808 means more than a number and way more than one word; it's definition is extensive. 808 stands for family, friends, blood, crew, clique, love, home, authentic, having fun, minding your own business. 808 is REAL.
"I love my 808 family"

"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"
by Tbird. May 11, 2010
1. The penal code for disturbing the peace. Refers to the sound of bass from stereos.

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.
"IM BACK WITH A 808 CAUSE IM BOSSY" - Kelis

"We be going boom like an 808"- Blaque

by ~Cookie~ July 31, 2006
The Roland TR-808 Sequencer

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
The Roland 808 is how an 80's garage band could get away with not having a good drummer.
by someone June 15, 2004
1. The penal code for disturbing the peace. Refers to the sound of bass from stereos.

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.
"I'm back with an 808 'cause I'm bossy" - "Bossy" by Kelis

"Drop that 808/The walls begin to shake/It's too much for the club to take" - "ERFQUAKE" by Family Force 5
by katesnightout March 23, 2007
The area code for the entire State of Hawaii.

Represent Island-pride.
Wow, I'm getting island-fever gotta plan a trip back to Hawaii cuz you know the 808 rocks!
by Tupu February 01, 2008
Refers to really loud (usually high-bass) speakers, which cause 808 (penal code for disturbing the peace).
I hear your 808's humming 20 blocks away
by isvk_isvk August 07, 2009
a sound, it can be 808 drum or snare
"fresh like, uh
impala, uh
chrome hydralics
808 drums"
Game - How we do
by s'up March 16, 2005
old school Roland sequencer like the 303
Everybody gettin’ down, make no mistake. Nothing sounds quite like an 808
by SchmuckyTheCat May 08, 2003

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