As always, his signature bandana wrapped tightly across his brow, Metro Boomin is relaxed, his demeanour calm. He is the archetype young legend and one of the most innovative producers to ever grace the earth. At just 24 years old Young Metro has garnered hits with the best of the best including Migos, 21 Savage, Big Sean and of course Gucci Mane.
"Starting trap music, you always gotta mention Gucci Mane, Jeezy, T.I. You gotta mention the producers, Zaytoven, Shawty Redd, Drumma Boy, Fatboi, they really pioneered the sound. Even before all the trap now, you gotta remember the whole Memphis sound, that's really what influenced my sound. I grew up, loved Three 6 Mafia. To me, they just had better flows, better beats than everybody.“
However despite all the A-list artists that have managed to work with the young phenom, there’s one artist that is carving out his own lane entirely.
"Musically, Future is on a whole other level. He's a legend for sure, when it's all said and done, definitely a legend. It's just taking time for more people to understand. You know OutKast came out initially everyone was like this sh*t is wack, Russell Simmons said them n*ggas was wack. It was just so new that they couldn't digest it as well. Just now people are going back and listening to "Honest", but they didn't appreciate it then.”
When it’s all said and done, Young Metro will undoubtedly be up there with some of the greatest producers ever. Thankfully he’s barely entering his prime and there’s no ceiling for a talent like him.