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  • Jacques: 2017's Grammy nominations contained a glaring omission in the Producer of the

  • Year category - Metro Boomin.

  • Born Leland Tyler Wayne, the 24 year old St. Louis native has had a storied year

  • with 5 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles - garnering Kodak Black, Big Sean, Future, Migos and Lil

  • Uzi Vert, their highest placements to-date.

  • Jacques: He's also responsible for a slew of other Billboard hits.

  • Check out a few:

  • Jacques: Boomin's Hot 100 dominance peaked in mid-November when he produced 10% of the

  • songs on the Hot 100 chart for the third time.

  • The Wall Street Journal's Neil Shah noted that he'd done this twice before in 2015.

  • Jacques: Metro's prolific output lead Music

  • Business Worldwide to name him the number one songwriter for the first half of 2017,

  • surpassing Ed Sheeran, Jack Antonoff and frequent collaborator, Migos' Quavo.

  • Metro: I just knew in the back of my mind, like, man, if you putting this much time in this,

  • all day, you not doing nothing else one day it's gotta work.

  • Jacques: In June, Metro began a partnership with Republic Records and Universal Music

  • Group for his own label, Boominati Worldwide.

  • He's fought for producers creative rights as well, calling out the Atlantic Records-funded

  • Artist Publishing Group, a label-services company, for quote:

  • ...want[ing] to slave you and steal your music

  • to make hits.

  • In December 2017, Metro announced the 'Double or Nothing' project with rapper

  • Big Sean.

  • This would be his third rapper-producer project of 2017 after October's 'Without Warning'

  • with 21 Savage and Offset and July's 'Perfect Timing' with Toronto's NAV, peaking at

  • number 4 and 13 on the Billboard 200 charts, respectively.

  • He also produced all of Gucci Mane's 'Droptopwop' and a large part of 21 Savages' 'Issa Album.'

  • As for the Grammy snub, Metro has been quiet but Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

  • said this on his Beats 1 show:

  • Ezra: It's not just that he's a cool producer - he legitimately produced these huge crossover rap songs.

  • He had a really crazy year.

  • Very few producers ever have years like that.

  • He was the producer of the year.

  • Jacques: I'm Jacques Morel with Genius News, bringing you the meaning and the knowledge

  • behind the music.

  • Peace!

Jacques: 2017's Grammy nominations contained a glaring omission in the Producer of the

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