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An Explanation Of Why Hip Hop Artists Are Obsessed With Certain Numbers
Kanye’s fourth album, ’808s & Heartbreak’, is named after the Roland TR-808 drum machine, the sounds of which you will instantly recognise even if you haven't heard of the machine that made them before. An additional piece of lesser-known trivia: Kanye recorded the album in Hawaii, where the telephone code is, coincidentally, 808.