On Tuesday (Dec. 26), Metro Boomin took to social media to share a text exchange with Zaytoven — one that appeared to confirm an upcoming collaboration between the two. In the screenshot provided, the St. Louis beatsmith could be seen giving his Bay Area counterpart his flowers after receiving a song that the two worked on together.

“Me and [Zaytoven] probably got 100 beats by now. I got on here to ask you guys what artist should we do a tape with first, but now I’m thinking maybe it should be a compilation tape of various artists over these masterpieces!” Metro wrote. “The sound of these beats me and [Zaytoven] make together are so unique, like nothing my ears have ever heard before. I think we need a name as a production duo… Any ideas?”

As expected, Metro received plenty of responses from fans who threw out several artists for the producers to connect with, including Kodak Black, Don Toliver, and Travis Scott. One user, WillyMoe19, brought up Future as a viable option for the beat-making heavyweights. “Got plenty on the album already,” Metro stated in response, presumably referring to his upcoming joint LP with the Freebandz head honcho.

Much of 2023 saw the HEROES & VILLAINS talent updating the masses on his and Future’s long-awaited full-length effort. This past March, REVOLT reported on Metro’s declaration that fans can “definitely bet on” the project to arrive this year. In October, he told Complex that said forthcoming release is the only thing he’s concerned about right now. “My blinders [are] on tunnel vision. All I can see right now is me and Future’s album. Nothing else until that’s out,” he told the publication. “When it’s a [release] date, the world’s going to know.” Just prior to Christmas Day (Dec. 25), Future echoed Metro’s sentiments with a short message on his Instagram Stories. “Album on the way,” read the post.