Hawks Talon Head Coach Wesley Acuff Was Joined by Metro Boomin as Part of the Award-Winning Talon Takeover Series
Hawks Talon GC, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, hosted a special livestream on the team’s official Twitch channel as part of a content series called Talon Takeover. As part of the stream, Hawks Talon’s Team Manager and Head Coach Wesley Acuff was joined by Grammy® Award-nominated diamond-certified producer and artist Metro Boomin. Metro Boomin’s unmatched, unprecedented, and undeniable discography encompasses the quintuple-platinum “Jumpman” by Drake and Future, quadruple-platinum “Bad and Boujee” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert] by Migos, diamond-selling “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo] by Post Malone, quintuple-platinum “Mask Off” by Future, quadruple-platinum “Bounce Back” by Big Sean, and many more.
“It was great to host a special Talon Takeover with Metro Boomin,” said Acuff. “He is undeniably one of the most talented artists and producers in hip-hop music today, and we had a great time talking with him about his impact on culture as well as playing NBA 2K with him.”
During the stream, the conversation revolved around Metro Boomin’s background as well as his passion for producing and recording music as well as video games.
Working with The Weeknd, Metro Boomin’ co-produced the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Heartless” and contributed three more tracks to the chart-dominating 2020 epic After Hours. Along the way, he also joined forces with 21 Savage for the 2016 blockbuster Savage Mode and its even bigger 2020 successor Savage Mode II—which bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, went gold, and closed out the year on multiple year-end lists. Other knockout collaborative albums included Double or Nothing with Big Sean and Without Warning with Offset and 21 Savage, both of which crashed the Top 10 of the Top 200. In 2018, he unleashed his full-length solo debut, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, seizing #1 on the Top 200 upon release and eventually reaching platinum status. The FADER hailed him as “The Most Trusted Guy in Rap,” HIGHSNOBIETY christened this era “The Boom Years,” and The Wall Street Journal dubbed him “The Rap Producer Shaping Pop Music.” Plus, he launched his own record label Boominati Worldwide in partnership with Republic Records. Metro Boomin continues to shape the culture every time he gets behind the beat.