The Super Bowl is on everybody’s lips these week, and that includes rapper Lil Wayne, who has just released a Super Bowl inspired freestyle by the name of ‘Green and Yellow’. Wayne alters the lyrics to Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Black and Yellow’ and turns it into a fight song (or rap) for his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers. The song is actually really well done, with some very clever lyrics that are sure to get Steelers fans in a huff, although Wayne does point out several times that he isn’t trying to diss anyone.
Wayne makes it clear that his support is wholeheartedly with Green Bay, and that he is a proud ‘cheesehead’. There are some pretty clever lines, and he is able to name drop specific players and instances that indicates that Wayne is a legitimate football fan and not just trying to capitalize on the game’s hype. Wayne documents the Packers’ path to the Super Bowl in one of the best stanzas of the freestyle: “We knocked the Eagles and the Falcons and the Bears off/Now we ’bout to cut Troy Polamalu hair off”. Wayne takes another shot at the Steelers and their formidable defense by asking “Steel Curtain/What is that, velvet?”
For the most part, Wayne has some light hearted fun and manages to take an immensely overplayed and annoying song and make it clever, likable and topical. While one shudders to think at the reaction Wayne may get at this next show in Pittsburgh, you can be sure that his record sales will see a boom in the Wisconsin area. It’s always entertaining to see celebrities get involved and take sides for big sporting events, and Wayne is just another in a line to pick a team to cheer for. Of course, most celebrities don’t go out and record a song to show their support, but then again, most celebrities are not like Lil Wayne.
Wayne is a true fan of Green Bay, and when he raps “Representin’ for my team/I’m in green and yellow”, its not hard to picture him with an Aaron Rodgers jersey and a foam cheese on his head. I think we all know what Lil Wayne will be doing come this Sunday evening.