Posted On 25 Sep 2015
Originally from New Jersey, Fetty Wap busted onto the music scene last year with his hit single ‘Trap Queen”. The single rose all the way to number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 just this past May. He followed this track up with “679” and “My Way”. TODAY, he released his debut full-length self-titled album via 300 Entertainment.
Learn more about this talented rapper in the following All Access interview with him:
Thanks so much for time today for this interview! So, what’s a typical day like for you lately?
I’m currently on tour with Chris Brown on the “One Hell of a Nite” tour. So my days are hectic with traveling and performing almost every night. It’s been cool though.
You’ve been on quite a wild ride this year! Have you been able to sit back and really soak it all in? If someone had told you a few years ago that your career was going to take off this way, would you have believed them?
Not really. I’m thankful for all the success that’s I’ve had this year so far. It’s all happened so quickly and nonstop but I wouldn’t change it.
How did you come up with your stage name? What other names were you considering?
Fetty came from.. loving money.. Wap came from my favorite rapper Gucci Mane “Guwop”.
Where did the inspiration for “Trap Queen” come from? For those that don’t know, what exactly is a “trap queen”? Did you know it was going to be a hit when you were first recording it in the studio?
The inspiration behind the song came from a girl I was dealing with at that time. Everyone has their own interpretation of what a “trap queen” is. For me, it came to be a single mother who is providing for her children to a young ambitious female or whatever a person thinks is his/her trap queen.
On “Trap Queen”, you sing for the first time. What was that like for you? Why did you decide to sing on that song?
It just kind of happened while in the studio recording with my engineer, Brian “Peoples” Garcia.
What do you think of rap music today? What rappers or musicians in general have been consistently inspiring you through the years?
Everyone knows that Gucci Mane is my biggest inspiration.
Are there any artists that you would love to work with in the future?
Has being a father affected your music at all? What about your lyrics? Do you allow your son and daughter to listen to your music now?
Being a father just gives me motivation everyday for my children. My son knows certain songs.
What message do you hope listeners take away from your music?
I hope my listeners have fun when they hear my music, life’s too short.
I just want to thank all my fans for rocking with me since day one. If it wasn’t for them, there would be no Fetty Wap.