Metro Boomin Unveils His Top Pick Among Kanye West’s Albums

Published 12/27/2023, 7:23 PM EST

via Imago

Metro Boomin is one of the rare industry insiders who share a strong and positive relationship with Kanye West. The American record producer has openly acknowledged their mutual respect and considers Kanye West a major source of inspiration. Renowned for a catalog of hits spanning from Young Thug to Future to Ye, the Georgia-based super producer was even linked to Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s collaborative album after he shared a cryptic story featuring symbolic representations of their names.

Now, just two weeks ahead of the release of Kanye West’s upcoming Metro Boomin took the opportunity to share his top pick among all of Kanye West’s albums.

Metro Boomin had a love for the Kanye West classics

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

RapTV on X, formerly Twitter, shared this story about Metro Boomin’s favorite albums of Kanye West. The first favorite album of Metro Boomin was the debut studio album of Ye ‘The College Dropout’, a release that went on to solidify its status as one of the most influential rap albums ever. Departing from the digital production style popularized by Timbaland in the early 2000s, ‘The College Dropout’ steered hip-hop away from the flashy lifestyle associated with the “Bling Era”. 

The second album chosen by Metro Boomin from Kanye West’s repertoire was the Grammy-winning third studio release, ‘Graduation’. Similar to his approach in the first two albums, ‘The College Dropout’ and ‘Late Registration’, Kanye West infused ‘Graduation’ with a distinctive sonic identity. Throughout the album, West leaned into electronic and synthesized beats, infusing the album with a colorful vibe that also mirrored the iconic album cover art.  

DIVE DEEPER

Kanye West’s Chart-Topping Journey: Musical Milestones of 2023

2 months ago

Apart from unveiling his favorites from Kanye West’s collection, Metro Boomin also likened his upcoming album to one of Kanye West’s best works earlier this month. 

Metro Boomin will be producing a similar album to Ye’s 2010 hit 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Metro Boomin is raising the stakes for his upcoming project by comparing it to one of Kanye West’s legendary albums. While working on new music over the weekend, one of his X followers asked him if he would be able to make an album similar to Ye’s 2010 ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’. In response, the super-producer revealed his intention to infuse a similar ‘MBDTF’-esque vibe into his first post-Heroes trilogy album. 

via Imago

Yeah my first album after the heroes trilogy is more of that vibe”, wrote Metro Boomin in response to the fan query. Hitting the shelves in November 2010, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ also served as Ye’s comeback following the controversy at the MTV VMAs with Taylor Swift the previous year. And now, with ‘Vultures’, Kanye West will once again mark his comeback after his year-long break from the music industry. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

3 Times North Proved She Is Mini Kanye West: A Festive Journey Through Christmas and More

2 months ago

What do you think about Metro Boomin’s choice of Kanye West’s album? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Hriddhi Maitra

810 articles

Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK