Trap music sensation Fetty Wap has announced a new national tour, and to help people get into the holiday spirit, he’s also released a new Christmas single.
The song, called Merry Xmas, features Monty and was produced by AceSwagBeats. A quickly thrown-together jam featuring a holiday bell-esq intro, the song showcases re-purposed lyrics from Mariah Carey’s seasonal hit All I Want For Christmas Is You which, coincidentally, was recently toppled as the most popular retail holiday jingle by The Shins.
More slapstick than serious jam, Merry Xmas fits the rapper’s normal nonchalant style. Fetty Wap is famous for recording and releasing new material on the fly, once putting out a new EP just 12 hours after he announced he was first entering the studio.
A 24 year-old musician from Paterson, NJ, Fetty Wap rose to fame with his 2014 hit Trap Queen, an upbeat trap song about a beautiful girlfriend he labels his “trap queen.” The song eventually rose to the number two spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. A still up-and-coming hip-hop artist, the rapper was named to XXL Magazine’s prestigious Freshman Class this year, as well as being named Spin Magazine’s 2015 Rookie of the Year. The rapper’s style is modeled off of Southern hip-hop stars like Gucci Mane and Future.
With lyrics like “I said all I want for Christmas/Hold up, let’s check my wishlist/Giving you something different/I’m where they say he isn’t,” Merry Xmas is a funny new holiday jam, offering some respite for those who are sick of more played out Christmas numbers. If nothing else, it’s at least an interesting talking point at your holiday party.
Such prolific — if sometimes purposefully comedic — output from any rapper is a good sign, especially from such a new and sought-after artist. Who knows, perhaps fans will get a new seasonal jam in time for Easter.
The rapper’s national tour will span February and March of next year, and will feature performances by Monty and Post Malone.