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Death Of Adam(Explicit Version) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 209760010
UPC: 850717001766
UPC 14: 00850717001766
Release Date: 10/28/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Morning Wood ~ 88-Keys
2. Nice Guys Finish Last ~ 88-Keys
3. Friends Zone, The - (featuring Shitake Monkey) ~ 88-Keys
4. Handcuff 'Em ~ 88-Keys
5. Stay Up! (Viagra) - (featuring Kanye West) ~ 88-Keys
6. There's Pleasure In It ~ 88-Keys
7. (Awww Man) Round 2? ~ 88-Keys
8. Dirty Peaches - (featuring J*Davey) ~ 88-Keys
9. Close Call - (featuring Phonte) ~ 88-Keys
10. Burning Bush, The - (featuring Redman) ~ 88-Keys
11. Ho' Is Short For Honey - (featuring Kid Cudi) ~ 88-Keys
12. No. I Said I LIKED You ~ 88-Keys
13. M.I.L.F. - (featuring Bilal) ~ 88-Keys
14. Another Victim ~ 88-Keys

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: 88-Keys (bass instrument, tambourine); Chuck Brody (vocals, background vocals); Izza Kizza, Leslie G!, Electric Pete, Ayanna Irish, Nikki Sparkz, Stephanie Alexander (vocals); Leora Edut (spoken vocals); Franky "Vegas" Romano, Francesco Romano (guitar); Winston Nelson (strings, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, bass synthesizer, bass instrument); Leron Thomas (trumpet); Just Blaze (scratches); Electric Pete (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Irko; Maurizio "Irko" Sera.
Muze PNote Recording information: Adam's Crib Studios; Adam's Sex Hut & Rib Shack, Harlem, NY; Chopp Shopp Studios, Durham, NC; Fireplace Studios; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; LaBronze Johnson Studios, Nueva York, NY; Right Track Studios; Some Studio, Washington DC.
Muze PNote Photographer: Justin Borucki.
Muze PNote Acclaimed underground producer 88-Keys has steadily built his rep since the late 1990s, providing beats for a wide range of hip-hop artists (Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Consequence, Beanie Sigel, The Pharcyde, and Scarface, among others). Putting in work on the mic as well as behind the boards, 88-Keys composes a tight conceptual effort on his debut, THE DEATH OF ADAM, as he strings a narrative of lust, greed, and betrayal over 14 tracks. The demise of Everyman skirt-chaser Adam is told in first person by Keys, with supplemental testimonials from guests Redman, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Bilal, and Phonte of Little Brother.

Producer: Johnny Rodeo; Chuck Brody; 88-Keys; Peter Wade Keusch; Johnny Rodeo; Chuck Brody; 88-Keys; Michelle Bell; Peter Wade Keusch; Brook Davis

Engineer: Johnny Rodeo; Anthony Kilhoffer; Eliot Leigh; Peter Wade; Charley Caripides; 88-Keys

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Shitake Monkey
Muze Guest Artist Kanye West
Muze Guest Artist J*Davey
Muze Guest Artist Phonte
Muze Guest Artist Redman
Muze Guest Artist Kid Cudi
Muze Guest Artist Bilal

Artist Overview

Influenced in his teen years by Prince Paul's work on De La Soul's legendary album 3 Feet High and Rising, N.Y.C. native Charles Misodi Njapa became 88-Keys and made it his mission to become a hip-hop producer. His big break came in 1998 when one of his productions landed on the Mos Def and Talib Kweli album Black Star. The next year, his remix of Macy Gray's "Why Didn't You Call Me" took things higher, and then in 2001, a track on Beanie Sigel's The Reason introduced him to Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella family. Work for the likes of Musiq (Soulchild) and the Pharcyde took the producer to 2008 and his debut full-length, The Death of Adam. ~ David Jeffries
Artist Influences
Prince Paul
Artist Contemporaries
Black Milk (Detroit) | Danny! (Rap) | Muggs | RZA | The Alchemist

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/01/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DCN 662
Music Label Name Label : Decon
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00850717001766

Professional Reviews

Spin (p.85)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Ribald detours and high-profile guests abount....Amusingly diverting..."

CMJ - "DEATH OF ADAM is all in good fun, which isn't something you can say about most concept albums."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   88-Keys
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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