Lil’ Wayne has joined the hundreds of YouTube superstars who have already remixed Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Black and Yellow,’ except he’s actually pretty good at it.
Weezy continues to baffle in the most refreshing way possible. Seriously, raise your hand if you knew Lil’ Wayne was a Green Bay Packers fan.
Okay, put your hands down. I’m sure a decent amount of Lil’ Wayne aficionados will tell me that F Baby’s sporting preferences are common knowledge. I’m sorry don’t make it a point of reference to remember what teams musicians root for.
But for the common man, it seems a little incongruous and hilarious that Wayne, born and raised in New Orleans, is a fan of the Green Bay Packers. The cities are separated by 1,127 miles, 1.1 million people, and about 25 degrees of average temperature. However, I’m not doubting his loyalty.
Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers adopted Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Black and Yellow’ as their unofficial anthem for the NFL season it has seemed as though his song has been stuck on repeat for the past five or so months, and mainstream radio DJs turned it up even louder during the playoffs.
Khalifa’s hit has been so popular that it’s spawned countless remixes, repping different colors, cities, and professional and college sports teams.
Let’s see, there’s been blue and red for the Giants, green and white for the Jets, red and blue for the University of Kansas, orange and navy for Auburn University, cream and crimson for Indiana University, and even blue and purple for the City of Toronto. And that’s just a sampling of the plethora of remixes, which range from decent to mildly entertaining to pitifully bad.
Needless to say, just about everyone thought this song’s potential had been maxed out for a while now, until Lil’ Wayne released ‘Green and Yellow’ this morning, reminding and enlightening that the New Orleans-born rapper is actually a cheesehead.
It’s nice to hear Lil’ Wayne’s raspy voice again, even if it is over today’s most overplayed and scarily inescapably catchy beat.
But now that he’s got this out of his system, can we finally retire this song?