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Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has taken over everything since it came out. The film has received rave reviews and continues to pull in huge box office numbers. On top of that it has a number of promotional tie-ins including a soundtrack executive produced by Metro Boomin. In a recent interview with Variety Metro talked about the shadow of the first film’s soundtrack. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse preceded this film and had a soundtrack that featured “Sunflower.” The collaboration between Post Malone and Swae Lee went on to be a massive hit song. In developing a soundtrack for the sequel Metro Boomin made it clear he wasn’t trying to outdo the success of that song.

“‘Sunflower’ was a great record — was it 17 times platinum or something like that, something insane? And things like that don’t happen often, so I didn’t even want to go into it with the mind of how am I going to top “Sunflower”?” Metro explained. In fact, the song is now 18 times platinum which is just one in a long list of commercial accomplishments it made. The track spent 33 weeks in the top 10 of the Hot 100. It also ended up as the 4th best-selling song of 2019. “So more than trying to make a song that’s 20 times platinum, I just wanted to focus on making a great album and a listening experience from top to bottom that you’re just going to want to keep playing,” he added.

Metro Boomin’s Spider-Verse

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JUNE 1: Metro Boomin attends “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse” Screening Hosted by Halo & 2 Chainz at Regal Atlantic Station on June 1, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)

Later on in the interview, he clarified his ambitions for the soundtrack. “So there might not be a “Sunflower” or a song that’s like 15 or even 10 times platinum or anything like that, but there might be a bunch of songs that people really love and make and integrate as a part of their everyday lives.”

The soundtrack features an impressive roster of collaborators from the hip-hop world and beyond. Future, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, and 21 Savage make up just some of the many artists lending their voices and work to the various songs. Let us know what you think about the Across The Spider-Verse soundtrack in the comments below.

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