808 Mafia

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808 Mafia
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2010-present
LabelsBrick Squad Monopoly
Mizay Entertainment
MembersSouthside
TM88
King Trice
Offsneak
Tre Pounds
Smatt Sertified
Gezin
Tarentino
Purps
Henney Major
Nonstop Da Hitman
Prod. Slayer
ReoN
5K 808 Mafia
Hussein
Rotten Skee
Guroo
Haze (Producer)
KaiGoinKrazy
Sir Fredo
Swede
Outtatown
Blessedcaspian
MP808
Luxury Tax 50
Zypitano
G13
Mr.Max Ms.Katy
Pyrex (Whippa)
Lukie
Past membersJaye Neutron
Lex Luger

808 Mafia is an American record production and songwriting team, founded by record producers Southside, TM88, and Lex Luger.[1] Southside is currently at the helm of the group. The group also includes producers Young Miami , Fuse 100, Tarentino, Purps, Swede, 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[edit]

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, G Herbo, 21 Savage, Chief Keef, Young Thug, Fredo Santana, Juicy J, DJ Khaled, Wiz Khalifa and Cal Scruby among others. Its members have also independently worked on songs with Imran Khan, Kanye West, Rae Sremmurd, 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, King Trice, OG Taxx and Be Bop.[5]

Members[edit]

  • ATL Jacob
  • Simple
  • Chris Fresh
  • DY Krazy
  • Fuse
  • Gezin
  • MaxLord
  • Muezly
  • MP808
  • Nonstop Da Hitman
  • Purps
  • Pyrex Whippa
  • Southside
  • Steve Lean
  • Tarentino
  • TM88
  • Tre Pounds
  • YK 808
  • Henney Major
  • YRB
  • KJ
  • Lil 88
  • Luxury Tax 50
  • YK
  • Lukie

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ DXnext: South Side, Hiphopdx.com, Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  2. ^ Hasnain, Zainab (April 3, 2017). "How the Roland TR-808 revolutionized music". Theverge.com. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  3. ^ 808 Mafia Mixtape DatPiff. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  4. ^ "808 Mafia Part 2 Mixtape Trailer". 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. ^ "How Voice Tags Help Hip-Hop Producers Make A Name For Themselves". Genius.com. Retrieved April 8, 2020.