“Cuz the 808 kick drum makes the girlies get dumb.”

Sir Mix-A-Lot, “Posse on Broadway” from Swass, 1988

To the brothers wit the 808 / Like I said before PE got a brand new funk / Turn it up, boom the trunk.”

Public Enemy, “Power to the People,” Fear of a Black Planet, 1990

Everybody gettin down make no mistake / Nothing sounds quite like the 808 .

Beastie Boys, “Super Disco Breakin” from Hello Nasty, 1998

Looking like jail bait, Selling lots of real estate, Looking like a hot date, Banging like an 808 .

Beck, “Hollywood Freaks” from Midnite Vultures, 1999

Yo, it’s number one rap, I’d rather hear an 808 handclap, than that.

People Under The Stairs, “Stay Home” from Question In The Form Of An Answer, 2000

But I know y’all wanted that 808 / Can you feel that B-A-S-S bass.

OutKast, “The Way You Move,” from Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, 2003

“Bass…Hi-hat… 808

Beyoncé Knowles, “Déjà Vu” from B’Day, 2006

I’m back with an 808 ’cause I’m bossy.

Kelis, “Bossy” from Kelis Was Here, 2006

You got my heart beating like an 808

Britney Spears, “Break The Ice” from Blackout, 2007

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