Track Review | Fetty Wap, ‘Aye’
Fetty Wap misses the mark on “Aye,” one of several singles that finds the “Trap Queen” rapper struggling to find his niche.
Fetty Wap is attempting to make a comeback. Funny, considering he’s only been gone since his 2015 self-titled debut arrived. Since Fetty Wap, the melodic rapper has been unable to earn another hit. Likely, his new single, “Aye,” won’t help, unfortunately.
Being positive first, “Aye” has production working in its favor. While the production isn’t brand new, it fits the script of a ‘banger.’ Unfortunately, plenty of mediocre rappers have a superb producer on their side, but it doesn’t add profundity to the record itself. ‘Tis the case of “Aye.” Good production work with a dash of hardnosed-ness, but ultimately, lacks substance.
The main problem with “Aye” is Fetty Wap. Sure, this is his record, but what does he say that’s worth noting? Most of the first verse lazily begins with “ay,” followed by Fetty dropping totally flat, uninteresting rap clichés. Case in point:
“Ay, I was way smarter than that / Ay, I got way farther than n*ggas / Ay, I ain’t play cards with these n*ggas / Ay, I ain’t chil out, I ain’t take numbers, I ain’t play a part of these n*ggas.”
So, what’s the take away from the aforementioned? Nothing, essentially. Basically, Fetty Wap is flexing hard since he came up. The problem is, he sounds completely uninspired. Instead of rapping naturally, he’s forcing it, and the results are at best so-so.
Does Fetty Wap earn another hit with “Aye.” NO. Just NO. While it’s too early to call him a one-hit wonder (in regards to this self-titled album), he is going to have to step up his game. “Aye” is, hence, forgettable and shallow AF.