Fetty Wap is coming home later this month to perform a free concert for 1,200 New Jersey high school students, NJ.com reports. Announced Monday by Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, the concert is a joint idea between Fetty and city officials in his hometown.
Students from eight schools will receive tickets, including Eastside High School, which Fetty attended before dropping out in the 10th grade. Tickets will be available on a first-come first-served basis, beginning Aug. 24 at Pennington Park. The show goes down Aug. 28 at Bauerle Field.
In roughly a year’s time, the 25-year-old Paterson native has turned into a major player in the rap game, recently becoming the first rapper in four years to snag two singles in the Billboard Hot 100. “The world is paying tribute to him, so why can’t we?” said Torres of Fetty.
The concert is “all about wishes coming true,” added Torres. “This is an urban rags-to-riches story. It doesn’t get better than this.”
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