Fetty Wap Has Three Songs in the Billboard Top 20
If you told a rap fan five years ago that this summer's charts would be a one-eyed wonder from New Jersey who sounds like he's from Atlanta, they'd probably be taken aback. Then again, 1995's version of the same fan might scoff at the notion that a bleached-blonde, white-skinned MC from Detroit would become one of the biggest stars in the genre's history. At the time of this writing, 2015 XXL Freshman Fetty Wap has three songs in the top 20 of Billboard's Hot 100 chart: "My Way" and the immortal "Trap Queen" in the top ten, and "679" in the 18 slot. This is the first time since 2013 a male rapper has accomplished the feat; two years ago, it was Eminem with "Rap God," "Berzerk" and the Rihanna-featuring "Monster," all singles from his seventh solo album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Fetty is the first male rapper to have concurrent top ten singles since Lil Wayne did t in 2011.
Though it was released last year, "Trap Queen" picked up steam in 2015, becoming a Vine sensation and inspiring a series of tributes. (Just yesterday, word got out about Kate Hudson dancing to it on Instagram with her son.) Unlike most other Freshmen, Fetty has yet to drop a breakthrough mixtape, though his Soundcloud is updated at a dizzying rate. Most recently, he has collaborated with his classmate, DC upstart Shy Glizzy. Those two teamed up with Detroit songstress DeJ Loaf for their roundtable segment, which you can watch below: