Freaks (French Montana song)

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"Freaks"
French-montana-freaks.jpg
Single by French Montana featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album Excuse My French
Released February 14, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:03
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
French Montana singles chronology
"Pop That"
(2012)
"Freaks"
(2013)
"NBA"
(2013)
"Pop That"
(2012)
"Freaks
(2013)
"NBA"
(2013)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Freedom"
(2012) Freedom2012
"Freaks"
(2013) Freaks2013
"Tapout"
(2013) Tapout2013

"Freaks" is a song by American hip hop recording artist French Montana and features Nicki Minaj. It was released on February 14, 2013, as the second single from his debut studio album Excuse My French (2013).[1] The song was produced by Rico Love and Earl & E from Division 1.[2]

Background[edit]

On January 26, 2013, French Montana announced that his next single "Freaks" would be released within the next week, the song is a remake of the song "Freaks", which originally appeared on the debut album of rapper Lil Vicious, Destination Brooklyn.[3] "Freaks" featuring Nicki Minaj was premiered on Hot 97 on February 13, 2013, and released to iTunes the next day.[4]

Music video[edit]

On February 18, 2013, the music video was filmed for "Freaks".[5] On March 7, 2013, the music video was released.[6]

Remix[edit]

On April 25, 2013 the official remix was released featuring DJ Khaled, Mavado, Rick Ross, Wale and Nicki Minaj along with a new verse by French Montana.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Freaks" (featuring Nicki Minaj) Karim Kharbouch, Onika Maraj, Richard Butler Jr., Earl Hood, Eric Goudy III, Douglas L. Davis, Quame Riley, Everton Bonner, Sly Dunbar, John Christopher Taylor, Lloyd Oliver Willis Rico Love, Earl & E 3:03

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States February 15, 2013[2] Digital download Bad Boy Records, Interscope
March 12, 2013[13] Rhythm Crossover radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French Montana f. Nicki Minaj - Freaks". HipHop DX. February 13, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Freaks (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by French Montana". Itunes.apple.com. February 14, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "French Montana Predicts "Freaks" Featuring Nicki Minaj Will Reach No. 1 On Billboard Charts, Announces New Release Date For 'Excuse My French' [Video]". XXL. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Music: French Montana x Nicki Minaj "Freaks". Rap Radar. February 13, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "On The Set: French Montana x Nicki Minaj "Freaks". Rap Radar. February 19, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "French Montana f. Nicki Minaj - "Freaks". HipHop DX. March 7, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "French Montana f/ DJ Khaled, Mavado, Rick Ross, Wale, and Nicki Minaj "Freaks (Remix)"". Complex. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – French Montana feat. Nicki Minaj – Freaks" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – French Montana – {{{song}}}" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  10. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  11. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  12. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 

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