Crossing the traditional sound of Three 6 Mafia's tracks with more genre-expanding beats that appeal to the likes of Future, Atlanta producer TM88 launched his career in the Gucci Mane-associated crew 808 Mafia.
Born Bryan Lamar Simmons in Miami, Florida, TM88 cut some tracks with Brick Squad artist Slim Dunkin before he formed 808 Mafia with fellow producer Southside. From 2012 to 2013, two self-titled mixtapes appeared from the crew while TM88 earned solo credits on numerous Gucci, Future, and Young Thug tracks. In 2014, he first worked with Wiz Khalifa. The MC then introduced TM88 to the co-owner of his Taylor Gang label, Juicy J. TM88 produced the former Three 6 Mafia leader's solo cut "You and I 2016" featuring TY Dolla $ign, and was co-credited alongside Juicy and Wiz on that year's Atlantic Records release TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening. The collaborative mixtape debuted at number 26 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi