Metro Boomin’s latest studio album, “Heroes & Villains,” is the highly anticipated sequel to his previous album, “Not All Heroes Wear Capes,” released in 2018.On December 2, 2022, Boominati and Republic Records released the album, which showcases a star-studded list of guest appearances. The guests include many celebs, for example John Legend, Chris Brown, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Young Nudy, the Weeknd,…
Production and Recording of “Heroes & Villains”
Metro Boomin takes on the primary role of production for the album, alongside a talented team of producers, including TM88, Johan Lenox, DaHeala, Allen Ritter, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., and Oz. Recording for the album took place between 2020 and 2022.
Album Reception and Success
Upon its release, “Heroes & Villains” debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200, selling 185,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. This marked Metro Boomin’s third number one album. Moreover, the album’s engaging production, catchy beats, and star-studded list of guest appearances contributed to its success. Specially, the lead single “Creepin'” featuring The Weeknd and 21 Savage reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, while other songs on the album also charted, with “Superhero (Heroes & Villains)” featuring Future and Chris Brown reaching number eight.
Sequel to “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”
As a planned trilogy, “Heroes & Villains” serves as the second album in the series. In addition, ASAP Rocky and Morgan Freeman serve as the album’s narrators, providing a unique storytelling element to the album.
Deluxe Editions and Remixes
A deluxe edition titled the “Heroes Version” followed the album. Three days after the initial release, they released the “Heroes Version” deluxe edition, which featured the song instrumentals. Furthermore, a remixed edition, titled the “Villains Version,” was released on February 17, 2023, in collaboration with OG Ron C and DJ Candlestick.
To sum up, with its engaging production, star-studded guest appearances, and unique storytelling elements, “Heroes & Villains” is a standout album from Metro Boomin. Fans of his previous work and newcomers alike will enjoy the catchy beats and immersive experience provided by the album.