On December 2, Metro Boomin released his sophomore album “Heroes and Villains.” 21 Savage, Travis Scott, ASAP Rocky, Future, The Weekend, John Legend, Chris Brown, Don Toliver, Young Nudy, Young Thug, Mustafa, Gunna, and Takeoff were among the artists featured on the album.
The hitmaker producer received a lot of praise for this project because it is full of hits and outstanding beats. The single “Superhero,” which features Future and Chris Brown, has topped both the US Apple Music and Spotify charts, while the album itself has reached number one on Apple Music in the United States and 78 other countries.
Following the release of the album, Metro spoke with GQ about the making of “Heros and Villains,” collaborating with other artists, the late rapper Takeoff’s presence on the LP, and other topics.
Takeoff, a member of the popular hip-hop band Migos, was killed during a shooting on November 1st. The death of the 28-year-old rapper stunned the music industry, and artists have been paying their respects in various ways since.
Metro revealed during the interview that he only included Takeoff in the song and left out the other members of Migos to give Take flowers and highlight his abilities. He also stated that Take was supposed to appear on three tracks but was reduced to one due to his passing. Metro explained that each feature on his album is important to him since he wants to respect the artists and their abilities.
“I was already gonna make sure anything with anybody on here is crazy, but it became more of a responsibility,” he said. “Like, ‘I gotta make sure I do my boys justice, even beyond music.’These are my real brothers. I love Thug, I love Gunna, I love Take. I have known Take for so long, ten years, from when we were both eighteen. We took our first trip to L.A. together, me, Sonny Digital, Migos.”
you can read the full interview HERE