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Metro Boomin – Shaping the Sound of Modern Hip Hop

With more Billboard charting hits and RIAA certifications than one can count, Metro Boomin has cemented his status as one of the best Hip Hip Producers of this era. When Metro Boomin and Drake became locked in a fued after Kendrick Lamar dissed the "Certified Lover Boy" rapper on Future and Metro's "Like That" song, released on March 22, Metro responded with "BBL Drizzy" and his visibility and impact soared to another level.

Leland Tyler Wayne, known as Metro Boomin, has become a towering figure in the realm of modern hip hop and trap music. Born on September 16, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri, Metro's journey into music production began at the tender age of 16 in 2009. By 2011, his ambition led him to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College, where he immersed himself in the city's vibrant music scene. It was here that Metro forged pivotal collaborations with Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Migos, cementing his role as a key architect of Atlanta's sound.

Metro Boomin's distinctive dark and moody production style quickly garnered critical acclaim. His big break came with the 2014 single "Tuesday" by iLoveMakonnen, which he co-produced. The track climbed to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the beginning of Metro's rise to prominence. Over the next few years, his fingerprints would be all over some of hip hop’s biggest hits. In 2016, Metro co-produced the anthemic "Jumpman" by Drake and Future, "Low Life" by Future, and his first number one hit, "Bad and Boujee" by Migos.

The momentum didn't stop there. Metro Boomin's Midas touch extended to tracks like "Congratulations" by Post Malone, "Tunnel Vision" by Kodak Black, "Mask Off" by Future, "Bank Account" by 21 Savage, and his second chart-topping production, "Heartless" by the Weeknd. His ability to blend ominous, atmospheric beats with mainstream appeal has made him a sought-after producer, shaping the soundscape of hip hop for over a decade.

His influence isn't confined to production alone. Metro Boomin has ventured into releasing collaborative projects that showcase his versatility. Notable among these are "Savage Mode" (2016) and "Savage Mode II" (2020) with 21 Savage, "DropTopWop" (2017) with Gucci Mane, "Perfect Timing" (2017) with Nav, and "Double or Nothing" (2017) with Big Sean. Each project highlights his unique ability to adapt his sound to complement the style of different artists, further solidifying his status as a pivotal figure in the industry.

Metro Boomin's impact on hip hop is undeniable. His journey from a young producer in St. Louis to a heavyweight in Atlanta's music scene is a testament to his talent, vision, and relentless work ethic. As he continues to evolve and collaborate with some of the biggest names in the industry, his legacy as a pioneer of modern hip hop and trap music only grows stronger.


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