Metro Boomin Next Super Producer
Leland Tyler Wayne was born on September 16, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Parkway North High School. After a brief stint playing bass guitar in his middle school band, he turned to making beats in the seventh grade at age 13, when his mother bought him a laptop and he got a copy of the music production software FruityLoops. In high school, Metro churned out five beats a day. Initially, Metro wanted to rap, and started making beats so that he could have music to rap over, but after deciding that he liked making beats more than rapping, he turned his full attention into hip hop production. As he continued to hone his production skills, while still in high school, he began to utilize online social media platforms such as Twitter to network with more established rap artists as well as beat submissions for potential music placements.
In May 2013, Metro formally announced his debut mixtape, 19 & Boomin.[ Following warm-up singles, featuring artists like Trinidad James, Gucci Mane, and others, Metro released the mixtape, hosted by popular mixtape website LiveMixtapes, on October 7, 2013. The mixtape, all original songs, included “Maison Margiela”, featuring Future, and “Some More”, featuring Young Thug, both of which were subsequently released as music videos.
In March 2014, Metro and Young Thug announced that they would release a collaborative album, performed and released under the moniker “Metro Thuggin”. The album will be self-titled and will be released sometime in 2015. Along with the announcement, Metro Thuggin released the collaborative track, “The Blanguage”. Metro produced the sixth single from Honest, “I Won”, which features Kanye West. The song became a single a month after the album was released.
In October 2014, Metro executive produced Future’s “Monster” mixtape. This spawned the first appearance of hit single “Commas.”
Metro served as executive producer for Drake (OVO music record label co-founder) & Future’s collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive released on September 20, 2015. In addition, he produced or co-produced 7 of the 11 tracks on the mixtape.
Metro also served alongside DJ Esco as executive producer for Future’s 2016 mixtape, Purple Reign, that was released on January 17, 2016. He is mainly known for 2 producer tags: “Metro Boomin’ want some more n*gga”, said by Young Thug from the aforementioned song “Some More”; “If Young Metro don’t trust you I’m gon shoot you” – originally said by Future in his song with Uncle Murda, “Right Now” but popularized by the song “Jumpman” from the again aforementioned mixtape What a Time to Be Alive.