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Last summer, Fetty Wap uploaded "Trap Queen" to his Soundcloud account. His whiny, muffled lyrics over booming production spread like wild fire and became the go-to love song to for trap couples everywhere. Soon after, "Trap Queen" went from the streets of North Jersey to radio stations across the country. No promotion, no rollout, just word of mouth. That's the beauty of the era we find ourselves in where a link can change an artist's life and next thing you know, they have their own site where they're selling gear.
About a year and 21 million hits later, the Paterson, N.J. rapper finds himself with a deal and a performance with Kanye West to brag about. We spoke to Fetty about growing up in one of Jersey's roughest cities, his love for Gucci Mane, and what it was like performing with Kanye. Watch and find out Who Is Fetty Wap?
Angel Diaz is a staff writer for Complex Media. Follow him @ADiaz456.