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808 Mafia
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresHip hop, trap
Occupation(s)Record production team
Songwriting team
InstrumentsDigital audio workstation
Years active2010–present
LabelsBrick Squad Monopoly
Mizay Entertainment
FBG
Associated acts
MembersSouthside
TM88
DY
Fuse 100
Tre Pounds
Gezin
Tarentino
Purps
Nonstop Da Hitman
Swede
Taliban Ju
MP808
Chris Fresh
Past membersJaye Neutron
Lex Luger

808 Mafia is an American record production and songwriting team, founded by record producers Southside and Lex Luger.[1] Southside is currently at the helm of the group. The group also includes producers TM88, DY, Fuse 100, Tarentino, Purps, Nonstop Da Hitman, MP808, among others. Its name comes from the drum machine commonly used in hip-hop music, the Roland TR-808.[2]

History

808 Mafia was founded in 2010 when rapper Waka Flocka Flame came up with the idea of a production team, made of his frequent collaborators Lex Luger and Southside. The group quickly expanded, adding a number of upcoming and affiliated producers, and is currently signed to Flame's label Brick Squad Monopoly. In addition to Waka Flocka Flame, 808 Mafia has produced tracks for many notable artists such as Gucci Mane, Future, Drake, Migos, 21 Savage, Chief Keef, Young Thug, Fredo Santana, Juicy J, DJ Khaled and Wiz Khalifa among others. Its members have also independently worked on songs with Kanye West, G Herbo, Jay-Z, G Eazy, Jeezy, Wale, Pusha T, and DJ Drama.[citation needed]

The group released its debut self-titled instrumental mixtape in 2012, hosted by Trap-A-Holics.[3] The mixtape was produced by and served as an introduction to 5 of its members: TM88 (credited as Trackman), Be-Bop, Purps, Bobby Beats, and Tarentino. A sequel called 808 Mafia II was announced for release on December 21, 2012, but the release was delayed multiple times. In March 2013, a trailer for the tape was released to the team's YouTube channel.[4] 808 Mafia II was released on April 23, 2013, via LiveMixtapes. It was hosted by Trap-A-Holics, DJ Scream and DJ Drama, and features production by Southside, TM88, Purps, Tarentino, Fuse, Chris Fresh, OG Taxx and Be Bop.[5]

Members

Former members

Discography

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes with selected album details
Title Album details
808 Mafia
  • Released: February 2, 2012
  • Label: Brick Squad Monopoly, Trap-A-Holics
  • Format: Digital download
808 Mafia 2
  • Released: August 23, 2013
  • Label: Brick Squad Monopoly
  • Format: Digital download

Singles produced

List of singles produced, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name [16]
Title Year Peak chart positions [17] Certifications Album
US US R&B US Rap US Bubbling
"Jealous"
(Fredo Santana featuring Kendrick Lamar)
2013 26

Trappin Ain't Dead
"Third Floor"
(Fredo Santana featuring Peewee Longway)
82 27 19
"Poppin'"
(Rico Richie featuring Meek Mill, French Montana, and Chris Brown)
2015 Realest Story Ever Told
"March Madness"
(Future)
35 8 RIAA: Gold 56 Nights
"Moves"
(Big Sean)
2017 38 RIAA: Platinum I Decided.

References

  1. ^ DXnext: South Side Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  2. ^ https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/3/15162488/roland-tr-808-music-drum-machine-revolutionized-music
  3. ^ 808 Mafia Mixtape DatPiff. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  4. ^ "808 Mafia Part 2 Mixtape Trailer". 808 Mafia TV via YouTube. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  5. ^ "808 Mafia – 808 Mafia 2 [Mixtape]". OnSmash. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  6. ^ https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/the-siren-echoes-get-to-know-the-other-members-of-808-mafia
  7. ^ https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/the-siren-echoes-get-to-know-the-other-members-of-808-mafia
  8. ^ https://www.vibe.com/2018/08/travis-scott-astroworld-credits
  9. ^ https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.50343/title.how-making-5-beats-a-day-developed-nonstop-da-hitman-into-a-grammy-award-winner
  10. ^ https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/the-siren-echoes-get-to-know-the-other-members-of-808-mafia
  11. ^ https://www.complex.com/music/2017/12/jay-jones-lil-wayne-go-crazy
  12. ^ https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/spiiker-spiiziike-new-mixtape.116679.html
  13. ^ https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/the-siren-echoes-get-to-know-the-other-members-of-808-mafia
  14. ^ https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/the-siren-echoes-get-to-know-the-other-members-of-808-mafia
  15. ^ https://genius.com/a/how-producers-tags-help-hip-hop-producers-make-a-name-for-themselves
  16. ^ Cardo. "Cardo | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  17. ^ Billboard. "Music Charts, News, Photos & Video". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-16.