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Metro go make it boom on these hoes!

At just 22 years old, Atlanta-based producer Metro Boomin has made quite the name for himself. Between Dirty Sprite 2 and What A Time To Be Alive, the St. Louis, Missouri native has the people talking – and it doesn’t appear that his musical reign is letting up any time soon, as both projects went number one.

Metro, born Leland Wayne, recently sat for the Rap Radar Podcast and told a few interesting stories about how Drake & Future‘s WATTBA came about, Young Thug being about that life, and more.

Catch a few interesting excerpts below:

 On What A Time To Be Alive:

“We shot the ‘Where Ya At’ video a few months ago. That same year, it was two times before that that I seen Drake. Like, we’d be in the studio and he’d be like, ‘Yo, we gotta do that tape.’ But he’d be laughing. I don’t know he’d be serious. Like, he would just be talking about me and him. I don’t know what he was talking about. Then we got to the ‘Where Ya At’ video, and the conversation came up again. He was telling Future and Esco, ‘Yeah, I’ve been telling Metro let’s do the tape.’ I was like, ‘Oh shit. Alright, this ni**a is pretty serious.’ He was like, ‘Fuck it, we gonna come to Atlanta.’ And two weeks later, we had the studio [Tree Sound] rented out for like six days.”

On almost meeting Kanye West with Young Thug, but not so much:

“I was with [Young] Thug one time. We was on the way to Kanye’s house. At this point, I had never met him. I still barely know that n*gga. [Laughs.] I met him one time with Travi$ [Scott] and I seen him one other time. But Thug was there before that. We just recorded ‘Chanel Vintage’ in LA. Thug was out there the day before that. We was supposed to go the next day. Long story short cause I was sleeping in the car. I guess the person driving was speeding or whatever, and we got pulled over. You know, cops always smell weed. Shit like that. N*ggas was smoking in the car or whatever. It gets to the search and they find something and it’s a situation. Thug’s a pro. He stashed a lot. He stashed a whole lot. He really amazed me. It was all good. We made it through the situation but we just had to go straight back to Atlanta.”

On Gucci Mane’s eye for talent:

“He has a great eye for talent, and he’s such a big influence on all of us. Everybody looks up to him in a way, even as far as rapping or whatever. He was really the only ni**a of his status, like we always looked at him as a legend. [He’s] the only legend to reach down to us.”

Metro Boomin gives good interview. Listen to it in its entirety here.


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