Known commonly as the rapper with one eye, Fetty Wap has become a household name over the last year. Within months of his first single, “Trap Queen” coming out in 2014 and making it to No. 2 on the charts in May 2015, Fetty began his rise to fame. He released his first album, which is self-titled as “Fetty Wap,” on September 25, 2015 on RGF Productions, and tracks from this album keep making their way onto mainstream radio and music.
Read Renee’s review of the album below.
“Fetty Wap” is an interesting album. Some people love it and some people hate it. Personally, I love it. I’ve been a Fetty Wap fan ever since “Trap Queen” came on the radio and I heard it all around town. The majority of his songs are upbeat and can make anyone think about getting up and dancing. Every song on this 20 track album is labeled “explicit” (pertaining to the very explicit language used in every song that debuts) and Fetty’s friend/colleague Monty is featured on 9 of the tracks. This album even hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200, and songs from it were on the list of Grammy nominations.
The album starts with one of Fetty’s most famous songs, “Trap Queen.” What a classic. If you went into a club, sat near someone with a stereo, or listened to the radio, you probably heard this song playing at some point in the last year. The comical lyrics matched with the fast beat create a song that is hard not to sing along to when hearing it come on. “I be in the kitchen cookin’ pies with my baby,” is one of the more comical lyrics in the song, enhancing the playful nature of the album.
Coming in as the third song on the album, “679” featuring Monty is another one you might have heard on the radio. This song also utilizes a fast paced beat, much like almost all of the songs on the album. The main theme points present in this song pertain to sex and pursuing a woman. “I’m like yeah she’s fine, wonder when she’ll be mine, she walk past like press rewind, see that ass one more time,” makes up the majority of the chorus in this song.
The eighth track on the album, “My Way” featuring Monty, would be considered Fetty Wap’s second most famous song. This song peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. Once again using a very upbeat tempo, this song calls for everyone to sing along. Using the same notes with different lyrics repeatedly, it’s not a very hard song to master. There was a version of the song that featured Drake that circled around that is not available on iTunes that gained a lot of attention, at least from the people that I was around when listening to this song.
Overall, this album is a great album to jam out to. If you’re feeling low and want to get up and shout some song lyrics or just feel like listening to an album full of upbeat, happy songs, then this is definitely the album for you. One thing to look out for on this album, most of the songs sound very similar and Fetty Wap is known to reuse certain lyrics in almost all of his songs (1738, remy boyz, Zoovier, etc.).
You can pick up Fetty Wap’s debut album on iTunes and even listen to his new single, “Make You Smile” featuring Bleek Blaze, which was just released on January 12, 2016.