Fetty Wap
Fetty Wap


3.0
good

Review

by Trevor James USER (24 Reviews)
January 24th, 2016 | 42 replies


Release Date: 09/25/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "He playing Batman, Fetty's gon' rob him, ay"

When "Trap Queen" first hit the airwaves in late 2014, the man who called himself Fetty Wap seemed destined for obscurity. Despite the song’s undeniable infectiousness, Fetty himself had no extraordinary qualities to speak of, save perhaps for his bizarre obsession with the number 1738. As "Trap Queen" was a standalone single, Fetty and his label had nothing to follow it up with, seemingly cementing his status as a one-and-done novelty act.

But in the summer of 2015, 6 months after the release of "Trap Queen" (an eternity as far as pop music is concerned), Fetty Wap returned with “679”. Impossibly, it was a huge hit as well, and very likely an even better song. At this point, knowing they had something potentially big on their hands, 300 Entertainment frantically began putting together an album and releasing singles, hoping to capitalize on the buzz before Fetty was evacuated from the public consciousness for good. The result of that mad dash to the recording studio was Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut, released less than a year after Trap Queen first entered the public consciousness.

The very first thing any listener will notice is that the man simply has a knack for crafting terrific hooks. They’re certainly not Shakespearian poetry, no, but tracks like the aforementioned “679” boast fantastic hooks that more than make up for the (expected) lack of lyrical depth. Even with that being said, though, Fetty’s lyrics could be far worse. Despite often appearing sleazy and overtly sexual in nature, rarely do the lyrics ever come across as anything to be taken seriously, much less offended by. Hell, Fetty Wap can occasionally seem genuinely charming in his odd sort of way, with “Trap Queen” being a perfect example of that. Sure, it’s essentially a song about cooking crack, but Fetty does seem to feel genuine affection for his titular “trap queen.”

Unfortunately, it’s not all smooth sailing, as the second thing the listener will notice is the fact that the album is over an hour long, clocking in at a completely excessive 64 minutes and spanning 17 individual tracks. And that’s just the standard version; the deluxe edition spans a ludicrous 76 minutes. No pop rap album, much less a debut, should come anywhere near an hour in length. The fact that this fate befell a record that was seemingly rushed to shelves is bizarre enough, but the fact that someone actually thought a performer like Fetty Wap would benefit from such excess is incomprehensible.

Further problems arise from the fact that when an album’s appeal falls solely on its choruses, just a few sub-par performances in that regard can be an issue of significant consequence. And, given its bloated length, it’s no surprise that the album in question has several duds. “Jugg,” though moderately catchy, is essentially a lesser version of “My Way.” The poorly-titled “Trap Luv” falls flat as well, and the latter half of the album as a whole is noticeably weaker than its front.

The lyrics are often completely asinine, Fetty himself can’t really sing to save his life, and the damned thing is 64 minutes long. While any one of these facts should be enough to sink the album entirely, I would be lying by claiming that listening to Fetty Wap’s debut album was anything less than an enjoyable experience. No, I don’t feel as if my life was changed in any way by its existence, but pop rap is by no means a genre that requires any sort of substance or emotional depth. It’s a style of music based almost entirely off of catchy hooks, and by that standard both Fetty Wap the performer and Fetty Wap the album succeed.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Ebola
January 24th 2016


3343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Wrote this in like an hour out of procrastination, tell me if I made some sort of embarrassing grammatical or formatting error.

Was pretty damn hard getting through an entire review without making some sort of reference to "yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa," but I'm quite proud of myself for holding back.

Constructive criticism welcome, as always!

oltnabrick
January 24th 2016


36192 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

he should have put Spaceship on here, its such a good song.

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RadicalEd
January 24th 2016


9393 Comments


no/10

(review is fine)

Gwyn.
January 24th 2016


17162 Comments


People who don't like Trap Queen are bad people.

Besides 1 or 2 more tracks the rest of the album ain't all that though. Good review, I also agree it's way too long.

Tunaboy45
January 24th 2016


16583 Comments


I don't understand the love he gets from some people, his voice just grinds on me.
Review is fine, pos.

Hurricanslash
January 24th 2016


1830 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Dem hooks though.



Fetty might just be one of the most humble and nice people in the game right now, which makes me really happy. Also this album makes me really happy, I don't know why. I agree, it's WAY too long, and also it got way too many features by his buddy Monty, but it's fine in my book. Objectively this is a 3.



Also, am I the only one who thinks that Trap Luv goes hard AF? Noone else seems to like it.

Ebola
January 24th 2016


3343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I can completely understand why someone would like this album as much as you do. It's a legitimately happy record in a genre that's recently been filled with a bunch of dark, ugly trap beats and misogyny. And I actually liked most of Monty's featured verses, he's relatively decent and can occasionally be pretty amusing.

Strider
January 24th 2016


4699 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is exactly how I felt about the album. Great review man.



Also, "Time" and "Again" are lit as fuck.

Hurricanslash
January 24th 2016


1830 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

She's like: "Monty can you be my baby daddy?", I'm like "Yeah"

Cygnatti
January 24th 2016


32637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

yeah fetty has a way with melodies somehow. trap queen and 679 go hard. come my way is funny af.

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stygende
January 24th 2016


4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is homogenous as fuck but also so infectiously hooky its forgivable

Ebola
January 24th 2016


3343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

679 is easily the best thing on here. It's probably my favorite pop song of 2015 tbh

Gwyn.
January 24th 2016


17162 Comments


Trap Queen destroys 679 tbch

679's hook is honestly one of the least memorable which is disappointing cuz the beat is cool

Ebola
January 24th 2016


3343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

SHE WALK BY I PRESS REWIND

TO SEE DAT ASS ONE MORE TIME





Cygnatti
January 24th 2016


32637 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

funny enough trap queen barely has any rap and 679 doesn't have a trap beat.

AND I GOT THIS SODAH

REMY BOIZ AIN'T KNOW US

RosaParks
January 24th 2016


564 Comments


679 is one of the worst things i've ever heard tbh

Hurricanslash
January 24th 2016


1830 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

That's because you a fuccboi without a soul.

RosaParks
January 24th 2016


564 Comments


the beat sucks the vocals are awful and the lyrics are....well u know man

Tyler.
January 24th 2016


15442 Comments


song is a jam and a half

RosaParks
January 24th 2016


564 Comments


to be a fuccboi one must pretend to enjoy this



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