“A Lie” is a song recorded by Moroccan-American rapper French Montana featuring Canadian singer The Weeknd and American rapper Max B.
The song was written by French, The Weeknd, Rory Quigley, Jason Quenneville, Danny Schofield, Charly Wingate, Matt Carillo, Fred Lowinger, Russ Mitkowski and Matthew Quenones, while the production was handled by Harry Fraud, DaHeala, DannyBoyStyles and Masar.
The song was serviced to rhythmic radio on August 15, 2017, as the album’s third single. The single peaked at number 75 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The story behind the “A Lie” record started in 2009 when audio engineer Masar recorded the Max B verse in his home studio. Unfortunately, due to Max B incarceration, the song was never released and therefore was kept by Masar for almost 8 years with the clear understanding that one day this gem will be handed to the right people to finally give his brother Max B the exposure that he deserves as the instigator of the wave culture.
In 2015 Harry Fraud & Masar decided to collaborate on a few Max B tracks using some unreleased/rare recording that was kept by Masar. A few studio sessions were scheduled at the Surf School facility and the outcome was very fruitful.
One song titled “Paid For” with Chinx ended up on French Montana second album “MC4” and another one titled “A Lie” featuring The Weeknd has been included in French Montana third album “Jungle Rules.
The music video for “A Lie” premiered on July 14, 2017 on French Montana’s Vevo account on YouTube. The video was shot in New York City, New York and was directed by French Montana and Spiff TV with cameos done by Belly and Nav. The music video has surpassed over 20 million views on YouTube.