Album: Meet the Woo
Producer: 808MeloBeats

Pop Smoke’s “Welcome to the Party” is a chaotic track anchored by the Brooklyn rapper’s hauntingly deep voice and catchy ad-libs. The lyrics are sinister and violent, but full of one-liners that can easily double as Instagram captions. The song is so distinctly Brooklyn, thanks to Pop Smoke’s thick accent and a BK drill beat from producer 808MeloBeats, but he makes the most of his breakout moment to branches out far beyond his own borough. If “Welcome to the Party” wasn’t a staple on your house party playlist this year, was the function even poppin’? Jessica McKinney