Metro Boomin’ continues hero themes in new album


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Metro Boomin’s sophomore album has earned 185,000 album units, one of his biggest yet.

Sebastian Jasick, Club Member

Heroes & Villians is the sophomore record of music producer Metro Boomin’. Following his previous record, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, he continues with the superhero and villain themes in this new record. 

The album features many big names that Metro has worked with in the past, such as 21 Savage, Travis Scott, and Young Thug, but he also brought other people to help fill the album such as Don Toliver, Future, and The Weeknd.

The main theme of the album is the general concept of heroes and villains, and what makes them unique.  Each song delves into the motives and values of villains and heroes. However, Metro also highlights the moments where a person can be considered both.

For instance, a notable song for this theme would be ”Walk’ em Down (Don’t Kill Civilians).” It features 21 savage and Mustafa, where 21 Savage is the “Villain” and Mustafa is the “Hero”. 

21 Savage portrays someone who is part of a violent gang and raps about the rush of adrenaline that one gets from drugs, robbing, and gambling. Mustafa portrays himself as someone who is an unfortunate victim of gang violence. Rapping about the constant fear of someone with a gun shooting you and having to mourn the death of loved ones who lost their lives over senseless violence. 

Overall, Heroes & Villains is yet another excellent record with immaculate production and great features from big named artists.