When rap fans look back at this year in music, the rise of the deluxe album should be a leading topic of conversation. But Metro Boomin thinks this fad is quickly losing its novelty.
In the caption of an Instagram post announcing a chopped and screwed version of his No. 1 collab album with 21 Savage, re-titled 'Savage Mode II [Chopped Not Slopped],' the executive producer laid his thoughts out plainly, writing, "That deluxe s**t burnt out."
(Kenny Beats, another top producer, seemed to agree with Metro's take at least little bit, as he commented a laughing and crying emoji.)
The collection of remixes "paying homage to the OGs and classic hip-hop," i.e. Houston rap pioneers like DJ Screw and Pimp C, dropped when the clock struck midnight earlier today, Monday, Oct. 19.
DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia, one of Metro's all-time favorite groups that often crafted their own chopped and screwed cuts, amplified the re-release on his social media. "My Nephys Don Brought Back Chopped n Screwed To The Masses," he wrote.
Everyone who's anyone has gone the deluxe route in 2020, from Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Baby to Machine Gun Kelly and The Weeknd.
In fact, Don Cannon, the co-founder of Uzi's label Generation Now, recently credited the Philadelphia artist with starting the "deluxe trend" via his 14-track 'Eternal Atake' expanded edition that arrived earlier this year. He continued, "It’s like [Uzi] is doing a whole other wave of visionary s**t."
Though 'Savage Mode II' was bumped from the throne on the Billboard 200 by Pop Smoke, Metro is forever grateful. His debut album as an artist and producer, 'Not All Heroes Wear Capes,' just went platinum!