Recently, 22-year-old producer Metro Boomin talked about his tags with DJ Drama, and how one in particular transitioned into a meme, and later to a political statement in Chicago.
If you’re really into your Future, you might know that he originally used the tag “If Young Metro don’t trust you they gon’ shoot you” on Uncle Murda’s ‘Right Now’. ‘Jumpman’ definitely put the tag on the map however, which had Kanye West vibing. “I had a sense that he liked it,” Young Metro said, “because we were in the studio before, and you know the Kanye dance he does when he’s doing his thing? He was just going crazy doing that and saying “Young Metro don’t trust you…”
This brought the tag to ‘Father Stretch My Hands’ on The Life Of Pablo, which Metro co-produced as well.
In the video, they talk about the different photoshops incorporating the tag that have spawned from the internet, many of which he reposts on his Instagram, and what it was like working on What a Time to be Alive. The recent protests at Donald Trumps’ rally saw the tag plastered on a sign, that quickly began circulating the web.
Check out the video below, and see if you can count how many times the humble producer says “blessing.”
- Words: Emma Arnold