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Mayor Torres Gives Fetty Wap Key to the City of Paterson

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Montville's Zach Matari performs at the Fetty Wap free Back to School concert held in Paterson, NJ Credits: Javier Cabrera
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Paterson Mayor Jose 'joey' Torres presents Key to the City to Fetty Wap Credits: Javier Cabrera
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Fetty Wap and his Squad! during the concert. Credits: Javier Cabrera
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Rapper French Montana during surprise appearance at Fetty Wap's concert. Credits: Javier Cabrera
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Fetty Wap at start of his concert in Paterson's Bauerle's Field. Credits: Javier Cabrera
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13-year-old performer Liam Lis presents $5,000 donation to Paterson's Recreation Department. Credits: Javier Cabrera
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Patersonian rapper, Mike Hardy during his performance at Back to School Concert for local High School students. Credits: Javier Cabrera
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Bauerle's Field fully packed stands with Paterson's High School students during Back to School Concert. Credits: Javier Cabrera
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Mayor Torres sending free t-shirts to attending High School students prior to start of Back to School Concert. Credits: Javier Cabrera
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PATERSON, NJ - Patersonian rapper, Fetty Wap expressed delight that close to 1200 high school students attended the 2015 Back-to-School Concert at Bauerle's Field in Paterson Thursday night.

Mayor Jose 'joey' Torres acknowledging Fetty Wap by his real name, Willie Maxwell, presented the Key to the City of Paterson and read a proclamation wishing success and happiness to the rapper.

"Thank you for believing in me and supporting me from the start," said the double platinum recording artist who candidly admitted, "I performed in front of 60,000 people and is the first time I'm nervous."

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Fellow rapper, French Montana made a surprising appearance to the joy of all students.

Other native Patersonian performers including Mike Hardy, Zach Matari and Tapya, as well as female sensation Inas X from Brooklyn and several DJs, showcased their talents to the young audience.

Liam Lis, a 13-year-old artist and his manager-producer, Mongo Slade presented to Mayor Torres a $5,000 check as donation to the City's Recreation Department.

Students were remarkably well behaved during the entire concert, patiently waiting for the start of the show for more than an hour and close to three hours for the main headliner to initiate his show.

Free give aways as well as book bags and school supplies were distributed after the concert to all attendees.

 

 

 

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