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Nathaniel Caserta aka Purps is a multi-genre music producer from Los Angeles. Purps started his production when he received his first guitar lesson. Within a few months he decided to stop the lessons and teach himself the art of songwriting. Doing many projects with local bands and musicians in high school, experimenting with 4-track tape and digital recorders, he developed his musical progress but none of it was taking too seriously. Once Purps was introduced to recording at home on a computer, things started to become more serious. Creating a few instrumentals and placing them on a website called soundclick.com resulted in his first beat sale. Seeing the potential, purps started building a catalog and fan-base. The soundclick website Reached over a million views and 3 million plays in one year. In 2008 Purps met Robert Sarzo for Sarzo Management through an artist they were both working with. Quickly building a great musical bond, they formed a production team. During the summer of 2009, The team worked on scoring music for a wide release horror movie called "The Collector". The movie was released July 31 in threaters throughout the US. In 2010, Purps began submitting beats to local Los Angeles artists. Purps landed a placement with New Boyz on their second album "Too Cool To Care", also producing a track on Legacy's(of the New Boyz) mixtape "Your New Favorite Rapper" called "Last Time", which sampled "What Is Love" by Haddaway. Purps sampled the song a year before Eminem and Lil Wayne released their version on Eminem's album, "Recovery". Purps teamed up with other producers, and produced a roster of songs for artists including, Mistah Fab, Crooked I, Keak The Sneak, and many more. During Summer of 2010, Purps linked up with Waka Flocka Flame, when he was in Hollywood, and produced "Homies" for his debut album Flockaveli. Purps had made chemistry with Waka Flocka, so he him them to Atlanta. While in Atlanta Purps networked and worked with producers Lex Luger and Southside of Mizay Entertainment. While waiting in an Atlanta hotel room to get picked up for a studio session, Purps made the instrumental for Waka Flocka's song "Pole". The song was the first single on his "Salute Me Or Shoot Me" mixtape series. Also he produced the second and fan-picked single " Bill Russell". He is currently producing many projects for Bricksquad artists including, Gucci Mane, French Montana, New Boyz, Tyga, YC, 2Chains, JBar, Kid Ink, Ty$, . Killa Kyleon, Short Dawg, , Mack Maine, and other various artists. So expect the worldwide takeover of PURPS PRODUCTIONS. http://twitter.com/ItsPURPS http://www.itspurps.com http://www.reverbnation.com/purpsbeats http://www.facebook.com/itsPurps http://www.youtube.com/user/lilpurps
808 Mafia is an American hip hop production team, started by Lex Luger and Southside that is managed and signed to Brick Squad Monopoly. The group also includes producers TM88, Purps, Chance Tarentino, Be-Bop, Bobby Beats, Fuse, Tre Pound, J.Moss, 12 Hunna, Jaye Neutron, OG Taxx and Chris Fresh. History 808 Mafia was founded in 2011 when rapper Waka Flocka Flame came up with the idea of a production team, made of his frequent collaborators Lex Luger and Southside. The group quickly expanded, adding a number of upcoming and affiliated producers, and is currently signed to Waka Flocka's label Brick Squad Monopoly. 808 Mafia has produced tracks for many notable artists such as Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Future, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Soulja Boy and DJ Drama among others. Its members have also independently worked on songs with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Pusha T, and Wiz Khalifa. The group released its debut self-titled instrumental mixtape in 2012, hosted by Trap-A-Holics. The mixtape was produced by and served as an introduction to 5 of its members: TM88 (credited as Trackman), Be-Bop, Purps, Bobby Beats, and Tarentino. A sequel called 808 Mafia II was announced for release on December 21, 2012, but was later delayed multiple times. In March 2013, a trailer for the tape was released to the team's YouTube channel. 808 Mafia II was released on April 24, 2013, via LiveMixtapes. It was hosted by Trap-A-Holics, DJ Scream and DJ Drama, and features production by Southside, TM88, Purps, Tarentino, Fuse, Chris Fresh, OG Taxx and Be Bop. Members Southside Joshua Luellen, better known as Southside and Sizzle, founded 808 Mafia in 2011. His major debut was on Waka Flocka's Flockaveli, where he produced 3 of the songs. Since then, Southside has worked with a number of major artists, such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Pusha T, Big Sean and MGK, among others. He is also an occasional rapper. https://twitter.com/sizzle808MAFIA Fuse Eduardo Earle, better known as Fuse or Fuse Makes Beats is a producer from Bronx, NY. Recruited in 808 Mafia in 2011, Fuse has produced tracks for Waka Flocka, Wooh da Kid & Fetti Gang, and appeared on the 808 Mafia II mixtape in April 2013. https://twitter.com/FuseMakesBeats Purps Nathaniel Caserta, known by his stage name Purps, is a producer from Los Angeles. In 2009, he worked on the score of the movie "The Collector". He met with Waka Flocka in the summer of 2010 and co-produced the track "Homies" from Waka's debut album Flockaveli. He collaborated on a number of songs with fellow producer Prince, as Prince N Purps, playing Prince's signature tag and on instrumental version some were replaced with Purps' tag "Purps On The Beat. He collaborated with Southside and Lex Luger on the Kid Ink, 2 Chainz and Tyga song, "Stop". https://twitter.com/ItsPURPS TM88 Bart Simmons, professionally known as TM88 or Trackman, made his debut on Waka Flocka's Triple F Life with the song "Lurkin". He has since produced tracks on major label albums by DJ Drama, Birdman and Nicki Minaj, as well as a large number of mixtapes by BSM and GBE artists. He is a frequent collaborator with Southside and a member of Dirt Gang. https://twitter.com/Tm88 Tarentino Chance Tarentino, also known as $tacks Tarentino or Tarentino is a producer from Atlanta, Georgia who has produced for many artists such as Fetti Gang, Wooh Da Kid, Gucci Mane, Fredo Santana and other BSM artists. He is a member of Fetti Gang. https://twitter.com/TarentinoBSM 12 Hunna 12 Hunna is a producer signed to Chief Keef's Glory Boyz Entertainment and later joined 808 Mafia through BSM. He produced many songs for GBE & BSM. https://twitter.com/12Hunna_GBE OG Taxx Producer 4 #808Mafia #BricksquadMonopoly https://twitter.com/ogtaxx Bobby Beats https://twitter.com/BobbyBeats804 Chris Fresh https://twitter.com/_ChrisFresh Jaye Neutron https://twitter.com/JayeNeutron J.Moss https://twitter.com/JMossOnDaTrack Tre Pounds source:wikipedia http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/808%20mafia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/808_Mafia