Interview: Fetty Wap

From the interview archive.


What was your introduction to performing?
First time performing was in a marching band public school #6 “The Stallions” 

I understand your uncle made you practice diligently until you were able to perform with him in his church band. Did you immediately embrace the challenge or was it difficult to find motivation to practice at that time?

When you love something you just do it no motivation needed. 

If you had to start your music career over again, what would you have done differently, if anything? 

If I had to do it all again I would of started music earlier. 

Growing up you were often getting into brawls and fights, what kind of advice might you give your kids in similar circumstances?

Stand up for yourself.

It’s been 3 years since you recorded your breakthrough hit “Trap Queen.” Sum up the last 3 years in one word for us. 

Amazing.

Your live performances show you have incredible energy. How do you get in the right headspace before your concerts, do you have a pre-show ritual?

I pray.

You’ve called your music “ignorant r&b” – what do you mean by that?

“Trap & B” R&B with a hit of Trap.

You’ve been busy in the studio lately, who have you been working with, have you been doing a lot of collaborations? 

Yes, but I’ll keep that special for fans, just want them to know I’ve got something extremely “Lit” in store for them. 

You used to find your beats by searching online with Monty and rapping over available tracks, do you ever find yourself gravitating back to that to see what other lesser known producers are releasing under the radar?

I have a team of producers and I’m always open to hear up and coming producers.

Your friends say you like to surprise people, in fact Monty once called you the “Surprise King” – what’s the craziest thing you’ve done to surprise someone? 

I surprised my brother Monty with a i8, and it was paid for! Now it’s totally customized and you can’t mistake his at all. That’s because it’s his to do absolutely whatever he wants to do with it. 

You’ve turned into quite the businessman, between music, a mobile game and clothing line, what other ventures are you cooking up? 

I have a few more major ventures in the works, but it’s best I just keep them under wraps.

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