release of the rapper's "Ain't Worried About Nothing" and "Freaks," which featured a guest verse by Nicki Minaj. "Freaks" peaked at No. 25 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on March 30. It's performing the best on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop where it's at it's peak of No. 20 this week. Besides Nicki Minaj, "Excuse My French" will feature Drake, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo and more.

The Weeknd is also gearing up for his upcoming album, "Kiss Land," whose release date has yet to be announced. He recently posted a video teaser of his latest, "John Carpenter."

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