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Who knows how many Young Thug verses have made listeners draw back incredulously, but few will have been as affecting as hearing him rap on Metro Boomin’s “Metro Spider,” released while Thug sits in jail awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in Atlanta’s ground-shaking YSL Records RICO case. Thug has been locked up since May, but he and Metro were able to get “Metro Spider” done well before that. Ahead of the release of Metro’s HEROES & VILLAINS, Metro sat down with Ebro to talk about his and Thug's process. “When I made [the beat], I was like, ‘Yeah, I got to go take this to Thug,’ because he's a real creative person,” Metro says. “So I didn't even want to limit him in any kind of way. I was just trying to just let him do him first, and maybe if I wanted to go in a different direction, I would let him know after. But it's like, me and him been doing this so long that it was just like without even talking, he just did what I wanted him to do.” Listen to Thug on “Metro Spider” on Rap Life, the playlist at the forefront of hip-hop culture today, and if you hear something you like, add it to your library.