By Renee Martin
Jumping into the Billboard top charts within three weeks of its release, Trap Queen by Fetty Wap is an instant hit. What exactly makes it such a hit though?
Fetty Wap is a rapper, but on this single he decided that he wanted to sing. In response to a Billboard interview on why he decided to sing he said, “I was anxious to do it, really. I just wanted to do something different. Everybody was rapping. Everybody wants to be a rapper so I did something different. I started singing. But I ain’t want to be a singer, so I did my own thing.”
He went from an unknown artist to one supported and liked by fellow artists Kanye West and Rihanna in a matter of a few months all because of Trap Queen, a song that begs to be remixed and played at clubs. The three minute and forty-seven second song has repeating verses and bridges so that you’re really only hearing three different chunks of song over and over until the song ends. Although the beginning of the bridge is very catchy (I’m like, “hey what’s up, hello.”) the rest of the bridge is very long and is repeated in the song perhaps too many times. The hook is very daydreamy and depends on a “O” rhyme which gives it an easy sing along vibe, which is probably what makes it so popular. The most intriguing part about the hook is when it says, “We just set a goal, talkin’ matchin’ Lambos”. That lyric, of course, is saying that Fetty Wap is going to get him and his Trap Queen matching Lamborghinis.
Perhaps with this kind of instant success and with his mixtape expected to drop in late 2015, Fetty Wap really will be able to buy two Lambos.