TM88 Reveals He Originally Made Future’s “Codeine Crazy” Beat for Nicki Minaj
"Codeine Crazy" typifies the lean-drenched, Auto-Tune-laced flows that have helped make Future legendary. The thing is, the instrumental for the track almost went to someone else. TM88 revealed as much in a recent interview.
During a revealing conversation where the producer discusses the first beat he ever sold, "XO Tour Llif3" and his come-up in the industry, TM88 explains he originally made the beat for Hendrix's classic Monster track for none other than Nicki Minaj.
"I really made [the beat for 'Codeine Crazy'] for Nicki. 'Cause she was working on her album, and I was like, I wanted to give her beats so bad, but I ended up not getting them to her," TM88 said. That's when Future came calling.
"Future called, I think it was the next day or the next two days, and he was like, 'Bro, I need some beats. I'm going in. I need you,' woopty woop. I was like, fuck it, [I] sent the whole pack to him," TM88 says. "Ended up getting a lot of stuff on Monster and 'Codeine Crazy' was one of them."
Wild stuff. Peep TM88's interview for yourself below. The bit about Future's "Codeine Crazy" instrumental pops up at around the 5:27 mark.
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