The New Jersey rapper is still working on his sophomore album
Fetty Wap has shared the video for ‘Wake Up’, in which he returns to Eastside High School, where he studied in New Jersey. You can watch the full video below.
‘Wake Up’ is the track Wap, real name Willie Maxwell II, dropped last month (April) shortly after his mixtape with Zoo Gang, ‘Zoo 16’, was released. At the time he revealed that he had commenced work on his sophomore album, but there is still no word on when that will see release.
When Wap first dropped the audio of ‘Wake Up’ onto SoundCloud, he posted an open letter to his fans on Instagram about the song. In it, he said, “This is for everyone that might not be in the top of their class or most popular but you still know where you’re headed, just riding on your own path.
“I can tell you from experience that if you really put your heart and effort into achieving your goals, you won’t walk away empty handed. You’ll make it.” You can see the full post below.
‘Zoo 16’ was the first release to come from Wap in 2016, which saw him unite with rappers Monty, Oskama, Guwii Kids, Khaos, PNB Rock, Blicky and more. Shortly after its release, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo shared an Instagram cover version of the New Jersey rapper’s 2015 hit ‘Trap Queen’.
In March a petition was also started to have Wap perform the song at Nancy Reagan’s funeral, to commemorate “the most famous Trap Queen in American history” because she was “married to the money and introduced America to the stove.”