Chart Mondays: French Montana Featuring Swae Lee - Unforgettable

May 15, 2017 Critic Jonni 1 Comments

Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee) - French Montana |

It's Chart Mondays again, and breaking up my Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Special is French Montana and Swae Lee with "Unforgettable". Once again the UK top 10 is open to my Chart Mondays review since Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber is number one with "Despacito (Remix)", which doesn't have a music video; annoyingly, the original does but that is illegible to chart since the remix is what propelled it to number one, even though in the iTunes chart both tracks are in the top 10. Regardless, it has allowed me to watch this incredible music video, which I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise. Watch French Montana and Swae Lee perform in Uganda with a bunch of kids who have the biggest smiles and can dance better than all of us in this music video for "Unforgettable".

French Monatana, real name Karim Kharbouch, has quickly become an established hip-hop artist. He first came to my attention when he collaborated with Miley Cyrus on her most-recent album, he later topped the UK charts as a featured singer on's "Feelin' Myself". Now he's made it all by himself, getting into the top ten with this song, which is actually really catchy. It's a collaboration with Swae Lee, real name Khalif Brown, who is mostly known for being in Rae Sremmund, who had a worldwide hit with "Black Beatles". Now, he's gone solo and he's doing an amazing job so far, especially featuring on this track and totally grabbing the spotlight in this music video. The song is currently at number eight in the UK; it was written by Karim Kharbouch, Khalif Brown, Michael L. Williams II, Christopher Washington, McCulloch Reid Sutphin, and Aujla Jagvir Singh.

Directed by Spliff TV & French Montana, the music video is a full-on performance piece, filmed in Kampala, Uganda. It's so endearing to see these children with massive smiles on their faces, dancing like they have no problems in their world.

As I previously mentioned, Swae Lee totally takes the spotlight in this music video, he exudes a confidence and a swag, totally stylish throughout out, the viewers are just drawn to him from the get-go; so much so that he makes this song look like his own. Regardless, French Montana gives as much as he can and doesn't fair too badly in the visual.

What really stands out are the kids, they know how to dance. Throughout, they're in-sync, totally nailing the choreography and dance sequences where they need to. It's so great to see them filled with so much joy in the video, especially since it's a place we don't hear from often, but we know that many African countries aren't doing so well.

Overall, kudos for French Montana truly showing Africa in a positive and energetic light. This is truly a remarkable and unforgettable music video, which definitely deserves the highest of ratings. It's one that will be embedded in my mind for years to come, and I will most definitely watch again and again.
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1 comment:

  1. Loving this totally. Already a huge fan of French montana and i dont just listen to his rap but also read about French Montana's early life.