Chicago Rapper, Montana of 300, Explains Significance of ‘May 20’ And Speaks of Music Background
Independent Chicago Artist Montana of 300 is best known for his rap style, incorporating trap, R&B, and drill beats, while also making remixes to hit songs that, like his originals, often include religious subtext. Montana’s YouTube presence has blown up, with his remixes of Dej Loaf’s “Try Me” and “Chiraq” to name a few. Often referred to as “Rap God,” Montana of 300 got his start back in 2008 when he named himself after the movie 300, adopting the movie’s underlying motif “No surrender, no retreat” as his own anthem.
In 2014, Montana released his first mixtape entitled, Cursed with a Blessing. It included popular songs such as "Ice Cream Truck" produced by Jay Storm, "Holy Ghost" produced by Daquan and "Fuck Her Brains Out" produced by Dami Tha Prince. In September 2015, Montana made a cameo appearance in the popular television show, Empire. His debut studio album, Fire in the Church, was released on May 20, 2016. The 18-track release, which only included features from his Fly Guy Entertainment labelmates and Kevin Gates, was lauded by XXL magazine for its "heat-seeking bars and thought-provoking metaphors.” Since releasing Fire in the Church, Montana has committed to releasing an album every year on May 20th. The significance of the date is unknown. His third album, Don't Doubt the God, was released on May 20, 2017, and his fourth album, Pray 4 the Devil, was released on May 20, 2018, and his fifth album, Views from the General's Helmet, was released on May 20, 2019.
Montana of 300 brings real lyricism, crazy creativity, and substance while keeping you hype. Known for his back-to-back flurries of mind-blowing metaphors, unforgettable quotes, inspirational stories of struggle and his aggression, Montana’s music is spreading fast, keeping the people talking and running to tell the next. Having gained over 35+ million YouTube views, he has proven time after time, that he can/will deliver and be effective every time. Being versatile and dropping hits like “Holy Ghost,” “Ice Cream Truck,” and “All I Ever Wanted,” he shows us that he’s way more than just another Chicago rapper.
Behind all the success, Montana of 300 has elevated into the industry by announcing his Fly Guy Entertainment Summer line (FGE). He is currently signed to his own record label known as 'Fly Guy Entertainment (FGE)' which consists of Montana, Talley Of 300, and Jalyn of FGE.
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