In 2023, Metro Boomin continued to dominate the charts and the culture with his innovative and versatile production skills. He was honored with the Producer of the Year award from Variety, a prestigious entertainment magazine.
Variety announced Metro Boomin as the Producer of the Year for the 2023 Hitmakers program, recognizing the artists and executives who have made the most impact in the music business.
"Variety praised Metro Boomin for his “groundbreaking production skills” and ability to “consistently push the boundaries of creativity.” Variety also highlighted some of the projects in which Metro Boomin was involved in 2023, such as:"
- The soundtrack for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse featured collaborations with Swae Lee, Lil Wayne, Offset, ASAP Rocky, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, and many more.
- Almost Healed, the highly anticipated album by Lil Durk, showcased Metro Boomin’s signature trap sound and Durk’s melodic rap style.
- Utopia, the fourth studio album by Travis Scott, was executive produced by Metro Boomin and featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Young Thug, and more.
- Rolling 200 Deep, the historic song by DJ Kay Slay, featured 200 rappers on one track, including Metro Boomin himself.
Metro Boomin accepted the award in a video message in which he thanked Variety, his fans, his collaborators, and his family. He also expressed his gratitude for being able to do what he loves and make a difference in the world.
"He said, “I’m just blessed to be able to create music that inspires people, that makes people happy, that makes people feel something. Music is a powerful thing, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”"
Metro Boomin is not only a producer but also a visionary and a leader in the hip-hop culture. He has proven himself a craft master and a force to be reckoned with. He is the hitmaker behind the biggest songs of 2023, and he is not slowing down anytime soon.