Metro Boomin is clearly a fan of the days where one producer and one rapper would team up to record an entire project. This year alone, Metro laced the beats for Gucci Mane’s DropTopWop, Nav’s Perfect Timing, and Offset & 21 Savage’s Without Warning. Today, the prolific Atlanta producer has announced yet another addition to his repertoire – a collaboration album with Detroit rapper Big Sean, called Double Or Nothing. The news was confirmed in an interview with Billboard, who spoke to the duo at their rented house in California.Metro opens up by explaining why he prefers the single-producer, citing a few key classics as examples. “I was born in ’93,” he says, “and a lot of projects [from that era] had one producer, maybe two.
They sounded more cohesive — better as a whole.” Metro had previously collaborated with Big Sean’s I Decided single “Bounce Back,” as well as two other tracks from that album. Most recently, they teamed up to deliver “Pull Up N Wreck” with 21 Savage. And while Metro’s signature sound has since went on to shape the hip-hop landscape, Double Or Nothing will reportedly find him exploring new styles and genres.Apparently, the project was made in both Atlanta and Los Angeles, with plenty of spontaneous writing sessions. Basically, Metro would make a beat on the spot, and Sean would follow-suit with lyrics. Sean alleges “on some tracks, the playback will bleed into the microphone, because they recorded without a vocal booth or even a pair of headphones.”
While there has yet to be a release date for Double Or Nothing, you never know with these “surprise” albums. It could be dropping next week, or next year for all we know. What do ya’ll think about this one? Did you like Metro and Sean’s previous work? Sound off below, and stay tuned for more news on this pleasant surprise.
The release date for the album has still not been revealed but judging from Sean’s tweets, it can be guessed that it should arrive before 2017 is over. In case you missed it, listen to the first single off the album