Just over a decade after the original ‘Green & Yellow’ hit eardrums as the soundtrack to the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV win, rapper Lil Wayne is back with a sequel.
The original song was released just before the Packers hit football’s biggest game. Besides being an absolute banger, the song hilariously referenced the team’s journey through the season and the playoffs.
Was it so good that it deserves credit for the Pack’s Super Bowl title? We’d like to say yes, but unfortunately the jury’s still out. Either way, the new “Green and Yellow” has a high bar to meet if it wants to meet the heights of its predecessor.
Based on our first listen, it’s off to a good start.
For one, it doesn’t start off like the original “Green & Yellow” did. Weezy repurposed Wiz Khalifa’s smash hit “Black and Yellow” for the track in 2011, where this one opens up over a different beat.
It inevitably leans back into the timeless “Black & Yellow” beat, not that we’re complaining.
Best Lines from Lil Wayne’s Green and Yellow
As one would guess, the song has a ton of shoutouts. There’s seemingly one for each Packers player, from kicker Mason Crosby to standout offensive lineman David Bakhtiari.
However, the first that caught our ears were the bars around running back Aaron Jones.
“Get the ball to Aaron Jones
Let him run it down their throats
Touchdown, glasses on, Lambeau Leap in the front row”
As mentioned, Crosby gets a shoutout too, which has got to be gratifying considering how often kickers are forgotten. Weezy highlights the 36-year-old’s stellar play while stating the obvious goal for Green Bay: winning another Lombardi Trophy.
“Got Mason Crosby kicking good
Green and yellow, we sticking to it
Super Bowl’s the goal”
While there’s some solid lines and flow, our favorite part has to be Lil Wayne putting himself in the shoes of Aaron Rodgers.
“I just hit you boys with the Rodgers rate
Came up with the Pack
I done well with the Pack
Aaron Rodgers in the trap
I got 12 on my back
Got me rolling out the pocket
Throw a pass to Tonyan
Simple man science”
Just like Rodgers, it seems like Wayne hasn’t missed a step.
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