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."
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.