When we talk about visionary beatsmiths in the 21st Century hip-hop scene, Metro Boomin’s name is irrefutably etched in gold. From his early collaborations with Future on ‘Monster’ (2014) to his genre-defining work on Travis Scott’s ‘ASTROWORLD’ (2018), the St. Louis-born producer has rapidly become a beacon of innovation, driving the sonic landscape with his captivating instrumentals and signature taglines.

Whether it’s the meticulous basslines, hypnotic drum patterns, or the atmospheric soundscapes he crafts, Metro Boomin offers a unique audio experience. His work is a testament to his deft production chops and his keen sense of the cultural pulse, leading to a universal appeal that crosses both regional and generational lines. This list explores the trajectory of his career by cataloguing the best tracks from every corner of his expansive body of work.

So let’s get into it. From the ominous allure of ‘Creepin” to the melodious mood of ‘I Can’t Save You’, here are the best Metro Boomin songs that are hot right now.

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I Can’t Save You (with Future & feat. Don Toliver)

It’s a dark, melancholic track with lyrics punctuated by a recurring line, “I can’t save you”, underscoring the inability to rescue others from their self-dug graves. The haunting production, combined with a brutally honest narrative, stands as a stark reminder of hip-hop’s roots in contrasting the glitz and glamour with harsh realities.

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Self Love (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) (Metro Boomin & Coi Leray)

Metro Boomin’s knack for crafting cinematic ambience shines here, as he weaves a sonic-story of self-acceptance, independence, and the struggles of unrequited love. The throwdown showcases hip-hop’s maturation, continuing to tackle conversations surrounding mental health and emotional well-being.

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Annihilate (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) (Metro Boomin & Swae Lee, Lil Wayne, Offset)

Metro, Swae Lee, Lil Wayne, and Offset unite to paint a vivid picture of overcoming adversity while refusing to be annihilated by life’s hardships. The lyrics encapsulate the essence of the Spider-Verse, drawing parallels between the hero’s journey and the hustle in the hip-hop game.

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Raindrops (Insane) [with Travis Scott]

The melodic song, laced with vivid lyricism, reflects on the struggles of fame and success through a metaphor of raindrops – used to symbolize their tears and emotions. It’s the duo’s understanding of pain’s duality – the good and bad, as a vital part of their journey, that imbues the track with a deeply resonant truth.

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Calling (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) (Metro Boomin & Swae Lee, NAV, feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie)

The lyrics depict an intense willingness to risk it all for love, showing a depth of vulnerability not often seen in mainstream hip-hop. Each artist articulates the struggle of love’s highs and lows, emphasizing their readiness to give it all, whether it’s lifting a loved one up or facing their own shortcomings. It’s a track that resonates, with Boomin’s signature beats lacing it all together.

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10 Freaky Girls (with 21 Savage)

The pair craft a trap masterpiece, lacing sinister beats with Savage’s cold, unflinching flow. The lyrics symbolize Savage’s gritty street roots and opulent lifestyle, with imagery of violence and opulence surfacing in lines like “hangin’ off my earlobes is a rock, hangin’ off my waistline is a Glock”. The track serves as both a testament to their dominance and a challenge to any pretenders.

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Around Me (feat. Don Toliver)

It’s essentially a demand for loyalty, expressing the anxieties that come with success—questioning who’ll stick around when the glitz fades. The beat enhancement midway takes listeners on a sonic journey, affirming Metro’s dexterity in beat manipulation.

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Niagara Falls (Foot or 2) [with Travis Scott & 21 Savage]

It sees Travis Scott and 21 Savage trading verses about the difficulties they faced to achieve their current status, metaphorically portrayed as the sheer force and drop of Niagara Falls. Metro’s hard-hitting beat adds a grittiness that underlines the perseverance expressed in the lyrics.

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Am I Dreaming (Metro Boomin & A$AP Rocky, Roisee)

Rocky’s verses, layered over Metro’s atmospheric beats, touch the listener with their vulnerability, painting pictures of past struggles and future aspirations. Yet, despite the undertones of yearning and regret, there’s a resilient spirit that echoes throughout – a testament to their journey and testament to hip hop’s transformative power.

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Overdue (with Travis Scott)

Metro Boomin and Travis Scott absolutely bodied this joint. Scott’s heavy auto-tune meshes perfectly with Metro’s hazy, subdued beats, creating a dreamy sound. The lyrics hit on themes of recognition and overdue success, matching the intensity of Metro’s simmering backdrop. It’s a murky banger that showcases just how dope Scott and Metro’s synergy can be when they get in their bag together.

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Space Cadet (feat. Gunna)

Its abstract lyrics lean into astral themes, exploring the feeling of being out of this world, evoking a sense of disconnect that comes from newfound fame and success. The meticulous production by Metro Boomin encapsulates this mood, creating a soundscape that feels like a cosmic journey.

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Superhero (Heroes & Villains) [with Future & Chris Brown]

Future’s auto-tuned meditations and Chris Brown’s hard-hitting verses sync with Metro’s well-executed trap beat. The track blends the imperfections of heroism with a villain’s grit, using metaphoric lyrics that reflect on the duality of fame and the hip-hop lifestyle. It’s a musical journey, embodying struggle, triumph, and the fine line trodden by artists caught up in the game.

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Trance (with Travis Scott & Young Thug)

The lyrics, marked by hedonism and nocturnal exploits, echo the track’s hypnotic, hard-hitting beats. It’s pure turn-up music, meant to be blasted in clubs and at parties, a testament to Metro’s knack for crafting high-energy anthems.

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Too Many Nights (feat. Don Toliver & with Future)

The lyrics delve into a narrative of excess and consequence, painting a candid picture of the hedonistic lifestyle and its emotional toll, showcasing the producers dexterity in creating evocative hip-hop beats for complex narratives.

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Creepin’ (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)

Metro Boomin crafts a chilling production that matches the predatory progression of the lyrics, painting a picture of escapism and nocturnal activities. It’s a testament to the artistry of Metro, who consistently curates spaces for diverse hip-hop voices to converge and create magic.