Leland Tyler Wayne (born September 16, 1993), professionally known as Metro Boomin (also known as Young Metro, Metro Beatz or Metro), is an American record producer and DJ from St. Louis, Missouri, currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. Metro is best known for producing instrumentals for prominent rappers across the American hip hop industry such as Future, Young Thug, Drake, and Kanye West.
Leland Tyler Wayne was born on September 16, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Parkway North High School. After a brief stint playing bass guitar in his middle school band, Metro first started making beats in the seventh grade at age 13, when his mother bought him a laptop and he got a copy of the music production software FruityLoops.
In high school, Metro churned out five beats a day.Initially, Metro wanted to rap, and started making beats so that he could have music to rap over, but after deciding that he liked making beats more than rapping, he put his full attention into production. As he continued to develop his production sound, while still in high school, Metro began to utilize social media properties, like Twitter, to network with bigger artists and submit beats.