Drake and French Montana Team Up for ‘Smash’ Collaboration

Drake and French Montana may have another smash on their hands.

While visiting New York to prepare for “Saturday Night Live,” Drizzy linked up with Johnnie Pickles for another collaboration following previous bangers like “Pop That” and “Stay Schemin.”

Montana shared a brief snippet of the track on Snapchat today, featuring lines about how he’s “all about the mula.” Meanwhile, Drake seems to start his verse by saying “pump it up.”

It’s already getting rave reviews. Video director SpiffTV was also in the lab during the song’s recording. “One Word ‘Smashhhhh’ Just Know,” he wrote.

One Word "Smashhhhh" Just Know… @frenchmontana X @champagnepapi

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And Drake seems to be loving the track too, as he also showed off some of his signature “Hotline Bling” dance moves.

#Drake and his now signature dance ?

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It isn’t all fun and games in terms of reactions, though. Some fans have actually taken the snippet to be a Joe Budden diss, given that the rapper’s 2003 single was titled “Pump It Up.” This also follows Joey’s harsh criticism of Views on his podcast.

During a recent episode, Budden said Drake was “uninspired” on Views and that while Noah “40” Shebib “continues to progress,” Drake does not.


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Despite the talk about a potential diss, Budden said fans shouldn’t be quick to start a beef.

It’s unclear where this new Drake and French collabo will land, but it could arrive on Montana’s upcoming album for Bad Boy/Epic Records.