May 8, 2020 — Atlanta, GA — Today TM88 & Southside drop “Blue Jean Bandit (feat. Young Thug, Future, Moneybagg Yo).” Listen HERE. Together the powerhouse Atlanta-based hitmaking producers and head honchos of the influential 808 Mafia collective crafted a trap infused hard-hitting banger that shrieks. 808 Mafia’s credits stem far and wide in hip-hop working with almost everyone in the game from Jay Z, Drake, Migos, Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne and many more.
Young Thug with his wild banshee pitch breathes life into the track as he takes the lavish hook rapping about his ice and past over authoritative yet ominous beats by TM88 & Southside. Moneybagg Yo brings that Memphis crunk vibe narrating his come-up while Future adds his own frivolous flavor rapping about his money and ice too.
“With “Blue Jean Bandit” me and Southside wanted to bring back that high energy trap feeling back into the mainstream with some of our favorite artists and friends” says TM88.
“808 MAFIA 4 ever” says Southside.
“When I heard all 3 of us together for the first time on a song, I wanted to call and order my platinum plaque instantly” says Moneybagg Yo.
2020 hot streak.
TM88 continues his 2020 hot streak. The track follows the hitmaker’s singles “Tokyo Nights (feat. MadeinTYO),” and his collaboration with Smokepurpp “RR.” TM88’s impact in hip-hop this year aside from his own records comes from being the mastermind producer for Lil Uzi Vert’s “P2,” from the Billboard 200 number 1 album, Eternal Atake. In an interview with Rolling Stone, TM88 said the beats were roughly created in only 45 minutes while he worked with Lil Uzi Vert over FaceTime.
TM88 is a GRAMMY Award nominated producer and Taylor Gang affiliate. He’s a staple in the Atlanta trap scene and hip-hop. As an artist he holds over 250 million streams and has collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Future, Juicy J, Gunna, Moneybagg Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Project Pat, Lil Yachty, Valee and more. Under his belt, TM88 has production credits building an impressive discography of both superstars and rising rappers from Drake “Company”, to 21 Savage “Drip”, to Travis Scott “Nothing but Net” to the late XXXTENTACION “going down!”. Not to mention TM88’s somber infused beats are a key component to Lil Uzi Vert’s global smash-hit “XO Tour Llif3.” The record is currently seven-times platinum certified from the RIAA. TM88 went from selling beats for $40 a pop at 12-years-old to co-founding 808 Mafia and eventually arriving as a solo musical force on the heels of a string of smashes.