TM88 (Lil Uzi Vert, Drake) on Eternal Atake, type beats, and creative philosophies

TM88 is an Atlanta-based producer who’s behind some of the most iconic tracks in hip hop and trap.

Known for his genre-expanding sound, sharp musical instincts, and involvement with the production and songwriting team 808 MAFIA, TM88 has crafted beats for the likes of Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, and Young Thug.

TM88 produced Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3,” a landmark track for the rise of emo rap with over a billion streams on Spotify

In the video above, TM88 sat down with us to discuss his creative philosophies, techniques, and advice for other producers. He also gave us a unique inside look into his production process, sequencing a beat live using FL Studio and Serato Sample.

What was your favorite tip from TM88? Who would you like to see us feature on our YouTube channel next? Let us know in the comments below.


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February 22, 2021

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and creates music as Namaboku.