Welcome to the World (T.I. song)
|"Welcome to the World"|
|Song by T.I. featuring Kanye West and Kid Cudi|
|from the album No Mercy|
The track leaked online on November 22, 2010, within the same week that West's fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was released. T.I. was actually locked down in a federal prison at the time of this leak. In his appearance, West addresses rumours of being an Illuminati member when rapping: "People ask me shit about the Illuminati/First off, fuck that mean?/He loved Jesus when he he he was worse off, oh I see/When they think a nigga is stupid rich/People just start coming up with stupid shit".
HipHopDX received the song negatively, describing it as being: 'not nearly as cordial an introduction as the title suggests, as T.I. and Kanye West sound like they’re having a terrible day, and the listener is responsible and must bear the brunt of their respective wrath'. However, USA Today had a more positive reception towards "Welcome to the World", describing it as a track that: 'opens the album with T.I.'s characteristic swagger'.
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||17|
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