Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” Lyrics Meaning
This song is Wiz Khalifa ode to his hometown, that being Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That is to say that “black and yellow” are sort of the de facto colors of that city, as it is utilized on Pittsburgh’s city flag in addition being used by the city’s NFL, MLB and NHL teams. And it is most pointedly the city’s NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom Wiz pays homage to on the track’s music video.
As far as the actual lyrical content of the verses, it is largely centered on Khalifa’s riches and his intimate interactions with various women. But in keeping with the aforementioned motif he goes about pointing out, in the chorus especially, that when he goes go out to chill he does so decked out in “black and yellow”.
Wiz Khalifa talks about lyrics meaning
According to Khalifa, the lyrics are about one of his cars (a Dodge Challenger) which is actually sprayed yellow and black. He purposely purchased that color of car as a homage to where he comes from (Pittsburgh).
Facts about “Black and Yellow”
September 14th, 2010 was the day “Black and Yellow” was officially released. And it was released as a single. Actually it was the lead single Khalifa released from his “Rolling Papers” album.
The Pittsburgh Steelers actually played “Black and Yellow” as their hype song when they competed against the Green Bay Packers at the 2011 Super Bowl. The Packers also used a remix of the song, entitled “Green and Yellow”, by Lil Wayne.
That is to say that “Black and Yellow” proved to be extremely popular. For instance, it topped the Hot 100 in addition to peaking at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart. And overall it charted in almost 20 countries.
Actually this was Wiz’s first song to reach number one in his home country (America). In 2015, he achieved that feat again with the hit “See You Again”.
Additionally the track has been certified multi-Platinum in both Canada (3x) and the United States (6x).
There is a remix of “Black and Yellow” which consists of Khalifa and the following artists:
- Snoop Dogg
- Juicy J
Writing and Production
Khalifa teamed up with the Norwegian production and songwriting duo known as StarGate to pen this hit. The duo also produced it.