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"Purp & Yellow" Wasn't Just An Everyday DJ SKEE Remix

The 2011 single, featuring Snoop Dogg and The Game, became an anthem for the Los Angeles Lakers–but the track is just part of DJ SKEE's lifelong love of sports

Everybody remembers Wiz Khalifa's smash hit "Black & Yellow," but not just because of the song itself. "Black & Yellow" became embedded in sports culture for years, and DJ SKEE found himself in the thick of it all as he remixed a song called "Purp & Yellow" with The Game and Snoop Dogg

As you'll learn in the webclip above from DJ SKEE Ignited, "Purp & Yellow" became the official anthem for the Los Angeles Lakers for many years. SKEE recalls the experience of remixing the single and putting together a music video with all the artists involved plus several members of the Lakers that year–but "Purp & Yellow" wasn't just a random remix credit for SKEE. It's just one moment in a life-long love of sports.

"Sports and music go hand-in-hand," he explains. "It's one of the key pillars of our culture, of our lives. I've been addicted to sports since I was six years old and the [Minnesota] Twins won the World Series back in '91."

In his career, SKEE has worked with almost every major sports league, from the MLB to the NFL to the NBA. "Purp & Yellow" may be one of the most public examples of his work blurring the lines between sports and music. 

Watch the webclip above to learn about the "Purp & Yellow" remix, hear an insane story about how The Game split his hand wide open while smashing a guitar on the set of the music video, and find out why Kendrick Lamar's verse wasn't on that original version of the song. 

Don't miss Fuse's special premiere of DJ SKEE Ignited on Thursday, March 26, at 11/10c! Find Fuse in your area.

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