Rapper French Montana signs with Bad Boy and Epic Records

ATLANTA – Rapper French Montana has signed with Bad Boy Entertainment and Epic Records, the music companies told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The move means the rapper has left Interscope Records, but will remain under Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ Bad Boy imprint.

Combs is the founder of Bad Boy Entertainment and L.A. Reid is chairman and CEO of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Last year, both companies signed a deal to partner with each other so Epic could provide Bad Boy music artists with promotion, marketing, sales and distribution.

While Montana debuts his new venture with Bad Boy and Epic, he’ll be doing the same with his new video, “Figure It Out,” featuring Kanye West and Nas.