Last fall, Metro Boomin held a concert at New York City's Playstation Theater for a special night that was billed "Young Metro Don’t Trust Trump." The event was timely considering the state of affairs at the time, but it was also ceremonious in that it saw him hot off the heels of a hot streak responsible for many of this year's standout tracks.
In 2016, Young Metro blessed rap with what we’re dubbing the "Boomin Stimulus Package," which meant that if you were entrusted an instrumental by the producer that all of young America places their trust in, you were safe. Although he wasn’t the only hitmaker to keep 2016 booming (Mike WiLL Made It, Zaytoven, Southside), Metro's Midas touch shined bright enough on the music charts to continually impact 2017.
From Savage Mode to highlights on Woptober, and not to mention capturing his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Migos masterpiece "Bad and Boujee," Young Metro’s signature rung everywhere just as loud as his bassline. At this point in the year, he is undoubtedly having the best run as young hip hop producer — and again, that's no slight to all the other super-producers within his class.
On the Billboard Hot 100, Metro has eight songs on the chart and six of those are in the Top 50.
Among those records are Migos' "Bad and Boujee," which spends its second week at No. 1 this week, Big Sean's "Bounce Back," Gucci Mane's "Both" (co-produced with Southside), 21 Savage's "X" and "No Heart," as well as Lil Uzi Vert's "You Was Right." Four of the mentioned records ("Bounce Back," "X," "No Heart," "You Was Right") also earned gold and platinum RIAA certifications.
Last week, the producer picked up new trophies for work on Future's DS2, which spawned three extra RIAA-certified records for the tracks "Thought It Was a Drought," "Where Ya At," and "Rich $ex," and Travis Scott's Rodeo for "3500" (co-produced with Zaytoven, Mike Dean, Mano and Allen Ritter). His work on Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive also spawned plaques for the songs "Jumpman," which is now quadruple platinum, and "Diamonds Dancing," earning a platinum card. Between being flooded with RIAA plaques and flooding the Billboard charts, Young Metro is having the best run as a hip-hop producer of the year (so far).
Clearly, the seeds planted last year have blossomed into endless fruits for the hitmaker and we can trust that the run will only reap more accolades going further. But Metro isn't alone. Other names to come up as candidates for best producer runs from 2016 through this year (so far) are Vinylz, Southside, Mike WiLL Made It, Zaytoven, and Frank Dukes. If not Metro, who would you pick? Let us know in the poll below.
Who would your choice would be? Let us know in the poll below.