Death Of Adam(Explicit Version) CD (2008)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Red Ink Records
SKU 209760010
UPC 850717001766
UPC 14 00850717001766
Format CD
Release Date 10/28/2008
Links
Author 88-Keys
Artist Influence Prince Paul
Artist Contemporary Black Milk (Detroit)
Artist Contemporary Danny! (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Muggs
Artist Contemporary RZA
Artist Contemporary The Alchemist
Technical Info
Engineer Johnny Rodeo; Anthony Kilhoffer; Eliot Leigh; Peter Wade; Charley Caripides; 88-Keys
Producer Johnny Rodeo; Chuck Brody; 88-Keys; Peter Wade Keusch; Johnny Rodeo; Chuck Brody; 88-Keys; Michelle Bell; Peter Wade Keusch; Brook Davis
CatalogID DCN 662
Lable Name Decon
Released 12/01/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 43m : 29s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00850717001766
Musical Guests
Shitake Monkey
Kanye West
J*Davey
Phonte
Redman
Kid Cudi
Bilal
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Audio Mixers: Irko; Maurizio "Irko" Sera.
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.
Photographer: Justin Borucki.
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.
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
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."
Disc 1
1 Morning Wood
2 Nice Guys Finish Last
3 Friends Zone, The - (featuring Shitake Monkey)
4 Handcuff 'Em
5 Stay Up! (Viagra) - (featuring Kanye West)
6 There's Pleasure In It
7 (Awww Man) Round 2?
8 Dirty Peaches - (featuring J*Davey)
9 Close Call - (featuring Phonte)
10 Burning Bush, The - (featuring Redman)
11 Ho' Is Short For Honey - (featuring Kid Cudi)
12 No. I Said I LIKED You
13 M.I.L.F. - (featuring Bilal)
14 Another Victim
Product Attributes
Artist 88-Keys
Music Format Compact Disc
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