Metro Boomin Donates $100,000 to Five Women-Centered St. Louis Nonprofits
Metro Boomin Donates $100,000 to Five Women-Centered St. Louis Nonprofits in Honor of His Mother’s Legacy
Rung for Women and Amazon Access Continue to Partner with the Artist & Music Producer to Support the Community
Hosts ‘Metro Boomin Night’ at the Cardinals’ Busch Stadium with First Pitch and Performance Outside Ballpark Village Including 45 Kids from the Local Sankofa House

 

Photo Credit: Ben Munson/St. Louis Cardinals
May 21, 2024 (St. Louis, MO) –– Globally-renowned artist and music producer Leland Tyler Wayne, who grew up in St. Louis and is known professionally as Metro Boomin, leaders of Rung for Women and Amazon Access presented checks totaling $100,000 to five local nonprofits yesterday. The funds will benefit recipients’ ongoing work to improve the lives of women and children in the St. Louis area.
“I’ve seen firsthand the work that goes into being a single mother. Mine was my inspiration and my hero,” said Metro. “It’s very important to me to pay it forward, because I see the same resilience and dedication in the women these organizations work with.”
Five organizations each received $20,000:
Each grant will go directly to individual women, helping make their lives a little easier by reducing debt and/or paying expenses such as child care, rent, and utilities.
“We are excited to partner with Metro Boomin in his work to lift up single mothers in St. Louis,” said Leslie Gill, President of Rung. “Inspired by the remarkable love he has for his late mother, he is demonstrating a commitment to women and to our community.”
The funds distributed were raised during the Leslie Joanne Soirée holiday event Metro held at Rung in December, presented by Amazon Access. The artist-producer also hosted ‘Metro Boomin Night’ during the May 20th Cardinals game, where he played a pre-game outdoor music set at the Together Credit Union Plaza at Ballpark Village and threw the first pitch, culminating in a 6-3 home team win. Additionally, Metro brought out 45 kids from the Sankofa House, an organization providing solidarity and social space for African diaspora students and allies, promoting activism for silenced voices, and seeking truth in communities and their histories, to join him in this day of celebration and giving back.
With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans were able to take home an exclusive Metro Boomin bobblehead and a portion of each ticket sold was donated to Rung for Women, which offers comprehensive support services for women in St. Louis. Rung is acting as a fiduciary agent for Metro as he establishes his own, independent nonprofit foundation.
About Metro Boomin:
Since 2013, GRAMMY® Award-nominated diamond-certified producer, DJ, and artist Metro Boomin has defined not only the sound, but the direction of hip-hop. Tallying tens of billions of streams, he impressively endures as the “Highest-Streaming Producer” in music. With dozens of smashes to his name including 52 Billboard Hot 100 hits as a lead artist, his unmatched, unprecedented, and undeniable discography encompasses the quintuple-platinum “Jumpman” by Drake and Future, quadruple-platinum “Bad and Boujee” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert] by Migos, 14x Platinum “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo] by Post Malone, 9x Platinum “Mask Off” by Future, and many more. He has notched three #1 debuts on the Billboard 200 with the platinum full-length solo debut LP Not All Heroes Wear Capes [2018], gold-certified Savage Mode II with 21 Savage, and his platinum sophomore album HEROES & VILLAINS [2022] hailed by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Clash, Slant and more. In the wake of the latter, he notably scored 2024 GRAMMY® Award nods for “Producer of the Year” and “Best Rap Album.” He also architected the official soundtrack for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse. The album—Metro Boomin Presents Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse—became his “6th Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200.” In 2023, It’s no wonder Variety crowned him its ‘”Producer of the Year,” Time touted him on the “Time100Next,” and he took home BET Hip Hop Awards for “Best DJ of the Year” and “Best Producer of the Year.” However, Metro never stops, and 2024 will be no exception.
About Rung for Women
Rung for Women is a nonprofit career accelerator with a mission to inspire all women to climb the economic opportunity ladder. Rung helps women build confidence and guides them to explore and pursue successful career pathways in high-demand industries they may have not realized were available to them. Through career coaching and a community of support, Rung members take action toward a better future for themselves–with more salary, more respect, and more fulfillment. Learn more at rungforwomen.org.
About Amazon Access:
Amazon Access is one-stop-shop for customers to explore programs, discounts, and features that make shopping on Amazon even easier and more affordable. Here, customers will find information on options like payment with SNAP EBT, Amazon Layaway, and more. Key among the programs featured in the hub is Prime Access, Prime’s discounted membership program for qualifying government assistance recipients. Eligible customers in the U.S. who sign up for Prime Access get all the exclusive benefits and perks of a Prime membership for just $6.99 a month—more than 50% off the cost of a full-priced membership.

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