Metro Boomin has just dropped his sophomore album, Heroes & Villains, and we can't get enough of all the good and all the evil. The mastermind producer dropped the full album on December 2, featuring musicians from Travis Scott to Future and more, with a special posthumous appearance from Takeoff. Let's take a closer look.
Heroes & Villains is the long-awaited second solo album from Metro Boomin following his chart-topping 2018 release, Not All Heroes Wear Capes. The celebrated producers' first album featured artists Drake, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, Gunna, Young Thung, Travis Scott, and more, and it automatically soared to the top of the Billboard charts. Since then, the artist has dropped some of hip-hop's most influential albums, from 21 Savage's Savage Mode to Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive. However, Metro Boomin' fans have patiently awaited his next solo move, and now it's finally here.
To promote his album, Metro linked up with Spotify and Proto to display a hologram of himself producing a beat at different locations in Los Angeles in Miami. A Batman-like signal of Metro was also projected in major cities such as Paris, London, Sydney, and Toronto. When announcing who would be featured on the album, Young Metro took a rather creative approach. The artist took to his Instagram to share comic book-style illustrations of each artist while embracing the "heroes and villains" theme by asking fans, "Which side do you think he's on?" Brilliant. So who exactly made it onto the 50-minute soundtrack? We have appearances from 21 Savage and Young Nudy on Umbrella, 21 Savage and Travis Scott on Niagra Falls (Foot or 2), Chris Brown on Superhero (Heroes & Villans), A$AP Rocky, and the late Takeoff on Feel The Fiyaaah and many many more.
Before its official release, Metro gave fans a little preview of what was to come with an action-packed short film directed by Gibson Hazard. The 6-minute clip starts with the producer himself, alongside Young Thug, Gunna, LaKeith Stanfield, and the one and only Morgan Freeman. Believe it or not, this was not Metro's first time working with Freeman, as they collaborated in the past on 21 Savage's album, Savage Mode I when Freeman narrated the project. So, make sure to check out the album and the short film here.