French Montana was carving a lane for himself in the mixtape circuit when he started his music career and he was pretty good at it alongside his mentor Max B. It wouldn’t take long for The Bronx rap star to blow up and leave the mixtapes behind; however, with his ascent up the Hip Hop ladder, online critics felt once he hit mainstream his music lost the touch it had.

During a recent interview on Connected With Wayno, French Montana spoke about his mixtape run and his decision to go mainstream once the opportunity came. According to French, he sold more records when he wasn’t wrapping his fans up with thoughtful verses.

“I did a lot of tapes,” French Montana said. “I got like 20 mixtapes, but people will go to the ones that I made that’s like…some people be in the club, and you gotta dim down your words cause they might want to hear that ‘haaaaan,’ they don’t wanna hear the soul.”

He continued, “Some people, when I dimmed it down, I sold more records, and I’m competing in a numbers game. If I could put up numbers, why wouldn’t I put numbers, and I can still do the rap.”

French Montana’s mixtape run is revered has got fans talking about him. Series such as Coke BoysMac & CheeseCasino Life and more got the 37-year-old on the limelight and are considered some of the best material he’s recorded throughout his career.

One of the producers who worked alongside French during that incredible run was Harry Fraud.