TM88 is the tarantula-haired producer behind some of the meanest tracks out right now: Flocka and Future’s “Rotation,” Travi$ Scott’s “Nothing But Net” and Key!’s “Work Ya Risk,” to name just a few. Despite recently splitting from 808 Mafia, the production powerhouse he established with Lex Luger and Southside in 2010, TM88 isn’t going anywhere.
The Atlanta native just announced the launch of his new label Sacii Lyfe Enterprises (pronounced “sah-chee”), along with the release of an accompanying mixtape, which showcases his speaker-shredding sound alongside the rhymes of PeeWee Longway, Project Pat, Tracy T and others.
Stream the mixtape below…
In a new interview with The FADER, TM88 discusses leaving 808 Mafia, his future work and much more.
It was really you and Southside that people pictured when they hear 808 Mafia, so it was surprising to see Southside say “TM-88 is not 808 Mafia anymore.” It’s just a decision that I made. It’s his company. He good, he knows what he’s doing, he’s fine. He’s good at making beats. I’m happy to see both of us succeeding right now and getting money. It wasn’t because of 56 Nights, we decided to part ways. That’s my little brother. It ain’t no hard feelings.
Who else have you been working with? It’s a group called MDMA, it’s me and Polo’s group, they signed to Epic and are about to go crazy. We got Jonah Cruzz. I got a new production camp, all new shit, all new flavors. I got Jeezy single, supposedly. We got Juicy J album. New Wiz Khalifa shit, OG Maco, I know Drama and Cannon got a artist Lil Uzi Vert. Just went in the studio with Chedda Da Connect, look at the flicka dat wrist. I went through last night and killed that studio, bruh. Every room, played flame. Kirko Bangz shit. It’s so much shit, and then I’m cooking up packs with Lex Luger, Metro Boomin, Polo Da Don, Honorable C Note, Sonny Digital. Niggas not even ready for that me and Lex Luger pack. Not only am I working on Sacii, I’m still working with producers. Jeremih, the list goes on.