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The 10 Best Bugs Bunny Shout-Outs In Hip-Hop

Even though we’re 15 years into the 21st century, there are few cartoon characters as iconic as Bugs Bunny. The grey-toned smartass has Warner Bros./Looney Tunes’ flagship character ever since his first appearance in 1940; if I could tell you how many times I’ve watched Bugs make a fool out of the Looney Tunes cast…anyway, that kind of ubiquity has stretched into every facet of our culture – including hip-hop.

Warner Bros. officially hopped on the wave in 1996 with the inclusion of “Buggin,” a track on the Space Jam soundtrack (which you can listen to above), featuring Bugs (voiced by Billy West) rapping to lyrics written by Jay-Z (really). Even before that, MCs have been name-dropping Bugs for years, and in honor of the wascally wabbit’s 75th birthday today, here’s 10 of the best references/shout-outs to everyone’s favorite wisecracker.

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“This Side” – A$AP Ferg feat. YG

“It was drawings of Bugs Bunny on the wall/With Yosemite Sam his gun was tall/Backwards clothes on like Kriss Kross/Man this shit is looney tune who did this shit, dawg?”

Tim Westwood freestyle – Eminem, Royce da 5’9″, & Mr. Porter

“You thugs funny, comparing 5’9″ to anybody/You comparing Superman to Bugs Bunny”

“Jugg For Me” – Peewee Longway

“Allergic to broke n*ggas, they pockets like Bugs Bunny”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OCiNTm6KIE

“Affirmative Action Freestyle” – Fabolous feat. Paul Chain & Joe Budden

“But when it’s over, that’s all folks, Bugs Bunny style.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYnTUcVjzXM

“Rare Chandeliers” – Action Bronson & The Alchemist

“Taz and Bugs Bunny on the shirt/Hop up in the Jag and skirt”

“Gotham (Ox City)” – Cannibal Ox

“We stay in shape like Porsches on blocks/Where women is gorgeous and kids stay strapped like Bugs Bunny Jordans”

“A Gangsta’s Fairytale” – Ice Cube

(This song features a Bugs Bunny vocal sample in the outdo)

“It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t wanna live there”

“Mince Meat” – DangerDoom

“Out for Daffy Duck bucks, Porky Pig paper/Bugs Bunny money or Sylvester Cat caper”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkuhSaeO5KQ

“New Cash Money” – Lil’ Wayne feat. Briscoe

“I’m into carrots like Bugs Bunny, Young Brisco, the New Cash Money.”

“Truly Yours” – Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

“Yo, I don’t even know why you tried to play me honey/Now I’m down with Warner Bros. getting Bugs Bunny money”

 

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