"Thank God For The Day" follows Metro Boomin, the 22-year-old that the world has placed its trust in. Filmed this spring in Atlanta, The short doc follows Metro from a studio session with Southside and 21 Savage to his college barbershop, the stage of a sold-out Future show, and one of the city’s finest institutions, Magic City. In the background, you’ll hear some unreleased Metro instrumentals and a snippet of his masterpiece for Young Thug, "Hercules."
Born Leland Tyler Wayne, at 13 Metro Boomin decided he’d have no “normal high school kid life.” He hacked away and eventually convinced his mother, Leslie, to begin chauffeuring him on 17-hour round-trip drives to and from Atlanta, where he’d spend weekends recording. He was later accepted prestigious HBCU Morehouse, but dropped out just months into the first semester, unable to ignore his own momentum.
That decision wasn’t easy, and Metro made it with the support of friends—a class of producers including Southside, DJ Spinz, and Sonny Digital with a communal sense about how beats can be made. Since, Metro has become as famous as a rap producer gets. He’s worked for a decade and made a signature brand out of forehead-accoutrements. But arguably, his good vibes are the single most significant source of his success.