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Kesha glowing about an 808 drum

Why do pop stars and rappers constantly give shout-outs to the Roland TR-808 drum kit? Hip-hop artists first fell in love with it because it cost just under two thousand bucks. Contemporary artists love its distinct sound. Ke$ha relates to a tool that got way more popular than its superior-sounding competitors.

If I made a pop song I’d sing, “My heart beats like one of those Flash toys where you can make a loop and share it on Facebook.”

Sources:
Beyoncé – Deja Vu
Bassnectar – That 808 Track
Far East Movement – Like a G6
Ace Hood – Hustle Hard
Alexis Jordan – Good Girl
Sublime – Cisco Kid
Beck – Hollywood Freaks
J-Cole – Cole World
Nicki Minaj – Itty Bitty Piggy
Traxmillion – 808
Emimem – Syllables
Trevor Simpson feat. Nayelli – Addicted to That 808
Madonna – Girl Gone Wild
The Cataracs – Top of the World
Blue Scholars – Hi-808
Blaque – 808
Lil Wayne feat. 2pac, Ludacris – Nymphos
H. Wood City – Like an 808 Drum
Quote – 808
Ciara feat. Ludacris – Ride
Yelawolf feat. Kid Rock – Lets Roll
Yelawolf – Trunk Musik
The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
The Game – Looking at You
Kelis feat. Too Short – Bossy
KMD – 808 Man
Outkast – The Way You Move
Stevie Stone – 808 Bendin’
Sir Mix-a-Lot – Posse on Broadway
Rihanna feat. Akon – Emergency Room
Stereo Skyline – A Little More Us
Jordan Knight – Stingy
Mac Miller – Under the Weather
Britney Spears – Break the Ice
Ke$ha – Your Love Is My Drug
Emily Osment – Lovesick

  • Eric Barbaric

    Fatboy Slim – Everybody Needs An 808
    number 37
    (my work here is done)

    • Tony Boltini

      That’s 303…

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