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

додав ~Cookie~ 31 Липень 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.
додав someone 15 Червень 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
додав katesnightout 23 Березень 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!
додав Tupu 1 Лютий 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
додав isvk_isvk 7 Серпень 2009
a sound, it can be 808 drum or snare
"fresh like, uh
impala, uh
chrome hydralics
808 drums"
Game - How we do
додав s'up 16 Березень 2005
old school Roland sequencer like the 303
Everybody gettin’ down, make no mistake. Nothing sounds quite like an 808
додав SchmuckyTheCat 8 Травень 2003

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