Fetty Wap’s “Sweet Yamz” song, released for Thanksgiving, becomes a holiday sensation in prison

Snoop Dogg calls it song of the year.

Charlie Wilson just taped himself singing along for the TikTok crowd.

It might also be one of your favorite Thanksgiving pages.

Fetty Wap’s song “Sweet Yamz” (see lyric video below), released this week in time for the holiday, has received a lot of attention on social media.

The track, endowed with a smooth R&B sound, is actually a cover of “Yamz”, a 2021 song by Masego and Devin Morrison.

Fetty, born Willie Maxwell II, 31, rose to fame in 2015 with the hit “Trap Queen,” a Grammy-nominated catchy tune that peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

On November 22, Fetty sponsored a Thanksgiving food giveaway in Paterson in connection with the release of “Sweet Yamz,” but he couldn’t be there in person to give out turkeys.

The Paterson rapper and singer is currently jailed and faces five to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to a drug charge in August and saying he was conspiring to sell cocaine.

Fetty was arrested at Citi Field last year and pleaded not guilty when prosecutors charged him with conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances. He was one of six people charged in the case, allegedly part of a drug ring distributing heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and crack in New Jersey and Long Island.

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His bail was later revoked after he violated the terms of his pre-trial release and he was detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Police said he threatened to kill someone in a video call.

“I’m very grateful to my fans and community because without them I wouldn’t be where I am,” Fetty said in a statement for his Thanksgiving giveaway Sweet Yamz. “Giving something back, especially in my hometown, is very important to me, no matter what the circumstances. Even though I can’t be there in person, salute to each and every one of my fans, supporters and everyone who still rocks with me!”

Breaking through as an artist for the first time in 2015, Fetty quickly followed up his success with “Trap Queen” with two more hits from his self-titled debut album – “My Way” and “679”.

His first album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. After a string of mixtapes, he released his second album, The Butterfly Effect, in 2021.

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Amy Kuperinsky can be reached at [email protected] and followed by @AmyKup on twitter.