Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke has been making waves with his drill single “Welcome to the Party,” the low-key official New York party song of summer 2019. The song went to another level last night (July 31, 201) at a Tidal-sponsored event at SNS Bar in Manhattan where Smoke, who was celebrating his birthday, and DJ Boof debuted a remix featuring Nicki Minaj and YG.
Playing against Smoke’s low-key-menacing delivery, Minaj’s dipped into her rapid-fire bag with closing bars, “Yo Pop, who the fuck want smoke?” that had the crowd roaring.
Given the song’s status as a hometown favorite with sky-high potential (Cardi B put shine on it on Instagram Live back in June 2019), landing an official remix for Minaj is a nice feather in her cap and yet another indicator that the hate train that plagued her all last year is running out of steam.
Check out the remix below along with the visual for the song below.