Wiz Khalifa x Juicy J x TM88 - Rude Awakening

The “TGOD Mafia” collective of Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and TM88 reveal themselves to the world on their new mixtape, Rude Awakening.

When news landed earlier this year that Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa would be coming together to do a joint project together, many an ear perked up. Juicy J has become the clear second-in-command under the Taylor Gang brand behind Wiz, and the two seemed a perfect partnership. Couple that with the prospect of producer TM88 fully producing the project, and it became

On Friday morning, the “TGOD Mafia” – as the three are collectively branding themselves – came alive and dropped their debut collab mixtape, TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening.

Sixteen tracks in length, TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening has every intention of being the ratchet soundtrack for the summer that you didn’t know you needed. Project Pat is the sole feature on the mixtape, on the hypnotic, dab-inducing “Breaking News.” Rude Awakening thrives on sticking to a particular sound and letting it all play out as one continuous high that never lets listeners come down. “Medication” is an infectious call-and-response cut, and it flows perfectly into radio single in the making “Where Was You.” “She In Love” has Sir J of the Juice and Wiz shouting out the hood chick of their dreams. Even the outro track, “Cell Ready,” has the TGOD Mafia literally coughing on the track before launching into a ratchet bounce that’s irresistible… and concludes with Khalifa himself insisting that the whole Taylor Gang imprint has new music “coming soon.”

Stream Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and TM88’s TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening album exclusively on Apple Music here. Rude Awakening is out now on iTunes.