Fetty Wap Details The Story Behind "Trap Queen" with #BeatsSXSW


Fetty Wap has been gaining momentum for months, as one of the faster rising artists in hip hop (and even sitting down with us to talk about that rise). From relative obscurity to the undeniable success of Trap Queen, the New Jersey rapper has a certified hit on his hands and is garnering co-signs from the likes of Kanye West and Rihanna.

Beats by Dre recently sat down with Fetty to get a little more insight into the making of the song.

According to the artist, it was four in the morning, he was sifting through beats, when the indisputably catchy tune of the RGF Productions' beat caught his ear. Genius strikes quickly and Fetty, who is not usually known for singing, began to freestyle the melody we've all come to love today. Throw in an aux cord, his manager and an impromptu live session and the rest is (as they say) history.