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