Hip Hop Awards 2023: 7 Classic Metro Boomin Beats That Redefined the Trap Sound

Exploring the St. Louis native’s timeless appeal.

St. Louis native Metro Boomin has emerged as one of the most influential producers of the late 2000s. His dark productions helped reshape trap music thanks to his distinctive beats and innovative soundscapes. Metro’s ability to fuse trap, r&b, and electronic elements into his productions has made him a sought-after collaborator and pushed the boundaries of hip-hop itself.

His signature tagline, "If Young Metro don't trust you, I'm gon' shoot you," became iconic and synonymous with some of the biggest hits in modern rap. Since then, his work with artists like Future, Drake, and 21 Savage has set a new standard for production excellence and has solidified his legacy as a pioneering force in contemporary hip-hop music. Keep reading to check out seven classic Metro Boomin-produced records that redefined the trap sound.

  • iLoveMakonnen -- “Tuesday” feat. Drake

  • Migos - Bad and Boujee feat. Lil Uzi Vert

  • Future — “Mask Off”

  • Kodak Black — “Tunnel Vision”

  • 21 Savage — “Bank Account”

  • Big Sean - Bounce Back

  • Lil Uzi Vert - You Was Right

    Watch the Hip Hop Awards 2023 on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

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