With the highly anticipated Deadpool 2 gearing up for release this Friday (May 18), a loaded soundtrack will also release to coincide with the superhero film. The project’s second single premiered Tuesday (May 15) on Beats 1 as “Welcome to the Party” connects famed producer Diplo with French Montana, Lil Pump and Zhavia Ward, who you may recognize from FOX’s The Four.
French Montana sets the tone for the turn up on the uptempo track. He even compares the size of his cashflow to human behemoth and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. “Shawty bad, call it MJ Thriller/ Welcome to the party, sippin’ on the Act/Pull up in a ‘Rari, DJ bring it back/Fell in love with shawty, money like Shaq,” he raps to close out the opening verse.
Bursting with energy, Lil Pump injects himself into the midst of “Welcome to the Party” to keep the playful vibe going. The “Gucci Gang” artist rhymes about his newfound lavish lifestyle and money spending habits. “Drop 5 million on my crib, now Lil Pump is rich as shit, ooh/And I’m still on probation, pop a pill I feel amazing/You just bluffin’, you just hatin’/All these diamonds on me skatin,” Pump quips.
Diplo lays down a hard-hitting baseline with some help from Valentino Khan thats eerily reminiscent of Kanye West’s horn-laden “Blood On The Leaves” sonic. Zhavia contributes to the song’s tuneful chorus, balancing out the onset of chaos featured throughout “Welcome to the Party.”
The Deadpool 2 original soundtrack previously dropped off Celine Dion’s “Ashes” as its first single earlier in 2018 to much acclaim.
French Montana has kept busy this festival season and even brought out Lil Pump along with G-Eazy and ASAP Rocky for a loaded Coachella set to close down the festival’s last day (April 16).
Give “Welcome to the Party” a listen below. Deadpool 2 releases Friday (May 18).
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