Metro Boomin samples Homelander from The Boys on new album Heroes & Villains

Hip-hop mega-producer Metro Boomin channels one of the most notable TV "heroes" and closet villains on his new album, Heroes & Villains, which dropped Friday.

The record's first track, "On Time," featuring John Legend, includes a sample of "The Only Man in the Sky," a speech delivered by Antony Starr's Homelander in The Boys season 3, episode 2.

The moment in the series arrives when the leader of the Seven shouts to a gathered crowd from a stage at a Vought event.

Metro Boomin; Anthony Starr as Homelander on 'The Boys'
Metro Boomin; Anthony Starr as Homelander on 'The Boys'

Laurent Benhamou/Sipa/Shutterstock; Jan Thijs/Amazon Prime Metro Boomin; Anthony Starr as Homelander on 'The Boys'

"I am done apologizing! I am done being persecuted for my strength!" he exclaims. "You people should be thanking Christ that I am who and what I am because you need me. You need me to save you."

The song also features the voice of Morgan Freeman, who served as a narrator for a short film teasing the album. "You know what they say: If Young Metro don't trust you, motherf---er, you better run," he says.

Starr responded to the sampling in a post on Instagram. "Look there where a certain speech from a certain chap popped up… Cool to support a great artist," he wrote.

Metro Boomin also released a new music video Friday for the album's cut "Superhero," featuring Future.

"Drinking dope turned me to a superhero, yeah, yeah," Future spits. "Hit that pill, turned me to a superhero, yeah, yeah / Boominati turned me to a superhero, yeah, yeah."

Later in the track comes a Jay-Z sample from the 2010 song "So Appalled": "Dark Knight feeling, die and be a hero / Or live long enough to see yourself become a villain."

Heroes & Villains is Metro's first LP in four years. Other artists featured include Don Toliver, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Young Nudy, Young Thug, Mustafa, A$AP Rocky, Gunna, and the late rapper Takeoff.

This article has been updated with an Instagram post from Antony Starr.

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