Atlanta mumble rapper Lil Yachty is back with a new track, but this one has turned heads for its highly unusual sound and lyrical content. Originally leaked as a snippet of unofficial audio, after the snippet went viral on TikTok, the rapper decided to make an impromptu release.
The track, entitled ‘Poland’, has been described by many as a song you shouldn’t listen to because it’s rubbish but so catchy you will be humming the tune all day long. Following its initial leak this week, Yachty shared the new song on SoundCloud, where it quickly went viral.
The song is, in fact, so catchy, Yachty has received acclaim from other rappers, including Denzel Curry and Wiz Khalifa. The song’s now-famous chorus, “I took the Wock to Poland”, has especially turned the heads of Yachty’s Polish fans, where the song is a big hit.
Poland’s lyrics are a little concerning, defined by some publications as a synthpop-trap anthem about lean. The song’s meaning is unknown to many. However, those who are aware of Atlanta slang terms will know “Wock” as slang for lean made with promethazine-codeine cough syrup manufactured by the Wockhardt company.
Taking the “Wock to Poland” undoubtedly means drinking the lean until he somehow (in his head) ended up in Poland; why Poland is anyone’s guess. Like many of Yachty’s early material, the song is catchy and delivered at an unbelievably high pitch. It also follows that same cold theme as his early tracks, such as ‘Minnesota’.
Originally accompanied by an unofficial video posted to the rapper’s channel, which featured what seemed to be footage of the rapper just walking on the streets of London, that has since been deleted and has been replaced with the official video, which is on the ‘Lyrical Lemonade’ channel. Cole Bennett directed the music video, a director who Yachty has worked extensively with.
The song is also available across all streaming platforms. You can watch the official music video for ‘Poland’ below.