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Metro Boomin Teases More New Music With The Weeknd on the Way: ‘We Cooking Up’

The Canadian superstar is working on his Dawn FM follow-up.

Metro Boomin photographed by Sami Drasin on August 31, 2023 at Woodbury Story House in Altadena, Calif. Martine Rose suit.

Metro Boomin photographed by Sami Drasin on August 31, 2023 at Woodbury Story House in Altadena, Calif. Martine Rose suit.

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Metro Boomin has already unleashed two albums with Future and teased a third unknown project, but the grind doesn’t stop there for the St. Louis native.

While in Egypt for a concert at the Great Pyramids of Giza in April, Spotify caught up with Young Metro where he divulged his plans for the year, which include more collaborations with The Weeknd, who’s working on his Dawn FM follow up.


“The songs we did with The Weeknd, frequent collaborator of mine, ‘Low Life’ I feel like that was the beginning of our journey to now,” he said while thinking back to their first collab alongside Future that appeared on Pluto’s 2106 EVOL album (“Low Life” reached No. 16 on the Hot 100). “Which was with Future so I feel like it was just a full-circle moment.”

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He continued: “For him to appear between the two albums like four times. That’s big. You know, that’s family. Me and him working on a lot of stuff. You know, we cooking up for his new album. I know a lot of people are gonna be real pleased and even more happy.”

The Weeknd’s signature falsetto was sprinkled throughout Metro and Future’s We Don’t Trust You and We Still Don’t Trust You albums, both of which topped the Billboard 200.

“I really took it personally, in the past couple years, seeing different outlets and people sh—ing on hip-hop, saying ‘hip-hop is dying, hip-hop is this, it’s been this long since there was a hip-hop No. 1,'” Metro told Billboard Arabiaearlier in May. “Just trying to spin that whole hip-hop is dying narrative, at the same time trying to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop. I felt they were trying to wash our genre and culture away. I’m still in the game and I take it personal. Those kind of things disturbed me, at the same time, it was the kind of fuel I needed.”

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Metro Boomin headed to the Middle East to rock the Kundalini Grand Pyramids with a two-hour set for quite possibly the most unique concert he’s ever put on and it all went down in Egypt on April 30.

“I’ve always wanted to see this [the pyramids] with my own eyes, but I could never even fathom doing a show and performing in front of something as crazy and legendary and history as this,” Metro said. “I’m grateful for everyone, for the whole country.”

It’s been over two years since The Weeknd’s Dawn FM album — which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 — and it sounds like he’s back in album mode, and there could be more heat in the stash from Abel and Metro.

Watch the clip below.

This article was first published on Billboard U.S.

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