By now, almost everyone who keeps up with hip hop happenings has heard the phrase, “If Young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon shoot you.”
What started as a tag for Metro Boomin’s beats has quickly snowballed into fodder for memes and even made its way into the current US race for president with people making signs that read, “Young Metro doesn’t trust Donald Trump,” and a reporter for Complex News asking former presidential hopeful Ben Carson to finish the lyric “If Young Metro Don’t Trust you …,” to which the retired neurosurgeon replied “Then you probably need to either become honest or be able to explain the reason for their doubts.”
Though it became viral when it was featured on Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” and then on “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” from Kanye West’s recently released album, The Life of Pablo, producer Young Metro recently sat down with DJ Drama and explained that the drop first appeared on a song by Uncle Murda titled “Right Now.”
“I’ve been using that as a tag in beats since about August,” the 22-year-old producer said. “‘Jumpman,’ before the song was recorded, that beat, it already said that. Me and Future had did this song with Uncle Murda and one of the lines he had said in there was, ‘If young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon’ shoot you.’ When he said that it had a different tone, but I remember when we were in the studio he had another tone, which is the one that’s the tag that was just like muted. I just made sure to go back on the session and just get it and just go HAM with it.”
Later in the interview, Metro talked about Kanye’s reaction to the line: “I had a sense that he liked it because we were in the studio before, and you know the Kanye dance he does when he’s doing his thing? He was just going crazy doing that and saying (over and over again), ‘If Young Metro don’t trust you…’
Check out Metro Boomin’s full interview with DJ Drama here.