If young Metro don’t trust you…
The FADER 103rd Producers’ issue cover star is young Metro Boomin. Metro Boomin has infamously worked with Future but has infinitely surpassed levels any super producer could want. From working with Drake, Kanye West, Tinashe and many more early in his career learn how Metro Boomin became rap’s most trusted rapper.
Read a few excerpts from the cover story:
On talking to Kanye:
Ambling through the racks of shredded Balmain jeans and $1,000 Givenchy crew necks at Neiman Marcus, Metro recaps the phone conversation. “This nigga ‘Ye was talking about a lotta shit. He said he was in some country I never heard of. I was like, ‘What you doing there?’ He’s like, ‘I’m in a IKEA.’” Also, he told Metro: “We really should do a production group together.”
By this, clearly, Metro is honored. But he’s also taken aback. Someone asks, politely: So’s Kanye trying to sign you? Metro scoffs at the thought. “Never. I’m a boss nigga.”
On his first hit with Future:
Just months into the first semester, though, he couldn’t ignore his own momentum. He was just an 18-year-old freshman when his Future collaboration “Karate Chop” became a surprise hit. And he was spending as much time in class as he was at fellow producer Sonny Digital’s house. Sonny’s place, 516 North Ave., was a makeshift studio/crash-spot for any number of Atlanta’s current bumper crop of talent: Migos, Rae Sremmurd, and ILoveMakonnen all used to hang out and record there before their songs charted.
On family in the industry:
Metro says he feels as close as brothers to both men: “Future’s like an older brother to me, and Thug’s more like a brother my age.” Like an actual family member would, he fondly remembers a time they all spent a month together in the studio “before Thug’s Rich Gang phase,” and hopes they’ll do it again. “I wanna bring that together,” he says. “The songs we were doing, they’re so great. They’re still great. It could be so much better.”
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Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.