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MAYOR QUIMBY
10-06-2010, 11:09 PM
I want to hear rap songs that use the 808 drum kit. Here's one:

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If you don't know what an 808 is then hear ya go:
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Any other ones?? I'm sure Snoop and Too $hort must have some. Sock 'em to me please.

Lex Lugor
10-07-2010, 03:15 AM
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Somethin like this?

fatboybrandon
10-07-2010, 04:38 AM
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The 808 kick is used all over the place, more obviously in the 80's Hip Hop songs when beats were more simple.

As time went on that deep 808 kick has still been used but filtered, eq'd and used in a more obscure way underneath sampled kicks just to add an extra, signature thump that defines Hip Hop drums.

Out of many songs, these are ones that stand out in my memory the most,

LL Cool J - Jack The Ripper
D-Nice - The TR-808 Is Comin
The D.O.C. - Let The Bass Go
Eric B & Rakim - What's On Your Mind
Cash Money & Marvelous - Ugly People Be Quiet remix, Find An Ugly Woman
Stezo - Crazy Noise
Akinyele - In The World (Large Professor Remix)
Boogie Down Productions - We In There
Big Daddy Kane - Get Into It

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claaa7
10-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Eric B and Rakim's "Paid in Full" is what first comes to mind for me, most, if not all songs on there would use 808's if i'm not mistaken. as Brandon said alot of the '80s hip-hop used that drum machine.

David Daniel Davis
10-07-2010, 07:46 PM
And just in case you did not get it from the title; Kanye West's 808's and Heartbreak is all 808 beats.

deeznutz1981
10-07-2010, 07:57 PM
RZA used that 808 bass/kick a lot on 36 chambers believe it or not. check out clan in da front. the third kick in each bar is layered with an 808. maybe not from the actual machine but a sampled one for sure

MAYOR QUIMBY
10-15-2010, 03:10 PM
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MAYOR QUIMBY
10-15-2010, 03:11 PM
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MAYOR QUIMBY
10-15-2010, 03:14 PM
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fatboybrandon
10-15-2010, 03:45 PM
^ Nice selections, I wondered what ever happened to Candyman?

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Skyzoo & !llmind - Speakers On Blast
Eric B & Rakim - Mahogany
Mobb Deep - Survival Of The Fittest Remix
Run DMC - Peter Piper
Special Ed - Taxin'
Black Moon - Ack Like U Want It
The Audio Two - Most of their debut album has nice, simple beats and an 808 that really stands out, they put one under the Impeach drums on Top Billin'
Boogie Down Productions - Love's Gonna Getcha has a MEAN 808

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fatboybrandon
09-26-2011, 10:26 AM
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Yo Breaststroke & Buttafly, check this one out. This MC is rhymin about shit, piss and boogers over an 808 drum track. The song's stupid as hell in that style of late 80's Hip Hop comedy.

This track uses more of the full 808 drum kit than the songs I listed above which mainly use the kick drum.

THE MASON
09-26-2011, 11:06 AM
Brandons on point with his posts in here

808 shines the brightest in the 80s, after then you really only hear it here and there, and as was mention it was used to give extra thump to kicks when sampling out drums became the way

drippie k
09-26-2011, 05:17 PM
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