He was an original member of the production group 808 Mafia, until he split in late 2015 amid controversy surrounding the production of Future’s 56 Nights. But have no fear, TM88 is still producing, releasing his unique project Sacii Lyfe in 2015.
He spoke to Fader about his breakup with 808 Mafia:
It’s just a decision that I made. It’s [Southside’s] 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. I’m killing the game right now, I don’t even be worried about that shit. I got a hundred thousand songs, I’m not worried about no motherfuckin' 56 Nights.
[…] But salute the whole 808 Mafia. It’s still in my soul, it’s on my hand, it ain’t going nowhere. Them my boys. But as far as anybody else in 808 Mafia, I don’t have contact with them. Right now is about that TM88 shit. Keep flaming the industry up. We got a whole bunch of new music out man. 56 Nights was crazy though, man—shout out to Future and Esco.