Southside of 808 Mafia recently received (3) production credits on Future and Drake's "What A Time To Be Alive." Now we go Behind the Beat with him, as he discusses getting his start as a producer, blowing up with Waka Flocka Flame and crafting Future's "DS2."
In the past year, the formidable 808 Mafia production team has seen its three most prominent members splinter off to take on more solo work, which in turn has made them all household names. Tarentino now has Future's "March Madness" and Waka Flocka Flame's bombastic new track "Workin" under his belt, both of which are easily strong enough to become his calling cards in the future. TM88's done even more, starting his Sacii Lyfe movement, sending Future the furthest he's ever been down the rabbit hole on "Codeine Crazy" and continuing to land beats on projects by everyone from French Montana to 2 Chainz (read more about his exploits in our recent interview). But Southside, officially the owner of the Mafia, might have the most impressive recent track record.
It's not every day that a producer lands multiple beats on two number one albums, but in less than a month this summer, Southside achieved that with his work on Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money and Future's DS2. That's only scraping the surface of his resume, too.
Clad in numerous Brick Squad Monopoly chains, the native Atlantan gave us the narrative of his brief-but-fruitful career, only pausing once to field a FaceTime from Waka. As was evident from how much his phone was blowing up throughout, this guy is one of the most in-demand names in the game, and rightfully so. Here's his story.