Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)

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"Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)"
Single by Kid Rock
from the album Devil Without a Cause
Released July 30, 1998
Recorded 1997 - 98
Genre Hip hop, rap rock
Length 5:14
Label Atlantic, Lava, Top Dog
Writer(s) Kid Rock Matthew Shafer, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland
Producer(s) Kid Rock
Kid Rock singles chronology
"Prodigal Son"
"Welcome 2 The Party (Ode 2 The Old School)"
"I Am the Bullgod"

"Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)" is the first single released by Kid Rock, from his fourth studio album Devil Without a Cause, his highest-selling album. The single was released on the July 30, 1998, three weeks before the album's release. "Welcome 2 the Party" failed to find success, and Devil Without a Cause did not gain significant attention until the release of its second single, "I Am the Bullgod".

On August 18, 1998, Atlantic released Kid Rock's Devil Without a Cause behind the single "Welcome 2 The Party (Ode 2 the Old School)" and Kid Rock went on the Vans Warped Tour to support the album.

Music video[edit]

A music video was created for the song; it shows Kid Rock hosting a pool party, then performing the song with his band.[1]


"Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)" samples the following songs: