Fetty Wap surprised fans Monday night with a five-song EP neatly called For My Fans. The collection opens with the same sentiment. “I think I’m going to call project For My Fans,” he says over drowsy piano keys on freestyle “Ferrari music,” which samples Rick Ross’ “Aston Martin Music.” “I hope you guys f—ing like this.”
As if that wasn’t proof enough that the collection was really for his fans, the “Trap Queen” rapper, whose given name is Willie Maxwell, tells EW that he put the whole thing together in less than 12 hours, after deciding he needed to give Fetty Wap supporters a little present.
“I’m indebted to my fans,” he says over the phone from his New Jersey home. “The entire EP was recorded in my studio on Nov. 30. I woke up and I called my manager like, ‘I think Im going to drop something.'” He then assembled his team and members of the Zoo Gang to record.
“I called my engineer and I was like, ‘Let’s go to the studio,’ and it’s like 10:30 in the morning and he hadn’t even brushed his teeth. But we started recording at 1 p.m. and finished at 3:30 p.m. We dropped it at, what, like 9 p.m.? I promised my fans so I had to do it.”
The EP, which houses three freestyles and two original songs, has plenty of his signature “Ye-aaah baby” and “1738” shoutouts and is the second group of songs he’s released since his debut LP Fetty Wap hit No. 1 in October. Last month, he also dropped a collaborative mixtape Coke Zoo with French Montana.
But the 24-year-old rapper laughs when asked if there are any concrete plans to release more music before the end of the year, based on the breakneck pace he’s held since his smash single “Trap Queen” took over the airwaves this year.
“I just [record] when I get into that mood,” he says. “I get into that Fetty Wap mode.”
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