Fetty Wap’s success is a beautiful thing, because his music was pop-oriented before a label ever interfered. Moreover, people thought he was a one-hit wonder after “Trap Queen,” but it didn’t take any celeb stimulus package to make “679” take off. Its bubblegum bounce is so naturally infectious you look stupid if you’re not dancing to it.
“679” was uploaded to SoundCloud on June 7, 2014, and the song gained steam on its own merits. Fetty’s takeover of the airwaves was a result of an insular group of people—New Jersey’s own RGF Productions—making music that they loved. Fetty has always sung with soul. Now the world loves him for it.