After making a guest appearance on Fetty Wap’s hot summer single “Birthday,” Monty made a bold statement to his fans that he was ready to get back into the game officially with the release of his single “Mission.” Today, he shows that he’s still on the same wave, despite not having released any new music since 2017’s “Monty Zoo II.” Directed by JR Saint, the clip for “Mission,” finds Monty enjoying the good life while reaffirm that his focus right now is music.
In 2015, following his success as part of the Remyboyz/1738 crew, Monty released his debut mixtape, “Monty Zoo – The Mixtape.”The music connected with the fans instantly: Monty Zoohas garnered nearly 1M plays on Soundcloud, with the project’s lead single “Not Poppin” accounting for 321,000 Soundcloud plays and another 1M on Spotify on it’s own.
A little over a year later, he followed the impressive debut with Monty Zoo II, tapping fellow buzzworthy newcomers A Boogie, Cassanova, Manolo Rose and PnB Rock, and of course Fetty Wap for features. The project was another streaming success, yielding a combined 5.4M Soundcloud plays and 2M plays on Spotify. “Once I realized that the music was there, but the business wasn’t there, I stopped releasing music and focused on fixing the business side of things,” he explains. “And I knew the first step had to be getting out of my production deal.”
Now, backed by a team of industry experts, Monty is ready to reconnect with his fans the best way he knows how: through his music. “I’m bringing back that turn-up vibe,” he explains. “Yeah, I wanted to make sure the lyrics were there and that there’s something on this project for everyone. But most importantly, I wanted to get back to the fun of it. Because I think we lost that for a minute.”