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


3:52 (clean version)
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 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.

The clean version of the song removes both interludes, as well as the second verse and outro, and also alters most lyrics in the final verse.

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: