Acknowledging god and giving back are becoming more common in hip hop than ever before. We got an exclusive first-hand look how hip hop superstar Fetty Wap is sharing the love with his own community.
“God blessed me to be a little fortunate now so I try, especially the main thing I try to do is give back to Paterson,” Fetty said.
He teamed up with the new Price Rite supermarket, the Gray Firm and RFG Productions to give more than 1,000 Paterson, New Jersey, families a very happy holiday weekend. He gave out $25 gift cards so they could make a nice Easter Sunday dinner, something he rarely had himself growing up.
“To be able to live a different lifestyle, it kind of just really empowered me to try to help as many people as I could,” Fetty said.
Hundreds of people waited on line for hours as much to be inspired by his success in defying the odds as to receive his generous gift.
“I got kids, too. To make people happy—that’s what I’m all about,” he said. “I try to do my best.”
The heart of hip hop has never been bigger, more spiritual, and more outspoken about god. In the video “God’s Plan,” Drake gives away nearly a million dollars to people in need. The song set a record for most streams of a single in a day—more than 18 million—and set off the God’s Plan Challenge.
“All over social media you could see fans literally tearing up, getting emotional and also being inspired,” music journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy said. “The God’s Plan Challenge was basically to do good deeds.”
Snoop Dogg’s first album was called “Doggy Style” and now some fans are crying “Holy hip hop!” over his latest work—a new No. 1 gospel album called “Bible of Love.”
Could Fetty have his own gospel album in the works? Anything is possible for this super-talented artist. For now, he is content to help others and accept dinner invitations.
“If I continue to be blessed, I’m going to always bless my city and make sure they got them plates for me,” he said. “Fetty Wap’s coming through—yeah, baby!”
FEATURED CAST: LISA EVERS, Host and Executive Producer, Street Soldiers https://twitter.com/lisaevers
FETTY WAP, Hip Hop Superstar https://twitter.com/fettywap
SOWMYA KRISHNAMURTHY, Music Journalist https://twitter.com/SowmyaK
OSWIN BENJAMIN, Hip Hop Artist https://twitter.com/OswinBenjamin
DAVID BANNER, Hip Hop Artist https://twitter.com/davidbanner