Published on August 25th, 2018 | by Jerry Doby0
French Montana Continues His Uganda Mission With ‘Famous’ Remix with Adam Levine
Multi-platinum recording artist, global activist and first rap ambassador of Global Citizen French Montana, released the remix to his single “Famous” featuring Adam Levine, with visuals starring the Triplet Ghetto Kids dancing in front of the Suubi “Hope” Health Center, the hospital French rebuilt with MAMA HOPE.
100% OF FRENCH MONTANA’S ROYALTIES FROM “FAMOUS” REMIX WILL GO TOWARD THE EXPANSION OF THE SUUBI HOSPITAL WITH MAMA HOPE; RE-SIGNS WITH EPIC RECORDS FOR NEW RECORDING DEAL
Adam Levine says “I’m excited to be on this song with French and have the proceeds go to something so special and that’s really making a difference.”
100% of French’s royalties for the digital single “Famous” remix will support the completion of MAMA HOPE’s Suubi “Hope” Health Center in Uganda, allowing it to expand construction and access to water which will ultimately provide health access to 58 villages with a population of over 450,000 people. Through smart social entrepreneurship, French and team’s funding has enabled Suubi to jump its locally generated income from 31% to 56%. He has already raised over $500K with the Unforgettable healthcare campaign, a MAMA HOPE and Global Citizen-led initiative with the help of fans worldwide, The Weeknd & Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, to bring maternal health care to rural Budondo, Uganda which includes a prenatal care clinic, staff housing, a birth house, main hospital block, mini-theater, antenatal ward, and purchase of a new ambulance. In order to complete Suubi Hospital an additional $225K is still needed.
This global initiative all started with the discovery of 9 children from Uganda’s the Triplet Ghetto Kids when French went on a trip to Kampala to film the visuals to “Unforgettable,” the single earning Gold & Multi-Platinum Certifications within 30+ Countries and International Territories, and his documentary Project Unforgettable: “My Project, Their Reality,” where he fell in love with the community. Since returning home from Uganda and partnering with MAMA HOPE, French launched his global #Unforgettable Healthcare Campaign and created buzz around his initiative by creating a call-to-action with the release of the “Unforgettable” music video backed by strong celebrity participants like Drake, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Seacrest, and more yielding 400 million impressions and accumulating over 747 million views – thus turning a calling of French’s into a viral social campaign.
After a stellar year with the release of JUNGLE RULES [Coke Boys Music/Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records], which boasts the 5x platinum hit “Unforgettable” and earned a Gold plaque, French re-signs with Epic Records. His blockbuster year included acquiring his U.S. Citizenship, gracing the cover of Billboard’s Hot 100 issue wearing an American flag in celebration, and headlining the Hot 100 Music Festival. French, who immigrated to the South Bronx from Morocco at age 13, also released a powerful documentary on Mic on the same day he received his U.S. citizenship and spoke about the importance of DACA with undocumented youth. He also became the first rap ambassador of Global Citizen for his continuous humanitarian efforts with DACA, the viral MAMA HOPE #Unforgettable campaign, and his Pan-African health and education movement into Morocco with CARE Morocco.
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About French Montana: The GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum rap icon, producer, influencer, philanthropist and first rap ambassador of Global Citizen joined the “Billion Club,” as his 5x-platinum smash “Unforgettable” [feat. Swae Lee] crossed 1 billion cumulative worldwide streams. It’s featured on his second full-length album, JUNGLE RULES [Coke Boys Music/Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records]. Meanwhile, “No Shopping” [feat. Drake] and “Lockjaw” [feat. Kodak Black] both earned RIAA platinum plaques stateside. Montana embraced the culture and became enthralled with it, and began releasing the Cocaine City series of DVDs in 2002, mixing interviews with established hip-hop artists and unsigned talent. Around 2009 he began releasing his own mixtape CDs with DJs like DJ Drama, Evil Empire, and Big Mike as his hosts. In late 2011, he signed to both P. Diddy’s Bad Boy and Rick Ross’ Maybach Music imprints in a unique joint venture. His 2012 single, “Pop That,” would be the first release for the united labels, while 2013 saw the release of his debut album, Excuse My French. A series of mixtapes, each with an increasing R&B influence, brought Montana to 2016 when he dropped Casino Life 2: Brown Bag Legend. The mixtape included the hit single “Moses” featuring Chris Brown and Migos.
About Suubi Health Center: Over the past five years, MAMA HOPE has helped build Suubi into a thriving community health center. Suubi has saved many lives and helped thousands of local people to access services like health education, immunizations, and treatments. Suubi focuses on providing care for mothers and babies. Now, there are more women trying to access Suubi’s services than ever before! Suubi serves a population of 56,000 people in a very rural area and is now able to expand their services.
About MAMA HOPE: MAMA HOPE is an advocate for global communities. They work in service of grassroots leaders who have big dreams to change the world. They provide training and funding to build locally-led, sustainable projects that impact partner communities worldwide while challenging mainstream perceptions of poverty. To date, they’ve impacted over 730,000 lives through investing in education, healthcare, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and food security projects across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India and in the US.