Metro Booming Announces Concert & Scholarship
“If young Metro don’t trust you…” raps Atlanta emcee Future, something’s definitely wrong. And apparently, that extends to political candidates, too.
This November, Metro Boomin, an in-demand producer who’s worked with Drake, the Weeknd, and Nicki Minaj, is hosting a “Young Metro Don’t Trust Trump” concert on November 4, and it’s for a good cause.
“With the election coming, I think it’s time to speak out, and not like speak out by getting extra political with this s**t, but let people know. So letting y’all know I don’t trust him, you don’t trust him and go ahead and celebrate that,” he told Complex about the show.
Metro continued: “And also, people love coming to concerts and coming together, though at the same time it’s not all about that, but sharing the message and the same view. With it so close to the election, I thought, let’s have this concert and celebrate this and all agree that we can’t have this guy as our President.”
In addition to motivating his fans to vote against Donald Trump, Metro Boomin is also using the event to give back to his community. The proceeds from the concert will go toward establishing a scholarship to send one student–every single year–from his hometown of St. Louis to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, just like he did.
YOUNG METRO DON'T TRUST TRUMP CONCERT IN NYC NOV 4th. PROCEEDS WILL SEND A ST LOUIS HS SENIOR TO MOREHOUSE COLLEGE pic.twitter.com/cnuKDTagSv
— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) September 21, 2016
Not just this year, but I'm going to put a new high school senior from St. Louis through Morehouse college EVERY year.
— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) September 22, 2016
Though Young Metro ended up leaving Morehouse early to pursue his music career, he wants to ensure others from his hometown obtain their education.
Metro Boomin isn’t the only one giving back to the HBCU they attended. Sean “Diddy” Combs recently gave Howard University $1 million scholarship to help students who need financial help.