Black Metaphor Breaks Down His Production for XXL Magazine


It takes some producers years to land a beat with a major-label artist, let alone a breakout banger. But 23-year-old upstart Byron Forest, better known as Black Metaphor, is making it look easy. The bubbling, Atlanta-based—Southside Atlanta to be exact—beatsmith snagged his first big record with Young Jeezy’s It’s Tha World standout heatrock “Get Right.” But that’s not all: After signing with the Nightrydas Production team (consisting of Kenoe, Tone the Beat Bully, Snizzy and Crack Coke) this past August, Black, who attends Middle Tennessee State University for audio production, quickly landed placement on Meek Mill’s Dreams and Nightmares with the track “In God We Trust,” and soon after the production credits started rolling in... Read full XXL interview