"I'm riding around in the Chevy listening to Lil Wayne, 808"
"Where are you? I'm at 808"
"Are you going out tonight? No, I'm kicking it with my 808 family"
Roland TR-808 rhythm machine that is the source of the bass track referred to below.
2. An 808 refers to a drum machine called a Roland TR-808.
3. Sometimes a reference to Hawaii. 808 is Hawaii's area code.
"We be going boom like an 808"- Blaque
Roland introduced this analogue synthesiser in 1981 and it was used in many 80's tunes. The sounds, when not processed by other equipment, has a trademark "hollow/tinny" sound. The trademark sound of this synth is the "cowbell".
16 total sounds, 12 voice polyphony. Midi In/Out
2. Refering to an analogue synthesiser called a Roland TR-808 used in many 80's tunes.
3. At times a reference to Hawaii's area code: 808.
"Drop that 808/The walls begin to shake/It's too much for the club to take" - "ERFQUAKE" by Family Force 5