Every Fetty Wap song sounds like a Fetty Wap song. More specifically, every song on Fetty Wap sounds like "Trap Queen," but most of them aren't as catchy as "Trap Queen." From a pacing perspective, this is bad; "Trap Queen" is the opening track and it is followed by a bloated set of 19 songs. It doesn't take long for all of the auto-tuned "yeahhhh baby" ad libs to blur together in a way that makes it difficult for me to recall almost any individual songs or standout moments.
Despite all of this... I sort of enjoyed listening to it? I guess that I shouldn't be too surprised. There have certainly been fun songs created in this auto-tuned, sing-rap mold before, including Young Thug's exuberantly goofy contribution to Jamie xx's album. It's easy to passively soak up the synths and potent choruses while not paying attention to the lyrics very closely. Not every album has to have the depth of To Pimp a Butterfly, after all.
The little bits of information that I know about Fetty Wap (real name: Willie Maxwell) also make his nearly unprecedented levels of success come across as a feel-good story. It's also a truly remarkable story, given that "Trap Queen" debuted on Fetty Wap's SoundCloud page just last year. This album definitely comes across the creative vision of Fetty Wap and his "Remy Boyz" squad, presenting a unique (albeit repetitive) sound that is untouched by any high profile producers or other notable rappers. To drive home his dedication to his friends, Fetty Wap repeatedly invites Remy Boyz rapper Monty on as a feature for nearly half of this album's songs. Monty isn't that great.
You know what would have a lot of potential? A release that's roughly half of the length as this one with significantly more varied production, as well as a guest roster that goes beyond nine Monty appearances. As a self-entitled consumer, I demand it!