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Black And Yellow G-Mix

Black And Yellow G-Mix Description

Black and Yellow G-Mix” is a song by American rapper Wiz Khalifa from his third studio album, Rolling Papers. It was released on September 14, 2010, as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Khalifa, along with Stargate, who produced it. It was released as a CD single in honor of Record Store Day. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Wiz Khalifa’s first number-one single in the US; he would top the chart again in 2015 with “See You Again”.

The song is about Khalifa’s car, a yellow Dodge Challenger Hemi with black stripes. He has stated that he got the car in those colors as a tribute to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, whose official colors are black and gold, and its professional sports teams, most of whose colors are black and some variation of gold or yellow.

The song itself does not mention Pittsburgh or sports, although the song’s music video made the connection to Pittsburgh explicit, showing various iconic locations in the city, as well as apparel associated with the football team the Pittsburgh Steelers, the hockey team the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the baseball team the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In the year after it was released, “Black and Yellow G-Mix” spawned dozens of remixes, parodies and remakes, both in the US and internationally, many of them made in tribute to a local sports team.

At Super Bowl XLV in 2011, which featured the Steelers competing against the Green Bay Packers, the Steelers used “Black and Yellow G-Mix” as their fight song, while the Packers used a remix by Lil’ Wayne called “Green and Yellow”, marking the first time both teams at the Super Bowl had used the same song.

Chart performance

On the issue dated October 2, 2010, “Black and Yellow G-Mix” debuted at No. 100 on the Billboard Hot 100. It then dropped out the following week and re-entered at No. 64 on the issue dated October 30, 2010. On its eighteenth charting week, the song rose to No. 1 on the issue dated February 19, 2011, selling 198,000 digital copies that week. “Black and Yellow G-Mix” has sold 4,144,922 digital copies since release.

Black And Yellow G-Mix Music video

The music video was directed by Bill Paladino. It was filmed in Pittsburgh and features sights of the city, including the U.S. Steel Tower, BNY Mellon Center, PPG Place, William Penn Hotel, Citizens Bank Tower, Union Trust Building, One PNC Plaza, K&L Gates Center the Three Sisters and Smithfield Street bridges, Station Square, Shannon Hall of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the smoke stacks of the former U.S. Steel Homestead Works at The Waterfront adjacent to the city.

The video also prominently features city icons such as the Terrible Towel, a rally towel for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and city sports in general, as well as Pittsburgh Pirates apparel. It was recorded in Chatsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.

Black And Yellow G-Mix In popular culture

  • In a 2012 commercial for the video game Madden NFL 13, Paul Rudd sings the song while playing the game as the Pittsburgh Steelers against Ray Lewis.
  • On April 7, 2014, Jimmy Kimmel Live! held a skit called “American Sign Language Rap Battle.” Khalifa performed the song as three ASL-certified interpreters competed.
  • The song was featured in multiple trailers for The Lego Batman Movie.

Black And Yellow G-Mix Remixes

The official remix, “Black & Yellow (G-Mix)” features west-coast rapper Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and R&B singer T-Pain. Wiz Khalifa has a new verse on the track. The song leaked on December 12, 2010 but was officially released on December 16. A video for the remix was shot and was released on January 8, 2011. A remix by T-Pain, “Black & Yellow (T-Mix)”, featured the verse that was later put on the official remix. An anime version fan remix was also made combining the song and Hidamari Sketch’s opening music, Sketch Switch.

Track listing

  • Digital download
  1. “Black and Yellow G-Mix” (Explicit Album Version) – 3:37
  • Digital download (G-Mix)
  1. “Black and Yellow G-Mix” (G-Mix) (featuring Snoop Dogg, Juicy J & T-Pain) – 4:38

Remakes and freestyles

Many remakes have been made, mostly in tribute to other sports teams, referring to their respective pair of colors. Some of the notable remakes include:

  • “Purp & Yellow” by The Game, Snoop Dogg, and YG, representing the Los Angeles Lakers. This version also had a remix produced by DJ Skee, with a rock-instrumented backing track; a music video for the DJ Skee remix featured the artists as well as members of the Lakers. An extended mix was released the next day, also featuring Kendrick Lamar, Joe Moses and Thurzday.
  • “Rossonero (Red and Black)” by Denny La Home feat. Jake La Furia – Italian version performed by two Italian rappers. The colours refer to Italian football club AC Milan.
  • “Eff Australia” by Rucka Rucka Ali – an anti-Australian song parody to the tune of the original.
  • “Green and Yellow” by Lil Wayne, representing the Green Bay Packers, who defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
  • “White and Navy” by Fabolous representing New York City, and the New York Yankees.
  • “Black and Yellow G-Mix (Mike Tomlin)” by Wale, in reference to the Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin.
  • “Yeah Carmelo” by Maino, in reference to Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.
  • “Black and Red” by Jermaine Dupri representing the Atlanta Falcons.
  • “Black and Orange” by San Quinn representing the San Francisco Giants in their 2010 World Series victory.
  • “White and Purple” by Chet Haze (son of actor Tom Hanks), representing Northwestern University.
  • “Black and Yellow G-Mix” by Tyler Ward and Crew and Cobus, a rock version.
  • “Black and Ghetto” by Serius Jones describing the lifestyle of being an African Americangangster.
  • “Green and Purple” by Kritikal which refers to marijuana and the culture surrounding it.
  • “Black and Yellow G-Mix” by Chris Cobbins
  • “Gold N Blue” by 6’6 240 about West Virginia University’s football team the West Virginia Mountaineers.
  • “Black Camaro” by T-Pain, Fabolous, Maino and Young Jeezy representing the return of the Camaro in 7 years for the 2010 Fifth Generation Camaro.

In addition, a number of freestyle versions have been released, of artists rapping over “Black and Yellow G-Mix”‘s instrumental track, without any overt reference to the song or to sports teams. These include versions by Crooked I (who included a chorus of “packing metal”), Donnis, Young Jeezy, Tyga, Novi Novak, and Layzie Bone and Flesh-n-Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Chart (2010-11) Peak
position
US Rhythmic (Billboard) 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 18
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard) 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 6
US Billboard Hot 100 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 5
UK R&B (Official Charts Company) 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 44
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 28
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 26
Poland (Polish Airplay New) 3
New Zealand (RIANZ) 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 44
Italy (FIMI) 37
Ireland (IRMA) 14
Germany (Official German Charts) 31
German Airplay Chart 91
France (SNEP) 38
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 2
Denmark (Tracklisten) 12
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 26
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 46
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 44
Australia (ARIA) 24
Australia (ARIA Urban Singles) 9
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Black And Yellow G-Mix Lyrics

[Intro: Wiz Khalifa]
Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is
Black and yellow, black and yellow (G-Mix!)
Black and yellow, black and yellow

[Hook: Wiz Khalifa]
Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is
Everything I do, yeah I do it big
Yeah, uh-huh, screamin’ that’s nothin’
When I pulled off the lot: that’s stuntin’
Reppin’ my town when you see me you know everything
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow
I put it down from the whip to my diamond, I’m in
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow

[Verse 1: Snoop Dogg]
Big Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
See on the West Coast I’m the big chiefa
The Grim Reaper, maybe that
Bring me back, yellow ‘Lacs, Steeler logo in the back
We bangin’ out, that Taylor Gang
Dub to your face, baby ’til you say my name
Don’t get your clique served, so much black and yellow
You would think I was from Pittsburgh, in turn, get your’n

[Hook: Wiz Khalifa]
Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is
Everything I do, yeah I do it big
Yeah, uh-huh, screamin’ that’s nothin’
When I pulled off the lot: that’s stuntin’
Reppin’ my town when you see me you know everything
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow
I put it down from the whip to my diamond, I’m in
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow

[Verse 2: Juicy J]
I’m a bumblebee lit up like a Christmas tree
Drinkin’ Hennessey Black, I’m from Tennessee
Juicy J make the way on my own two
Quarter mil’ for the Phantom, bitch I own you
And they go for e’ry chick that I’m fuckin’ with
Black and yellow bitches all up on me, yeah I dig
In they purse, gotta get that reimburse
On them bills and that purple pint of syrup
And I stay Louis’d down to the socks
Rings and watch, weed and Glock
Beans to pop
My pants swole with them rubber band knots
I’m gettin’ old but them rubber bands not, nigga

[Hook: Wiz Khalifa]
Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is
Everything I do, yeah I do it big
Yeah, uh-huh, screamin’ that’s nothin’
When I pulled off the lot: that’s stuntin’
Reppin’ my town when you see me you know everything
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow
I put it down from the whip to my diamond, I’m in
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow

[Verse 3: T-Pain]
Catch me in my Lamborghini, black and yellow, black and yellow
I can rock it on the beat or (a cappella, a cappella)
Uh-uh, sideways in the turning lane
Fire flame, I be burnin’ mane
Teddy Pain ’bout to hurt the game
Took a break for a while, I been learnin’ things
I learned how to tell a nigga “Fuck you then”
Black and yellow, black and yellow, all I do is fuckin’ win
I told y’all, and now I’m on
You thought it was over, you thought I was gone
I’m goin’ in, you gon’ have to let me, have to let me
Back from the dead like I’m Makaveli, Makaveli

[Hook: Wiz Khalifa]
Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is
Everything I do, yeah I do it big
Yeah, uh-huh, screamin’ that’s nothin’
When I pulled off the lot: that’s stuntin’
Reppin’ my town when you see me you know everything
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow
I put it down from the whip to my diamond, I’m in
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow

[Verse 4: Wiz Khalifa]
Black and yellow, all black and yellow
See me now they treatin’ me like I’m somebody special
Smokin’ on that good, know it’s me soon as they smell it
You could chill, I’m the one who get it, not the one who sellin’
All grind every day, I’m ballin’, I can’t help it
Niggas on that bullshit, my pockets full of Celtics
And them niggas hatin’ on us, get our best wishes
In the club you ain’t even on the guest list, bitch
Sound like you need to get your weight up
Go to sleep rich and count another million when I wake up
They wonderin’ how I do my thing
Two words: Taylor Gang
Remix, G-shit
This champagne’s poured, nigga the weed’s lit
Lil mama’s clothes fallin’ like the leaves in the fall
Ain’t worried ’bout your friends so bring ’em all

[Hook: Wiz Khalifa]
Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is
Everything I do, yeah I do it big
Yeah, uh-huh, screamin’ that’s nothin’
When I pulled off the lot: that’s stuntin’
Reppin’ my town when you see me you know everything
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow
I put it down from the whip to my diamond, I’m in
Black and yellow, black and yellow
Black and yellow, black and yellow

Black And Yellow G-Mix Music Video

Black And Yellow G-Mix Image

About Black And Yellow G-Mix

Artist Wiz Khalifa
Featured Artist Snoop Dogg, Juicy J, T-Pain
Album Rolling Papers
Release Date September 14, 2010
Length 4:36
Genre Hip hop, Rap
Label Rostrum, Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Cameron Thomaz, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen
Producer(s) Stargate
Format Digital download, Streaming
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