February 28, 2015

Superego Saturday: The Rise of Fetty Wap

Fresh off the streets of Paterson, NJ, Fetty Wap took the hip-hop game by storm when he dropped his monster hit "Trap Queen". Every industry rapper from French Montana to Quavo (from Migos) has been hopping on the song and doing remixes; but what is it about the song (and Fetty Wap) that makes it resonate with the hip-hop community so much?  Let's explore a few things about Fetty Wap.

Fetty Wap is in fact in tune with trapping in the streets of Paterson, NJ, and the song was inspired by a "Trap Queen" he had at the time.  The hook for the song is extremely catchy and when you add Fetty's unique auto-tuned singing, its a recipe for success.  Fetty's voice can be comparable to the ever so popular Young Thug (with less whininess and more bass).  

The hit record has been around for more than a year but it is just now starting to gain incredible recognition; Kanye West, Jay-z, and the Billboard charts are among these recognizers. Fetty Wap's infectious song resonates with males and females alike; dudes love a female that can hold them down, and what female doesn't like to be called a queen at what she does?  I can see this song only rising, and I can also see Fetty Wap and his group Remy Boyz only getting bigger. Be on the look out for him, check out this more recent song from him (possibly about his former Trap Queen). 1738 !!!