21 savage by Conrad Hoyt August 23, 2019
“Wheezy outta here” and “If young Metro don’t trust you I’m gon’ shoot you”
Both Wheezy and Metro Boomin are at the top of the game right now. They are both are in their mid-20’s and changing the audience’s approach to music. And both frequently collaborate with some of the hottest rappers in the game.
When this era of rap is discussed in the history books, it will be impossible to leave these two producers out.
A frequent collaborator with Young Thug, Wheezy puts out some of the hottest beats for the most unique and talented artist out right now. Wheezy and Thugger have been working together since 2014.
Through “Pull Up On A Kid,” “King Troup,” “Guwop,” “Family Don’t Matter,” and most recently “Just How It Is” and “Hot,” this is a pairing similar to that of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, Dwayne Wade and Lebron James.
Wheezy and Thugger work perfectly together because of the eccentrically-melodic beats Wheezy creates that allow Thug to mix singing and rapping. We see this with the colorful and delicate beat in “Guwop” and the lovely country sound in “Family Don’t Matter.”
When it comes to versatility too, Wheezy owns that sh*t. He recently produced two tracks on Bon Iver’s recent release, i,i.
Wheezy has also collaborated with Future, Migos, Lil Baby, and Gunna; Gunna is certainly a protege of Young Thug. He has such a calm, delightful voice that works perfectly for the hooks of songs. His smooth words help elevate his smart lyrics and we see this present on “Hot,” in which Gunna features on Thug’s new album, So Much Fun.
Wheezy’s producer tag has become famous and you know when you hear it the track is going to slap. No two of his beats sound the same, and he knows how to tailor a song to an individual artist. With more and more experience under his belt, Wheezy’s craft is sure to only improve.
Metro is the hot producer of this decade, producing hit after hit. When you heard ILoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday,” that was Metro. Future and Drake’s “Jumpman,” that was Metro.
And that wasn’t only the early success of the man born Leland Tyler Wayne. Metro has produced Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” “Bank Account” by 21 Savage, and “Congratulations” by Post Malone. We have a lot to thank this brilliant artist for.
He is a producer that has released his own collaborations. In November 2018, Metro released his debut solo album Not All Heroes Wear Capes, and it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
More than just fans appreciating Metro, other producers and artists in the industry owe a lot to him. His style and beats have provided a platform and opportunity for young producers to create music in this same avenues.
When you hear “If young Metro don’t trust you I’m gon’ shoot you,” “Metro Boomin want some more n****” and “Metro be boomin,” you have an assurance the producer put his all into the track. It’s difficult not to feel some type of way when you hear that line. And he has many more tags, relative to each song and artist.
So where is Metro right now? Is he behind the scenes killing his newest, biggest project yet? His Instagram has been swiped clean. Is he just basking in the delight of all the success he has already achieved?
If he is taking a brief hiatus, we should still expect something hot from Metro soon. He is only 25 after all and seems to really enjoy collaborating with some of the top hip hop artists in the world. Including producer, Wheezy.
Wheezy and Metro both frequently collaborate with Atlanta-based rappers. This could be a result of the fact that the hottest artists have come out of there, but it is still an undeniable link between the two-star producers.
Wheezy has been taking over, and Metro has enough on his resume to take a break. Because they both came in hot for this half-decade, are around the same age and work with similar artists, they will be linked to their entire careers.
Whoever fans prefer is based on preference. And for the fans that love them both, we can sit back, listen and appreciate.