Hit-Boy Reveals Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Backseat Freestyle’ Sampled ‘The Powerpuff Girls’

Grammy-winning producer Hit-Boy recently revealed a secret behind one of Kendrick Lamar’s most regarded songs, “Backseat Freestyle.”

“Don’t request to work wit me if you looking for something inside the box that sounds like whatever is going on chart wise,” he wrote alongside Songs & Samples’ video. “Work wit me when you wanna be creative I be sampling power puff girls an sh_t. ask @kendricklamar.” “Backseat Freestyle” samples The Chakachas’ 1970 song “Yo Soy Cubano,” as well as a 1999 episode of The Powerpuff Girls. Hit-Boy also revealed the track was originally recorded as an R&B song for Ciara, “actually, Ciara recorded an R&B song to that same beat, ‘Backseat Freestyle,’ and the song was called ‘Hit Boy.’ So I was dumb hyping it, I was like, ‘She’s saying my name.’ Nah n-gga, that sh_t wasn’t supposed to go down.”


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