The Roland TR-808 drum machine has been a staple of hip-hop and popular music production since its invention in 1980. Kanye West even named a whole album after the drum (808s & Heartbreak
, released in 2008). Not only that, many rappers have referenced the effect its bass sound has on your body to make a lyrical point. Macklemore, for instance, raps on "Can't Hold Us
," "Y'all can't stop me, I go hard like I've got an 808 in my heart beat."
Here, B Young croons about the effect a temptress is having on some unsuspecting guy. Oh, the ting come like 808
No face, no case
Why you home so late?
Ayy, you're making a big mistake