How the Roland TR-808 revolutionized music

How the Roland TR-808 revolutionized music »

“Fresh like, uh, Impala, uh, chrome hydraulics, 808 drums” —The Game, “How We Do” If you’re into hip-hop and pop, you’ve probably heard “808” at some point. That’s a reference to the iconic Roland TR-808, a drum machine created by Ikutaro Kakehashi in 1980.