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Metro Boomin and The Weeknd Should Make an Album Next

This past Friday, fans got more ear candy with The Weeknd’s features on Metro Boomin and Future’s We Still Don’t Trust You. With all the iconic artists featured on the second album released by the duo this month, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, Lil Baby and others, The Weeknd made the most impact on his features. This album showcased the synergistic potential of a future collab-album utilizing The Weeknd’s vocals and Metro Boomin’s production 

Following the success of, We Don’t Trust You, The Weeknd being more involved in the sequel album is an indicator that more music is to come. The significance of their musical partnership can be summarized by their past 2019 hit Heartless. We saw the track soar to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. It certainly sets a high bar for any hypothetical album.

Metro Boomin’s Production Mastery

Metro Boomin has established himself as a production titan in the industry, turning his trap-style beats into hits. His distinctive production style is characterized by deep, booming bass and egothic melodies, which have become his signature.

Key Achievements:

Billboard Hot 100 Success: Metro Boomin has produced over 75 songs that have hit the Billboard Hot 100. This includes 16 top 10 hits as of March 2024.

Album Chart-Toppers: His albums Not All Heroes Wear Capes (2018) and Heroes & Villains (2022) both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.  This includes the latter holding the top spot for 18 weeks on the Top Rap Albums chart.

Metro’s production prowess has provided a platform for artists like 21 Savage, Offset, NAV, Gunna, Playboi Carti, Swae Lee and more. His iconic tagline, “If Young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon’ shoot you,” has become synonymous with bangers. His past collaborations have not only dominated the charts, but have also been pivotal in defining the trap genre’s current sound. 

The Weeknd’s Vocal and Artistic Versatility

The Weeknd’s contribution to the album We Still Don’t Trust You was a personal highlight throughout my first listen. Featured prominently in tracks like We Still Don’t Trust You, All to Myself, but that middle verse in the song Always Be My Fault, oh my goodness. It might make me say sorry for something I didn’t even do. His style, influenced by icons like Michael Jackson and Prince, features a high set larynx and a mix lighter than Stevie Wonder’s, but heavier than typical classical singers, creating a modern yet reminiscent sound of classic vocalists. Despite criticisms for the lyrical content in some songs, The Weeknd’s vocals remain the defining element of his music. All he did was hum on Young Metro and it was sensational.

Past Collaborations and Their Success

The synergy between The Weeknd and Metro Boomin has given rise to several chart-topping hits that have significantly shaped the contemporary music landscape. Their collaborative prowess is evident in several key tracks:

Low Life feat. The Weeknd

  • Release Date: Part of the album Evol by Future. Released on February 6, 2016.
  • Details: Metro Boomin is credited as a producer on this track. It was a significant hit, reaching number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Six Feet Under

  • Release Date: Part of the album Starboy by The Weeknd. Released on November 25, 2016.
  • Details: Metro Boomin is credited as a co-producer alongside Ben Billions, Doc McKinney, Cirkut, Eric Bledsoe, and The Weeknd.


  • Release Date: Released as a single on November 27, 2019, and part of the album After Hours by The Weeknd. Released on March 20, 2020.
  • Details: Metro Boomin produced this track, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.


  • Release Date: Released as part of the album Heroes & Villains by Metro Boomin on December 2, 2022.
  • Details: This track features The Weeknd and 21 Savage and is a remake of I Don’t Wanna Know by Mario Winans featuring Enya and P. Diddy. It samples Enya’s Boadicea (1987).

Young Metro

  • Release Date: Released as part of the collaborative album We Don’t Trust You by Metro Boomin and Future on March 22, 2024.
  • Details: The Weeknd is featured on this track, which is part of an album that debuted and peaked atop the Billboard 200. 

Why A Full Album Collaboration Makes Sense

Future and Metro Boomin brought fans 42 songs over a three week period. This amount of volume allows me to believe Metro Boomin is sitting on more tracks. The inclusion of high-profile artists and the controversial diss tracks aimed at figures like Drake created a buzz. This alone will drive album sales and streaming numbers. Songs like All To Myself have garnered additional media attention, and people on social media playing FBI to find out more. 

Their previous collaborations between have proven to be highly successful. Using the momentum of these previous two albums will help this potential partnership break the internet. A full album collaboration is likely to replicate or even surpass these successes, and might give Metro Boomin a shot to book MSG for a tour.

Keeping Hope

We Still Don’t Trust You provides an excellent music listening experience. The partnership, rooted in previous successes like Heartless and Low Life, resonated with listeners globally making us want more. The significance of their work extends beyond mere numbers and charts. It encapsulates the evolution of music where producers are now a driving force of albums, not just the artists. As We Still Don’t Trust You garners acclaim and breaks streaming records, it shows that collaborative efforts only enhances music creation. The excitement surrounding the latest project and its critical reception suggest a promising avenue for both fans of the Metro Boomin and The Weeknd. 


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