"It's big ZooWap from the bando, remind me where I can't go"
I could use an app to explain the references for virtually every lyric of this song.
Rembert Browne from Grantland did a beautiful job breaking down the song for us at the beginning of summer. He writes, "There’s a palpable confusion surrounding this song, largely based on the question “Why can I not stop listening?” I’ve been there, and chances are you’re there too. So let’s figure it out."
Obviously he was in my head. I could copy and paste many other lines from his deep analysis, but then we'd be bordering on plagiarism. I'll settle for this:
"If you’re in a crowd, you’ll want to look right at someone and rap it to them. This person will mostly likely be rapping it right back at you — a trend that can continue for the rest of the verse."
Now, I imagine you're wondering why I'm 4+ months late in celebrating Fetty, as he should absolutely be adulated. That reason is threefold:
1) I'm consistently behind on trends. This is fact. Example a) I have sandals from 5th grade that I still wear. Often. They fit and I like them and that is that.
|Shout out to my grandma, for passing on the Hartzog feet.|
|Enjoy the glamour shot.|
Oh, you can't tell my hair is colored? That's because I was chicken and went for only the most subtle lightening of color. Behind trend? I rest my case.
2) Taylor Swift brought Fetty Wap out in concert recently, and it bummed me out considerably.
Don't get me wrong-- this is not generic hating of Taylor Swift. I kinda think it's amazing the way she's taken over the world.
I just question how big the overlap is in the Venn diagram of her and Fetty Wap's fan demographics. I don't think I want that overlap to be very large.
(Semi related: here's a think piece regarding her potential disingenuousness that hits the nail squarely on the head for me.)
I was turned off of his brand for a moment, but I've since recovered.
And finally, reason 3) The whole reason I started this post. THIS GUY IS AMAZING. I officially declare that I want the violin version of Trap Queen played at my wedding. Like, in the church, at the ceremony, Trap Queen will be played. Maybe when I walk in, I don't know. I've got time to figure it out. I'll keep you updated.
It's so beautiful. I might cry now. (She says as she hits play on the YouTube video for a third time..)
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