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French Montana's inspiration for new documentary took him out of a 'dark hole'

The rapper went to Uganda for ‘Project Unforgettable’

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In some ways, French Montana’s new documentary Project Unforgettable is about how the rapper fell in love with music again. As he tells host Lola Ogunnaike in a new episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, Montana had fallen out of love with music recently after losing two of his close friends and collaborators to prison and death.

“I was just in a dark hole, I didn’t have any motivation,” Montana said. “I was making music, but it didn’t feel the same. Then I just saw these kids and came up with this new music that took me out of my black hole, refreshed my lungs.”

While surfing YouTube one night listening to African music, Montana found videos by the Triplets Ghetto Kids, a group of Ugandan children with a fresh, energetic dance style. Their videos inspired Montana to visit Uganda, where he found the Triplet Ghetto Kids, teaming up with them for the new video for his song “Unforgettable” and recording their stories in documentary form.

Watch the clip above.