Sunday 7 June 2015

Pat Queen/Garetty Wap

Much like there are multiple different edits of Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid, Trap Queen is a song which exists in various incarnations: there's the O.G version uploaded to Soundcloud which is absent of Fetty Wap's rap verse and the closing monologue by his mate Nitt Da Gritt; there's the 1st retail version featuring Nitt Da Gritt's monologue but no Fetty verse; there's the video-turnt-2nd-retail version featuring the verse and the monologue; and there's at least 4 different remixes, including the UK mix with Azealia Banks which is probably some sort of punishment on this country for inflicting Ed Sheeran on the U.S.

While Peckinpah stans still can't agree on which of the current cuts of Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid is the best, you've gotta to be a right moron not to consider the 2nd incarnation of Trap Queen as the definitive one, even if it was Trap Queen mk 3 which ultimately became the all-conquering global hit. There's no cumbersome attempt at rapping by Fetty to kill your buzz, but you still get the pleasure of Nitt Da Gritt on his Don King type shit to end the song on a victorious high:

Fetty Wap - Trap Queen (2nd version)
(From the internet; 2014)

Basically, one love to all the true Trap Queen fans who copped their MP3 of it before mid-december 2014.


James said...

I hate that verse so cheers for this info haha

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

It used to bug that RGF Island got lost in all the post-Trap Queen songs 'cause it might be my favourite song by him.

Now I'd rather it remained a deep cut than hear it besmirched by verses from Drake or Azealia Banks or Fetty himself.

Anonymous said...

Nitt Da Gritt!!

Ruben said...

Hear this everywhere now.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I'm officially starting a campaign to get Trap Queen mk 2 recognised as the official version before it finally goes top 10 here next week.