Long before the release of his debut studio album, 2018’s #1 Billboard chart-topper “Not All Heroes Wear Capes,” Metro Boomin was already something of a mogul in the hip-hop community. Born Leland Tyler Wayne, the 28-year-old Missouri native began making beats in high school and utilized social media platforms — Twitter and the like — to network with established hip-hop artists. He first rose to fame about eight years ago, thanks to collaborations with prominent acts like Gucci Mane and Future, both of whom he met online.
Word spread quickly and since then, Metro has produced songs for everyone from Kanye West and Nicki Minaj to Drake and Lana Del Rey. Highlights of his career thus far include major hit singles like Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” and Post Malone’s “Congratulations”; the former was certified 4x platinum and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the latter achieved the rare Diamond certification at 10x platinum. And in 2020, the now-heavily-in-demand music supernova released the collaborative album “Savage Mode II” with 21 Savage, which reached #1 on the Billboard 200.
With major success comes the need for a major residential upgrade, and the serial hitmaker has dropped $4.9 million on a decidedly idiosyncratic mansion. Tucked away on the outskirts of Los Angeles within the guard-gated Bell Canyon community, deep in the San Fernando Valley’s furthest reaches, the flat-roofed and somewhat squat-looking spread was recently completed and built on speculation by a local contractor and his wife.
Set on more than an acre of hillside land, the house sits far above the street, blessed with what the listing describes as “spectacular country and city views.” A long concrete driveway winds up and around on its way to the spacious motorcourt, which fronts a four-car garage with tandem parking.