Fetty Wap isn’t afraid of busting out a serenade if need be. Granted, the content is hardly equivalent to the romantic poets of yore. Still, the sentiment is there. While SZA’s “The Weekend” has emerged as a sort of “side-chick anthem,” Fetty Wap takes the concept and runs with it. Opting for the vocoder approach, Fetty channels the late Roger Troutman with a hypnotic ode to the art of the lustful tryst. And while the song has no shortage of pornographic imagery, there is an sense of intimacy behind it all; Fetty might not be supposed to call you during the week, but on the weekend, you know he cares.
While few can match the emotional heights of SZA’s breakout hit, many have come through with viable efforts. It’s certainly an interesting look for the New Jersey rapper, who has certainly lived up to his self-styled label of “ignorant RnB.”