Weird Radar Review: Not All Heroes Wear Capes – Metro Boomin’
Earlier in the year, Metro Boomin‘ mentioned retirement, but little did we all know, he was still firing up some savage songs.
I’m a fan of Metro Boomin’ and the production work that he does, with his famous, “If Young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon’ shoot you” producer tag. I was hoping that he wouldn’t retire so soon, because I really like his body of work. Most of all, I like his collaboration tape “Without Warning” with Offset (of the Migos) and 21 Savage, which was released on Halloween last year. Later on, he released a collaboration tape with Big Sean, “Double or Nothing” that was also released last year around this time.
If you don’t know Metro Boomin’, he’s most known for his production work on songs such as “Jumpman” by Drake and Future, “Bad and Boujee” by Migos and Lil Uzi Vert, “Mask Off” by Future, “Bank Account” by 21 Savage, and so many other of the hits that you probably have saved on your preferred streaming service.
Metro Boomin’ had various artists that are featured on the album post the album artwork, and there was also multiple billboards posted in Atlanta and New York that had a picture of Metro Boomin’ posted as a “missing person.” Come to find out this was all promotion for the Not All Heroes Wear Capes album.
The Not All Heroes Wear Capes album was released November 2 and it has artists such as, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, Gunna, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug, Wizkid, J Balvin, Swae Lee, Offset, and so many more! I think the variety of artists shows his connection and influence on Hip Hop and how versatile he truly is as a producer.
My favorite songs from the Not All Heroes Wear Capes album are,
- Dream Catcher with Swae Lee and Travi$ Scott,
- Space Cadet by Gunna,
- 10 Freaky Girls by 21 Savage (which samples “Are You the Woman”, written by Michael Jones and performed by Kashif and Whitney Houston),
- Up To Something by Travi$ Scott and Young Thug,
- Borrowed Love by Swae Lee and Wizkid (which samples “After Laughter (Comes Tears)”, written by Mary Cross and Johnnie Frierson, and performed by Wendy Rene),
- Only You by Wizkid, Offset, and J Balvin, and
- No More by Travi$ Scott, Kodak Black, and 21 Savage (which samples “Synopsis One: In the Ghetto / God Save the World”, written by Dale Warren and performed by 24-Carat Black).
But overall, I enjoy the entire album, and I listen to it every day. I like that every song blends into one another, and that they’re a sequence of each other. I think that goes to show that Metro Boomin’ took his time to make sure that everything blended well together sonically.
Also, another cool thing about the release, Metro Boomin’ released the instrumentals to every song from the album, so aspiring rappers, enjoy!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any credits for who created the artwork, but I think it’s very cool.