“Yo, this n-gga Fetty Wap got song of the year right now,” Snoop said in the clip while bumping the track in the studio. “This shit bangs like a mudhafucka! I don’t know if it’s for Thanksgiving. Fetty Wap, you got one with this, nephew.”
Snoop then sang along and danced to the record while puffing on a butt. Fetty Wap welcomed Uncle Snoop’s praise by resharing the video on his Instagram stories.
Released on November 18th – just in time for Thanksgiving — “Sweet Yamz” is a feel-good anthem that pairs Fetty Wap’s signature melodic crooning with sunny, ’80s-inspired production. “Can I come to the yams? / Sweet yams / Show me the way / Cause I’ve got bills to pay,” he sings on the short but sweet number.
“Sweet Yamz” is actually a remake of Masego and Devin Morrison’s “Yamz,” which dropped last year around Thanksgiving. “I really connected with the original song from the first time I heard it earlier this year,” Fetty explained. “It makes me think of one of my favorite cities, Miami. I knew right away I wanted to flip it and had to do a Zoomix!”
Snoop Dogg isn’t the only rapper to have “Sweet Yamz” in rotation; his Mac & Devin are in high school team player Wiz Khalifa was also seen grooving to the song on Instagram Live earlier this month.
— DJLouieStylesTV (@DJLouieStylesTV) November 20, 2022
However, Masego and Devin Morrison’s original is not without its famous fans. On Tuesday (November 22), Masego tweeted a video of the legendary Charlie Wilson performing his own rendition of the song, complete with his trademark “oooh-wee!” ad libitum.
Charlie Wilson! 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/gG5fhXAyv2
— Maségo (@UncleSego) 22 November 2022
Snoop Dogg’s high praise may help lift Fetty Wap’s spirits this holiday season, as the rapper is currently behind bars for pleads guilty to federal drug charges.
The 31-year-old was arrested in October 2021 as part of a multi-million dollar drug bust in which the FBI seized $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilos of cocaine, two kilos of heroin and fentanyl pills along with an assortment of weapons.
Fetty is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 18 and risks a minimum of five years in prison.
Listen to the Snoop Dogg-approved “Sweet Yamz” in full below: