Packers superfan Lil Wayne has released a remix of his “Green and Yellow” hype track ahead of the Packers’ playoff push and — no surprise — it slaps.
Lil Wayne originally released the song with the same title in 2011, days before Green Bay’s Super Bowl 45 matchup with the Steelers. In a moment of artistic appreciation — and gamesmanship — he sampled Pittsburgh fan Wiz Khalifa’s song “Black and Yellow” to make the track. Both teams used the respective tracks as their fight songs for the game, but it was the Packers who prevailed, 31-25, to win their first Super Bowl since the 1996 season.
The new rendition includes nods to several Packers legends and players on the team’s 2020 roster, including running back Aaron Jones, receiver Davante Adams, offensive lineman David Bakhtiari, tight end Robert Tonyan, linebackers Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith, safety Darnell Savage — even kicker Mason Crosby.
Lil Wayne also includes several references to quarterback Aaron Rodgers, including his ability to draw teams offside, his penchant for Hail Marys and the State Farm Rodgers Rate commercial.
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Here’s the song in all its cheesehead glory:
Lil Wayne discussed his production of the remix in a Friday episode of “Undisputed,” saying he spent three days on the song where normally it would take hours — a testament to his Packers fandom:
.@LilTunechi on the theme song he made for the Packers playoff run:
“I want them to hear it and be ready to run through a wall. Me and Coach Matt been cool. I put a lot of time into it. I worked on it for 3 days and I usually don’t do that.” pic.twitter.com/yd5IkvKSD0
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) January 15, 2021
Whether Rodgers and Co. can win another Super Bowl with the “Green and Yellow” song at their back remains to be seen. The Packers (13-3) are the top seed in the NFC playoffs and have the second-best odds (+500) to make Super Bowl 55. They only trail the 14-2 Chiefs (+190).
Green Bay begins its playoff push on Saturday against Jared Goff and the Rams at 4:35 p.m. ET on FOX.
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