Rapper-singer Fetty Wap could be heard everywhere this year from “Trap Queen” to “My Way,” and now he is ready to come to Phoenix. On September 15, Fetty Wap will open for Chris Brown at US Airways Center.
The 25-year-old New Jersey native has gained popularity from some unlikely sources. Kansas City Royals players have made a pact and have to reference “1738” in interviews. The four numbers are a nod to rap collective Remy Boyz 1738, of which Wap is a member, and make for such fun interview quotes as, “You could name 17 to 38 plays we’ve made all year,” from Royals player Alex Gordon and team.
Not to mention NBA first-round picks (and apparent Cassanovas?), Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones used his lyrics to woo Kendall and Kylie Jenner on Twitter.
Wap’s rise in popularity came from his initial hit single, “Trap Queen,” which he says he knew would be a hit from the beginning.
“I heard the beat first, then I went in,” says Wap. “I knew ‘Trap Queen’ would be a hit. I wrote the hook first. I was just in a zone. The verses came after that.”
Wap is currently touring with Chris Brown across the nation and has also made guest appearances on other big shows this year, including recently performing a surprise duet of “Trap Queen” with Taylor Swift in Seattle for her 1989 tour.
Wap says he doesn’t believe his success is from doing anything different, just keeping things simple.
“I don’t think I’m really doing anything different,” Wap says. “I just make music that I like to hear and think people would like to turn up to. Some artists put [in]too much thought and overcomplicate things. It may sound crazy but I just keep it simple.”
Wap has released multiple hit singles without an album,but he is ready to deliver one soon. According to ABC News, Wap recently revealed his debut album will drop
Wap says to expect more of the same from his album.
“Expect to hear Fetty Wap,” Wap says. “More of what you’ve been hearing. Good music.”
Chris Brown w/Fetty Wap, Kid Ink,Omarion, Teyana Taylor, US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, 602.379.2000, Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, Tuesday, September 15, 7 p.m., $50-$580