Pop Smoke – Welcome To The Party
Released: Summer 2019
Sometimes there’s no good reasons why you like the things you like.
The lyrics in Welcome To The Party discuss drugs, violence and guns. On paper not for me. It’s not what I endorse at all. But the production changes all of that.
This isn’t a singing song, it’s a moving one. Take a listen and let me know what dance moves you come up with.
Avoid the remix as it adds nothing new to the song.
Update 19th February 2020
Today social media let me know Pop Smoke was killed in a home robbery.
Until now, I didn’t know anything about Pop Smoke, beyond the 3 singles I’d heard: Welcome To The Party, Dior, Christopher Walking) but 20 years old is too young to die.
I’m sure more details will be revealed shortly but the whys and wherefores, won’t bring back this talent now lost to the world
It is especially poignant as I was in the middle of reading On The Come Up, about a young skilled rapper trying to break out and become known. Reading more about the success and opportunities coming Pop Smoke’s way makes it even sadder.
Rest In Peace