Lil Wayne’s “Green & Yellow” Is The Best Sports Team Anthem Ever
There’s been an influx of stories dropping recently about anthems created specifically for sports teams. Thanks to the massive success of Wiz Khalifa‘s “Black & Yellow”—not to mention the success of the Pittsburgh Steelers—everyone wants to take a look back at the best (and worst!) team anthems of all-time right now. (For the record, I am not exempt from this.)
However, there shall be no debating about which song reigns supreme. As he so often does, Lil Wayne has come through and taken the crown with his new song “Green & Yellow.” Before you say anything, yes. As in, yes, I realize that it’s just a remake of Wiz Khalifa‘s track. Yes, I realize it borrows the same format as Wiz’s track. Yes, I realize that it’s not the most original song that Weezy’s almost done.
But if you press play and you aren’t sold on the fact that Weezy is the biggest ride-or-die Green Bay Packers fan in the world, you’re crazy. Seriously, check out some of the lines featured on this song:
*Terrible Towels, that shit is borin’/We got the ball, you know we scorin’.
*Got a call from my homie, this just in/The Packers in the Super Bowl and they better win/They call him Big Ben, but he weak, though/We in Dallas, but we Lambeau Leap, ho.
*Uh, big cheese on the helmet/Steel Curtain, what is that? Velvet?
*If we win, I’ma throw a Super Bowl party/And blow a cigar like Vince Lombardi.
*We knocked the Eagles and the Falcons and the Bears off/Now we ’bout to cut Troy Polamalu‘s hair off.
Next to the tribute Weezy F. put together for Kobe Bryant a few years ago on the appropriately-titled “Kobe Bryant,” this may be not only the best team anthem but also the best sports-related rap song of all-time. To all of the other rappers trying to make songs for their teams and rep their cities, listen to this track before you do. If it doesn’t hold a candle to this, take off the No. 1 foam finger and lose the jersey. ‘Cause you’re not repping your squad as hard as Weezy. Now, who’s ready to see the Pack take the Super Bowl?