|Metro Boomin Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1993|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Metro Boomin is an American record executive, singer, songwriter, DJ, and record producer who is best known for his dark production style and its influence on the modern hip-hop and trap music genres. He has produced/co-produced numerous chart-busting hits for several A-list American rappers and singers. In his solo career, Metro Boomin has published studio albums titled Not All Heroes Wear Capes (November 2018) and Heroes & Villains (December 2022). The former album had peaked at number 1 on the US, US R&B/Hip-Hop, and US Rap charts. It had also peaked within the ‘Top 10’ in Canada, Denmark, and New Zealand. Not All Heroes Wear Capes was certified ‘Double Platinum’ by Music Canada; ‘Platinum’ by the Recording Industry Association of America; ‘Gold’ by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) Denmark; and ‘Silver’ by the British Phonographic Industry. The latter album (Heroes & Villains) peaked at number 1 on the US, US R&B/Hip-Hop, and US Rap charts. It had also peaked within the ‘Top 10’ in Australia, Canada, Denmark, and New Zealand. Heroes & Villains was certified ‘Platinum’ by the Recording Industry Association of America, IFPI Denmark, Music Canada, and Recorded Music New Zealand; and ‘Gold’ by the British Phonographic Industry. As of October 2023, Metro Boomin had also published 3 collaborative albums, a soundtrack album, 2 mixtapes, and an extended play. He also owns a record label called Boominati Worldwide (launched in June 2017).
Leland Tyler Wayne
Metro Boomin, Young Metro, Metro, Lil Metro
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
He splits his time between Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, and Los Angeles, California, United States.
Metro Boomin had attended the Parkway North High School, a public school in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri. After his high school graduation, he joined Morehouse College, a private historically Black men’s liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was studying business management there but chose to take a hiatus after a semester because he was already pursuing a career in hip-hop production by then and a full-time music career made it difficult for him to find a balance between his work and studies.
Record Executive, Singer, Songwriter, DJ, Record Producer
- Father – Lamont Wayne (Businessman)
- Mother – Leslie Joanne Wayne (d. June 3, 2022)
- Siblings – He has 4 younger siblings.
- Others – Flossie Jean Henderson (Maternal Grandmother). He had a stepfather who committed suicide on June 3, 2022, after killing his mother (Leslie).
Metro Boomin’s net worth had been $45 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
Hip Hop, Trap, Psychedelic Trap
- Boominati Worldwide
- Republic Records
- XO Records
- GOOD Music
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Metro Boomin has dated –
- Chelsea (2011-2015)
- Molly Hurwitz
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Slender frame
- Dreadlocked hair
- Sports a goatee
- Often wears ear studs
In January 2018, Metro Boomin, along with singer SZA, was featured in a promotional campaign for The Gap, Inc. (an American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer).
Metro Boomin Facts
- Metro Boomin used to play bass guitar in his middle school band. A child prodigy, he started making beats when he was about 13 years old. He wanted to become a rapper and used to make these beats so that he could have some music to rap over.
- He eventually turned his focus toward hip-hop production while he was still in high school. He started using online social media platforms to connect with established rap artists and submit his beats to them in search of collaborations.
- During his high school days, Metro Boomin’s mother would often drive him from his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to Atlanta, Georgia (a distance of more than 550 miles) so that he could collaborate with the artists he had met online.
- After his high school graduation, in the early 2010s, he relocated to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College and the move helped him further deepen his links with Atlanta-based musical artists.
- Metro Boomin first came into the spotlight for producing a song titled Tuesday. Released in September 2014, it was the debut single of American rapper ILoveMakonnen and reached number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 music chart.
- In both 2016 and 2017, he won the ‘Producer of the Year’ award at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards (presented annually by BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc. – a performance rights organization in the United States) to honor songwriters, composers, and music publishers in various genres).
- In both those years, Metro Boomin also won the ‘Producer of the Year’ award at the BET Hip Hop Awards (an annual awards show, airing on BET (Black Entertainment Television – an American basic cable channel targeting African-American audiences), that showcases hip-hop performers, producers, and music video directors).
- In 2016, he was included in Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ list in the ‘Music’ category.
- In October 2018, multiple billboards propped up in cities like Atlanta and New York that depicted Metro Boomin as a ‘missing person’. It was actually a teaser for his debut solo studio album titled Not All Heroes Wear Capes (November 2018). He had been working on this project since 2015.
- In December 2022, it was revealed that he was working, as an executive music producer, on the soundtrack for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, an American animated superhero film. Both the film and its soundtrack were released on June 2, 2023. Metro Boomin also provided the voice for Metro Spider-Man, a fictional version of himself as Spider-Man, in the film.
Featured Image by Metro Boomin / Instagram