Metro Boomin is a professional hip pop DJ, songwriter and Record producer. Born Leland Tyler Wayne, Thus upcoming star is professionally known as Metro Boomin. However, several folks address him as simply Metro or Metro Beatz due to his exceptional DJ skills. Others prefer calling him Young Metro or Metro Boomin’ Wants Some More.
About Metro Boomin
Metro Boomin is an Atlanta-based American songwriter, DJ, and record producer who hails from St. Louis, Missouri. Before hooking up with OJ Da Juiceman, Metro Boomin came to Atlanta to promote his beats and demos. Little did he know that he was on the path of becoming an upper-level producer which he quickly achieved after selling a couple beats to rapper Gucci Mane.
Today, the young producer is identified as the man behind several amazing hip-hop hits. Along with numerous tracks from Future, producer Metro Boomin now reputed for his contributions to releases from Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, and ILoveMakonnen. Its hard to believe that Future’s hit track, “Karate Chop” which was subsequently released as a single featuring Lil Wayne was created by a teenager who was just 19 years old of age.
That teen who is now 23, is the same young producer who released a mixtape with a befitting name titled “19 & Boomin” that featured a relevant number of guests. At this point of his career, the record producer has collaborated and produced instrumentals for several prominent artists. This includes Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Future, Migos, Ludacris, Trinidad James, DJ Spinz, Young Scooter, Curren$y, Young Thug, Ace Hood, Rich Homie Quan, Young Scooter, S.A.M, Travi$ Scott, Meek Mill, Young Jeezy, TG, The Weeknd, Chief Keef, Yo Gotti, Juicy J, and various others.
Born on September 16, 1993, Leland Tyler Wayne attended Parkway North High School in St. Luis, Missouri. His quest to become a professional producer was born out of a sheer desire to make beats. He used the FruityLoops program on his laptop (purchased by his mom) at age 13. Already, he had begun playing bass guitar for his middle school band after a brief stint playing bass Guitar.
Initially, Metro Boomin desired to become a rapper. He was only making beats so as to be able to come up with music to rap over. He churned out 5 beats a day while in high school. However, he soon had his full attention turned into hip hop production after expressing deep love for making music itself.
In a bid to find potential music placements with beat submissions, Metro began to make good use of several social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to connect and network with other rap artists who were well established in the industry. This he did while still in high school, honing his production skills.
Metro Boomin’s career began while he was still a high school student at Parkway North in Creve Coeur. He finally got the opportunity to hook up with artists online. Therefore his mom would drive him from St. Louis to Atlanta (about 8 hours) to collaborate with them. This was when His quest to pursue a career in music began.
His journey to Atlanta began while he was in the 11th grade. Rapper Tay Don of Bricksquad Monopoly was one of the first artists he was able to work with. Through him, he was able to collaborate with other Brisksquad label artists like Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, and Future who eventually became his frequent collaborator. To this day, Metro still continues to associate himself with Future.
In an interview with XXL, Metro revealed that he ultimately met and worked with Gucci Mane during the summer between his junior and senior high school years after a string of collaborations with OJ Da Juiceman – the first popular artist to rap on his beats.
Soon after graduating from high school, Metro decided to move to Atlanta to study Business Management in More house College. However, it soon became too much to balance coupled with his music career which demanded full-time commitment. So after a semester, he ultimately chose to take a hiatus from school.
Since then, Metro has been collaborating with a host of modern hip hop producers to create amazing beats and sounds of other artists. Some of these producers include DJ Spinz, Young Chop, Zaytoven, Southside, TM88, and Sonny Digital.
Rise to Fame
The young producer has worked together with popular rapper Future to produce a song called “Hard.” They have also collaborated on numerous songs, including the title track, Honest, Karate Chop – the lead single of Future’s sophomore album, Honest.
His debut mixtape, 19 & Boomin, which was formally announced in May 2013, was released on October 7, 2013. The mixtape which featured artists like Gucci Mane, Trinidad James and others quickly rose to become a smash hit, thanks to his work on Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” which maximally contributed to its success.
All original songs in the mixtape include “Some More”, Featuring Young Thug, and “Maison Margiela”, featuring Future. Music videos were subsequently released for both of them. Metro also produced “I Won”, featuring Kanye West which is the sixth single from Honest. A month after the album was released, the song became a single.
Along with DJ Esco, Metro served as executive producer for “Purple Reign” – Future’s 2016 mixtape – that was released on January 17, 2016. The OVO music record label co-founder, Drake also had Metro serve as an executive producer.
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