On “Mona Lisa,” Fetty Wap reflects on his life before fame.
From his latest album, “Butterfly Effect,” the “Trap Queen” rapper delivers an introspective track.
When Fetty Wap first came out in 2015, his songs sounded remarkably similar. (Which wasn’t necessarily a terrible thing.)
Despite the commercial success of “Trap Queen,” “679,” “Again,” and a few other tracks on Fetty Wap’s self-titled album, each tune seemed to pay homage to, or share common threads with, each of the New Jersey rapper’s most popular singles.
Six years later, things have changed dramatically.
Fetty Wap is back with a completely new vibe on his new album, Butterfly Effect, and on an album without a single feature, the 30-year-old hitmaker charged himself with carrying a full project on his own.
Fetty recalls a period before fame, when he didn’t have the “home or the pool,” but did have his beloved spouse at his side. Fetty spits in a tone closer to his speaking voice than the one that garnered him four top-ten Billboard Hot 100 records, rapping over a muted instrumental.
The Butterfly Effect narrates the narrative of Fetty’s metamorphosis from a mid-twenties rap sensation to the man he is today, and “Mona Lisa” may be the clearest example of that transformation in displaying gratitude for the woman who kept him down when he didn’t have the fame and wealth.
When I die, they gon’ bury me under the city
Just make sure, when I go, that you’re f*ckin’ with me
My baby is a shooter got a hand on the blicky
She know I’m a legend ain’t no n***a f*ckin with me