Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” Song Review || #ForTheRecord

Fetty Wap

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If you grew up anywhere in the suburbs, you might as well stop reading now. Wait. Don’t. But if you’re from the burbs, the true potential of Fetty Wap‘s “Trap Queen” just won’t shine—unless you’ve got a bando somewhere and you’re trapping with your gangster friends and trap-queen like girlfriend. Was that stereotypical?

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Inevitably, a catchy bridge and hook are what make this song everything it is. I won’t argue there, but let’s take into account the ballad-esque intro that brings the bridge to life. Off rip, the record provides comfort to the ears, and before you know it you’re bopping your head back and forth while you daydream of finding yourself a trap queen—or if anything like me, you’re reminiscing on the days when you were someone’s ‘trap queen.’ Once upon a time ago people…which probably explains my affinity for rugged love songs but that’s another story. 

Sonically, “Trap Queen” does everything it needs to do. Shout out to Tony Fadd on the production.

[Bridge]
I’m like “hey, what’s up, hello”
Seen yo pretty ass soon as you came in that door
I just wanna chill, got a sack for us to roll
Married to the money, introduced her to my stove
Showed her how to whip it, now she remixin’ for low
She my trap queen, let her hit the bando
We be countin’ up, watch how far them bands go
We just set a goal, talkin’ matchin’ Lambos
Got 50, 60 grand, 5 100 grams though
Man, I swear I love her how she work the damn pole
Hit the strip club, we be letting bands go
Everybody hating, we just call them fans though
In love with the money, I ain’t never letting go

This is it. This is where the daydreams come in.

[Hook x2]
And I get high with my baby
I just left the mall, I’m gettin’ fly with my baby, yeaaahhh
And I can ride with my baby
I be in the kitchen cookin’ pies with my baby, yeeaahhh

Now, before it sounds like I’m campaigning for Fetty and the Remy Boyz let’s get into the actual record; the breakdown, the dislikes, and finally its rating.

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As a Jersey native, I can understand Fetty’s ‘Rari’ and ‘mall’ references. Even in it’s most urban areas, most people have cars if not have a friend who’s got a car. Hitting the shopping malls is the norm in the Garden State. It’s an effortless past-time that often results in getting fly as Fetty refers to in the record. When there’s nothing else to do, no customers to sell dope to, and somewhere to go it’s the mall you turn you. And yes, band’s do exist in New Jersey.

Without a doubt, having a single verse on the record hurts Fetty’s credibility as an artist. “Where’s the rest of the song,” some might wonder—as did Justin D on this episode of For The Record.

To judge him as a lyricist or overall artist solely based on this track would be unfair, though it’s clear his rhyme schemes are very basic. But is there a need for anything other than simplicity within the record? Personally, I think not.

[Verse]
I hit the strip with my trap queen cause all we know is bands
I just might snatch up a ‘Rari and buy my boo a Lamb’
I might just snatch her a necklace, drop a couple on a ring
She ain’t wantin’ for nothin’ because I got her everything
It’s big Zoo Wap from the bando, without dinero can’t go
Remy boys got the stamp, though, count up hella, them bands though
How far can your bands go?
Fetty Wap I’m living fifty thousand K how I stand tho
If you checkin’ for my pockets I’m like

For those who don’t know, and may not have realized, the soundcloud version released to the public is actually marked “rough.” Initially “Trap Queen” was a freestyle, which might explain a very subpar outro that has nothing to do with the rest of the song’s context.

[Outro]
I be smoking dope and you know Backwoods what I roll
Remy Boy, Fetty eating shit up that’s fasho
Ill run in ya house, then I’ll fuck your ho
Cause Remy Boyz or nothin’, Re-Re-Remy Boyz or nothin’

Was the outro a part of the record? Or did he realize this thing might just go viral and shouting out the squad was necessary? Until we get some actual words with Fetty, we won’t know.

It’s easier for a male demographic to be more critical of the song while females, such as Ether Correspondent Asia and myself, eat it right up. Then again it is a record geared towards females. With that being said, it’s easy to say “Trap Queen” has done its job. Now, will it continue to work its way into and through the summer? The boys seem to think not, but I stand tall and argue otherwise.

Recently French Montana jumped on “Trap Queen” for its first official remix, and something tells me it might not be the last. There’s just way too much potential there. Let’s not forget about O.T. Genesis‘ infamous “Coco.” The track was remixed, and the video was rereleased with less “coco,” more mansions and fancy cars. I’m just saying…for the record.

*Ether Report Card – 7/10