Kendrick Lamar's 2012 track Backseat Freestyle remains a crowd favourite to this day, and Hit-Boy, the producer of the track, has revealed that it actually samples the Powerpuff Girls.
Hit-Boy took to social media to confirm the fact after Twitter account @songsandsamples revealed the samples featured in the track. The beat for Backseat Freestyle was meant for R&B singer Ciara, but it ended up with Kendrick - and it has been a staple of his live shows ever since.
— 𝘚ongs // ᔑamples (@songsandsamples) October 24, 2021
The ending of Backseat Freestyle samples Buttercup's reaction to Blossom eating evil broccoli beings, with the sample coming from the 1999 episode of Powerpuff Girls titled Beat Your Greens.
Beat Your Greens features Broccoli Aliens from space invading Townsville (the home of the Powerpuff Girls). Apologies for the spoiler, but in the end it turns out that eating your veggies really can save the day.
Hit-Boy re-shared the video on Instagram, saying that if you want to collaborate with him, then things might just get a bit wild. He wrote, "Don’t request to work wit me if you looking for something inside the box that sounds like whatever is going on chart wise. Work wit me when you wanna be creative I be sampling power puff girls an shit 😭 ask @kendricklamar."
If you want to check out the sample in the context of the rest of the track, then you can listen to Backseat Freestyle below. We're still waiting on K-Dot's next project - maybe there'll be a sample of Courage The Cowardly Dog on it?