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 Krazy
Fuse 100
Fameus
King Trice
Tre Pounds
Gezin
Tarentino
Purps
Nonstop Da Hitman
Pvlace
Swede
Project X
Taliban Ju
MP808
Chris Fresh
Hussein
Pyrex
Shottie
Luxury Tax 50
5K
J-Xtreme
Max Lord
Sacaii
Henney Major
BN808
TTBeatz
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 (DY Krazy), Fuse 100, Tarentino, Project X, King Trice, Purps, Steezefield, 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

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, King Trice, 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

Singles produced

References

  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 2020-04-08.
  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. ^ a b c d e "The Siren Echoes :: Get to Know the OTHER Members of 808 Mafia". Thehundreds.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  7. ^ "Travis Scott's 'Astroworld': All The Credits Listed". Vibe.com. August 3, 2018. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  8. ^ "How Making 5 Beats A Day Developed Nonstop Da Hitman Into A Grammy Award Winner". HipHopDX.com. February 18, 2019. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  9. ^ "Lil Wayne Spazzes on Jay Jones Collab "Go Crazy"". Complex.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  10. ^ "Spiiker - Spiiziike". HotNewHipHop.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  11. ^ "How Voice Tags Help Hip-Hop Producers Make A Name For Themselves". Genius.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.