Metro Boomin

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Metro Boomin (real name Leland Tyler Wayne), also known as Young Metro or Metro.



September 16, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.


Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2023.


St. Louis-native Metro Boomin has lent his production prowess to everyone from Nicki Minaj to DrakeFuture, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa and Migos scoring 10 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 – simultaneously.


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The breakthrough year that truly made Metro Boomin famous happened in 2016 when he was credited with produced charting hits such as “Jumpman” by Future and Drake, “Bad and Boujee” by Migos, “Low Life” by Future and The Weeknd, and the 21 Savage collaboration “X”. That year, he contributed to Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, and he and 21 Savage released the EP Savage Mode.


The Atlanta producer took to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday 23rd 2022, to share how his mother’s passing has impacted his life. Back in June, Metro’s mother, Leslie Wayne, was reportedly killed in Atlanta by the producer’s stepfather, before he then committed suicide.


Metro’ specialty since his musical upbringing is in the trap sub-genre of hip hop. His music is often characterised by a distinctive mix of heavy bass, rattling synthetic percussion and dark, and some sort of gothic melodies for atmosphere.



Heroes & Villains
Released: December 2022
Label: Republic

Without Warning (with Offset and 21 Savage)
Released: October 31, 2017
Label: Boominati Worldwide, Republic, Epic, Capitol, Motown, Quality Control, Slaughter Gang

Double or Nothing (with Big Sean)
Released: December 8, 2017
Label: Boominati, Republic, Universal, GOOD, Def Jam

Not All Heroes Wear Capes
Released: November 2, 2018
Label: Boominati, Republic


19 & Boomin
Released: October 7, 2013
Label: Self-released

Perfect Timing (with NAV)
Released: July 21, 2017
Label: Boominati, XO, Republic


While still attending high school, Metro’s mother would often drive him from St. Louis to Atlanta to collaborate with artists he got to know online. One of the first artists with whom he worked was Bricksquad Monopoly rapper Tay Don which led him to collaborate with Bricksquad label artists such as OJ da Juiceman, Gucci Mane, and eventually his frequent collaborator Future, an artist that he continues to collaborate with to this day.


In May, Metro announced his debut mixtape, 19 & Boomin.


Metro made an appearance on Nicki Minaj’s third studio album, The Pinkprint, producing the track “Want Some More”.

In October, Metro executive produced Future’s Monster mixtape. This spawned the first appearance of the single “Fuck Up Some Commas”. Metro produced the sixth single from Future’s Honest, “I Won”, which also features Kanye West.


He was executive producer for Drake and Future‘s collaborative mixtape “What a Time to Be Alive”, released on September 20.


His breakthrough year. Metro was credited with produced charting hits like “Jumpman” by Future and Drake, “Bad and Boujee” by Migos, “Low Life” by Future and The Weeknd, and the 21 Savage collaboration “X”. That year, he worked on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, and he and 21 Savage released the EP Savage Mode. In 2017, he produced charting singles such as “Tunnel Vision” by Kodak Black, “Bounce Back” by Big Sean, “Mask Off” by Future, and “Bank Account” by 21 Savage.


Among Metro’s subsequent hits throughout a busy 2017 were Big Sean’s “Bounce Back,” Post Malone’s “Congratulations,” Kodak Black’s “Tunnel Vision,” and Future’s “Mask Off.” Metro later went on to release 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.


Just like that, even more career peaks, not only for his input on notable albums by Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, but also for his own project, “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”. Arriving in late 2018, the album featured Travis ScottYoung Thug, and Gucci Mane. In addition to topping the Billboard 200, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Rap charts upon release, seven of the album’s 13 tracks charted on the Hot 100.


In 2020, Wayne resumed his partnership with 21 Savage and delivered Savage Mode II, which also topped the Billboard 200.


He releases “Heroes & Villains”, with guest appearances from John Legend, Future, Chris Brown, Don Toliver, Travis Scott, Young Nudy, The Weeknd, 21 Savage, Young Thug, Mustafa, A$AP Rocky, Takeoff, and Gunna.


Metro performed at the 22nd Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2023.

On June 23, 2023, Metro Boomin co-produced Young Thug’s third studio album, Business Is Business. He also served as the executive producer of the album.

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