revolutionary musical device created in the late 1980s that not only keeps the beat in songs but creates the actual music. Kelis references it in her song Bossy " We gon' keep it poppin while the 808 is jumpin" most of Mariah Careys "Emancipation of MiMi was created using a Roland TR-808
We dropped some sick beats with my Roland TR-808
by Skylarskank June 15, 2008
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