2016 Adult Swim Singles Program, Week 25: Metro Boomin’ – “Forever Young”

<—- Week 24: Pussy Riot feat. Desi Mo & Leikeli47 – “Straight Outta Vagina”

Week 26: Lord RAJA – “Fox Den” —->

Hey everyone. RobBarracuda here, and it’s time to talk about the newest release from the 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program.

Rap producer Metro Boomin’ has made a pretty big name for himself in the past few years, producing beats and tracks for some of the biggest rappers in the game right now such as Drake, Gucci Mane, Future, Young Thug, and even Yeezy himself. He’s also become associated with a somewhat humorous internet meme related to one of his signature producer tags: “If Young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gonna shoot ya!” (this piece would not be complete without that obligatory reference thrown in). He’s now here to close out the main portion of the singles program this year (more on that later) with an instrumental titled “Forever Young”. If you’ve heard Metro’s beats and production before, you know what to expect from this track with its low-key moodiness driven by low bass, mechanical trap-style snares, and synth tones that echo like a submarine’s sonar radio. The best part of the beat is the twinkling bells that play throughout much of the track, creating an oddly somber atmosphere, kind of like the worst Christmas you’ll ever experience. I’ll admit this kind of rap isn’t normally my thing, but Metro can craft some good beats when he sees fit, and this is a pretty solid tune, bringing a certain sense of finality to this compilation*. You can stream “Forever Young” down below, and be sure to download it and the other released singles right here.

*As I hinted at earlier, this is apparently not the true end of the 2016 Singles Program. While the main 25 acts are pretty much out of the way, as always there will be a smattering of bonus tracks (6, this time) from the following artists:

-Lord RAJA (electronic)
-Krallice (experimental black metal)
-Chino Amobi (electronic)
-The Body (sludge/doom metal)
-Masta Killa feat. Method Man & Redman (hip-hop)
-The Obsessed (metal)


Let us know what you think of the song down in the comments below, or tweet us @SquadSwim. Follow me on Twitter: @RobBarracuda.


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