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March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020
You already know who Metro Boomin is. Trust me, you know. All the chart-topping rap songs in the last few years have more than likely included the producer’s notable tags, “If Young Metro don’t trust you I’m gon shoot you” or “Metro Boomin want some more.” You’ve heard it on “Bad and Boujee,” “You Were Right,” and Kanye’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” You may be wondering what the young legend would be doing at Phoenix Lights, but he’s no stranger to the EDM scene having performed at last years EDC Las Vegas.
Metro Boomin EDC Las Vegas 2017
Metro Boomin started making beats when he was 13. Between then and 2013, as a high school student, he worked with some pretty dope names in the hip-hop game such as Ludacris, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, OJ da Juiceman, Starlito, Yo Gotti, and Troy Ave. One of the more endearing parts of this story is he was fully supported by his Mom, who would drive him 17 hours from their home in St. Louis to the studio in Atlanta to make beats.
It was in 2013 with the Future track “Karate Chop” that Metro Boomin would start to become a well-known name in the hip-hop game. “Karate Chop” would later be released on the Future album called Honest, which also featured a track of the same name that did well commercially and was produced by Metro.
Future – Honest
In 2014, Metro Boomin produced a track called “Tuesday” by ILoveMakonnen and Drake and in 2015 produced Drake’s smash hit “Jumpman.” Metro Boomin was the Producer of the Year 2016 at the BET Hip Hop Awards and at the beginning of 2017, one of Metro’s songs, “Bad and Boujee” with Migos made it to number one on the hit lists. Within five years of his first output with Future, Metro Bommin amassed well over a dozen Top 20 R&B/hip-hop hits and a similar quantity of gold and platinum RIAA certifications. Among Boomin’s subsequent hits through a notable 2017 were Big Sean’s “Bounce Back,” Post Malone’s “Congratulations,” Kodak Black’s “Tunnel Vision,” and Future’s “Mask Off.” The year remained a busy one, as Metro later released a trio of collaborative mixtapes, including Perfect Timing, with Canadian rapper NAV, Without Warning with Offset and 21 Savage, and Double or Nothing with Big Sean. Metro Boomin was the most successful songwriter in 2017, beating out such artists as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. No big deal, right? Check out some of his best hits below.