The 808 Experiment: Vol 1 was SMKA’s first mixtape… ever! The project was created to showcases the diverse talent that exists around Atlanta over our production. We recorded 20+ talented up-and-coming artists from the Atlanta area, and released the compilation in December 2008.
We shot a music video for Caddys, which was also our first music video, featuring Aleon Craft, Grip Plyaz & TRIMM [Watch Video]
WINNER of Creative Loafing’s 2009 Best Local Mixtape
“The 808 Experiment marked a marriage between the Old South’s affinity for 808 bass and the New South’s retro-ATLien craze” – Creative Loafing
“SMKA Productions’ the 808 experiment reclaims Atlanta’s Hip-Hop Identity” -Rodney Carmichael
“Its Amazing. A must hear.” – illroots.com
Aleon Craft, Niko Villamor, Supreeme, Fat Tony, El Da Sensei, Wil May, Double R, Crysis, Jay West, Radcliffe Hyphen, Alexandrea Lushington, Savage, Gilles, o8o, Toussaint, Young Trimm, Dee Rail, Brandon Michaels, Tom P, Nuff Sed, Rome Fortune & Gripplyaz.
Executive Produced by SMKA
Produced by 808 Blake & 7King of SMKA
Recorded, Mix & Mastered by 7King
Cover Art by Diwang Valdez