Metro Boomin Makes History as First Hip-Hop Producer to Perform at Egyptian Pyramids


May 21, 2024

Metro Boomin, the St. Louis-born producer who has become a cornerstone of contemporary hip-hop, is currently experiencing a zenith in his career!

His recent performance in Egypt was historic—selling out not just one but two nights at the iconic venue Kundalini Grand Pyramids. The moment was historic, the coveted producer becoming the first hip-hop producer to ever perform at the Egyptian Pyramids, a testament to his global influence. This accomplishment comes just two years after a devastating personal loss—the murder of his mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne, in 2022.

According to Complex, in the wake of this tragedy, Metro poured his grief into a heartfelt social media post, describing his mother as his “best friend” and the emotional toll the loss had taken. Despite this unfathomable loss, Metro’s dedication to music and his mother’s memory has only grown stronger.


Looking at Metro’s achievements, it’s clear his dedication is paying off. As detailed by Billboard Explains, Metro boasts an impressive record:

  • 16 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including The Weeknd’s “Heartless” and the chart-topping “Like That” with Future and Kendrick Lamar.
  • Seven top 10 entries on the Billboard 200, including his collaborative albums with Future, “We Don’t Trust You” and “We Still Don’t Trust You,” which both debuted at No. 1.
  • A record-breaking 18-week reign at the top of the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart with his solo project, “Heroes and Villains”.

Metro’s recent Egyptian shows were the cherry on top of some already huge cultural moments. Billboard describes the audience’s enthusiastic response during the Pyramids performance; attendees knew the lyrics to many of his songs, showcasing the global reach of his music. The awe Metro felt performing against the backdrop of the pyramids was palpable. “I could never even fathom doing a show and performing in front of something as crazy and legendary and historic as this,” he told reporters.

Metro’s passion for hip-hop is a driving force in his work. In 2023, when industry concerns arose regarding the genre’s stagnation, Metro took it personally. “I felt they were trying to wash our genre and culture away,” he said. This ignited a fire within him, fueling his desire to prove hip-hop’s continued relevance.


Metro Boomin hasn’t just made history. He’s paving the way for future artists and generations. His recent success speaks to his ability to be resilient in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. With each chart-topping hit and sold-out show, Metro not only secures his own place in music history but also ensures the continued relevance of hip-hop through its evolutions.

Watch his collaboration with Spotify, which showcases a behind-the-scenes view of the historic milestone:

Cover photo: Metro Boomin Makes History as First Hip Hop Producer to Perform at Egyptian Pyramids / Credit: Gunner Stahl


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