Metro Boomin has become one of the hottest producers in the game over the past two years and was heavily involved in creating Drake and Future’s collaborative projectWhat a Time To Be Alive.

Recently sitting down with Rap Radar, the Atlanta hit-maker detailed how the album came together and who was involved.

“We shot the ‘Where Ya At’ video a few months ago,” he explained. “That same year, it was two times before that that I seen Drake. Like, we’d be in the studio and he’d be like, ‘Yo, we gotta do that tape.’ But he’d be laughing. I don’t know he’d be serious. Like, he would just be talking about me and him. I don’t know what he was talking about. Then we got to the ‘Where Ya At’ video, and the conversation came up again. He was telling Future and Esco, ‘Yeah, I’ve been telling Metro let’s do the tape.’ I was like, ‘Oh shit. Alright, this nigga is pretty serious.’ He was like, ‘Fuck it, we gonna come to Atlanta.’ And two weeks later, we had the studio rented out for like six days.”

Metro Boomin also remembered meeting Kanye West and almost having him involved in What a Time To Be Alive as well.

“I was with [Young] Thug one time,” he detailed. “We was on the way to Kanye’s house. At this point, I had never met him. I still barely know that nigga (laughs). I met him one time with Travi$ [Scott] and I seen him one other time. But Thug was there before that. We just recorded ‘Chanel Vintage’ in LA. Thug was out there the day before that. We was supposed to go the next day. Long story short cause I was sleeping in the car. I guess the person driving was speeding or whatever, and we got pulled over. You know, cops always smell weed. Shit like that. Niggas was smoking in the car or whatever. It gets to the search and they find something and it’s a situation. Thug’s a pro. He stashed a lot. He stashed a whole lot. He really amazed me. It was all good. We made it through the situation but we just had to go straight back to Atlanta.”

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