Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)
|"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|
5:143:52 (clean version)
|Label||Atlantic, Lava, Top Dog|
|Writer(s)||Kid Rock Matthew Shafer, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland|
|Kid Rock singles chronology|
"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".
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.
A music video was created for the song; it shows Kid Rock hosting a pool party, then performing the song with his band.
"Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)" samples the following songs:
- "Free Your Mind" by The Politicians
- "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash
- "He Cuts So Fresh" by Marley Marl