Many rappers dream for hip-hop stardom, but very few succeed. Paterson, New Jersey rapper Willie Maxwell better known as Fetty Wap is special exemption.
Wap starting his career the old fashion rapper way of selling his music on the streets. From street hustling to now selling out shows across the country his hard work ethic started early and on a strong note. Racking up millions of plays for his music before it was officially published by any record label. His quick rise to the top is not accidental. Although he’s only been in the rap game for a short period of time Wap success is completely well-desired.
His uniqueness comes in different facets the first being his melodically minimalistic synths making his songs addictive listening pleasures. He’s also able to appeal to a different otherwise nontraditional rap audience. Young white kids are bumping his music in celebration ultimately proving music is blind. Fans gather to Wap for his playful lyrics and messages, when hip-hop heavyweights use rap as a platform to spread a message of truth, Wap uses his platform to entertain and have fun.
The summer of 2015 was the summer of Wap with hits like “My Way,” “Trap Queen,” “679,” and “RGF Island”. Strangely enough although he had released them years prior with the growing trend of music listening Wap’s music grew with it.
We were able to capture some epic moments last night of Wap’s while on his Chicago sold out show on his “Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Fetty Wap – Welcome to the Zoo”.
Double teaming the night with support from another hip-hop rising star Post Malone they gave the sold out House of Blues Chicago one incredible show. The Dallas “White Iverson” rapper helped in creating a adrenaline filled environment to bring in the sold out crowd.
Wap fans didn’t leave disappointed, although it’s safe to say many were disappointed when his set ended wanting it to last the whole night. Performing his top hits like “My Way”, “Trap Queen”, and “679” he made sure the crowd got there monies worth. Abruptly stopping his set to personally thank his fans for their support during his recovery from the motorcycle crash back in Sept. 2015 in New Jersey. He went on to revealed that it was his passion to performing and the love of his fans that got him though the pain, admittedly joking “I never even went to physical therapy, it was all you guys.”.
With another stellar show from Wap, Chicago fans were left wanting more from the 1738 rising heavyweight rapper.
Check out below our photos from Wap’s sold out show!