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Lil Yachty’s ‘Poland’ is Hip-hop Diplomacy

The catchy hit hasn’t been out for long, but both the internet and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki can’t get enough of the Atlanta MC’s instant classic.

“Poland,” the latest single from Lil Yachty, was already inching near viral territory. Now, the rapper has an official invite to visit the namesake European nation at the request of its head of government. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Quality Control CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas posted a iMessage conversation with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki that includes what very much appears to be an invite to the 25-year-old to cross the Atlantic for a visit.

Check out the unexpected moment as clipped by HipHopDX:

“Thank you for the call,” Pee said, adding “Let’s make arrangements to get Mr. Yachty to [your] country to celebrate.”

As Prime Minister Morawiecki replied: “Will check the schedule and get back with you. Thank you for your time.”

Pee took a screenshot of his interaction with Morawiecki, sent it to Lil Boat, and after a quick Google search, Yachty quickly figured out the context behind their chat.

“Oh shit,” the Georgia native reacted, surely surprised that a 54-year-old former economist might also be a trap music enthusiast.

Call it hip-hop diplomacy. And in a world in which audience development can take an increasing number of forms that don’t necessarily depend on the music industry’s traditional distribution apparatus, curious connections like this can no longer be considered bizarre.

The song is catchy, sure, but it’s the hook social media can’t get enough of: Lil Yachty belts out “I took the Wooock to Poland,” which refers to Wockhardt, the Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company that manufactures promethazine-codeine syrup often used as the key ingredient in so-called purple drank. Shortly after the song was released, Lil Yachty dropped the visuals, which notably include the unmistakable purple potion being doused atop a map of Poland.

The 1:28 bop hasn’t hit the Billboard charts yet. But with an endorsement from one of Central Europe’s foremost political figures, don’t be shocked if it creeps into the Top 100 next week — both here and in the ol’ Rzeczpospolita Polska.

Of course, this all raises one final question: did Raúl Castro ever invite Camila Cabello to Havana?

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Vinciane Ngomsi
Vinciane Ngomsi
Vinciane Ngomsi is a Staff Writer at Boardroom. She began her career in sports journalism with bylines at SB Nation, USA Today and, most recently, Yahoo. She received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Truman State University and when she's not watching old clips of Serena Williams' best matches, she is likely perfecting her signature chocolate chip cookie recipe or preparing a traditional Cameroonian meal.