The Death of Adam [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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apper 88-Keys' debut full-length, The Death of Adam, is an ambitious concept album, one obsessed with sex as much as any given Devin the Dude album is obsessed with weed. The story of this Adam begins with the jaunty "Morning Wood," an ode to A.M. erections that mixes the flavors of alt-rappers like Pigeon John, Danny!, and Prince Paul along with the cocksure attitude of the album's executive producer, Kanye West. The track's "Now I'm thinking of a plan/That doesn't involve my hand" sets Adam on a journey that will involve kink (the thuggish "Handcuff 'Em"), Viagra (lead single "Stay Up!"), and unwanted emotional attachment ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Producer
apper 88-Keys' debut full-length, The Death of Adam, is an ambitious concept album, one obsessed with sex as much as any given Devin the Dude album is obsessed with weed. The story of this Adam begins with the jaunty "Morning Wood," an ode to A.M. erections that mixes the flavors of alt-rappers like Pigeon John, Danny!, and Prince Paul along with the cocksure attitude of the album's executive producer, Kanye West. The track's "Now I'm thinking of a plan/That doesn't involve my hand" sets Adam on a journey that will involve kink (the thuggish "Handcuff 'Em"), Viagra (lead single "Stay Up!"), and unwanted emotional attachment ("No. I Said I LIKED You," which tells its story through loops and samples). The album's title gives away the big spoiler, but the big lure here isn't so much the story as the way it is told, with adventurous and always fully formed productions. "The Friends Zone" ("My vision is double from the Viagra I popped/Thinking about your bubble girl") borrows a riff from Devo's "Come Back Jonee," while samples from Paul McCartney's Wings figure into both "Dirty Peaches" with J. Davey and "Ho' Is Short for Honey" with Kid Cudi. Other guests include Phonte and Redman plus an amazing appearance from Bilal, who is bold enough to lend his golden age vocals to a neo-soul song called "M.I.L.F." This idea of seducing the older set with such a brash acronym is heads-up for how offensive the album can be, but all rash decisions have consequences in Adam's world, so think of this as the Penthouse letters column with a conscience and plenty of smarts. The Death of Adam may not be for everyone, but it's a horny kind of clever the more open-minded hip-hop fan will savor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Decon Inc
  • UPC: 850717001766
  • Catalog Number: 66
  • Sales rank: 159,519

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Morning Wood (4:02)
  2. 2 Nice Guys Finish Last (2:10)
  3. 3 The Friends Zone - Shitake Monkey (4:02)
  4. 4 Handcuff 'Em (2:52)
  5. 5 Stay Up! (Viagra) (3:09)
  6. 6 There's Pleasure in It (1:29)
  7. 7 (Awww Man) Round 2? (2:37)
  8. 8 Dirty Peaches - J*Davey (4:25)
  9. 9 Close Call - Phonte (3:54)
  10. 10 The Burning Bush (3:47)
  11. 11 Ho' Is Short for Honey - Kid Cudi (3:02)
  12. 12 No. I Said I LIKED You (1:43)
  13. 13 M.I.L.F. - Bilal (3:47)
  14. 14 Another Victim (2:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
88-Keys Primary Artist, Tambourine
Francesco Romano Guitar
Kanye West Guest Appearance
Just Blaze scratching
Bilal Guest Appearance
Stephanie Alexander Vocals
Chuck Brody Vocals, Background Vocals
Johnny Rodeo Guest Appearance
Electric Pete Background Vocals
Franky "Vegas" Romano Guitar
J*Davey Guest Appearance
Leron Thomas Trumpet
Izza Kizza Vocals
Ayanna Irish Vocals
Winston Nelson Organ, Bass, Piano, Strings, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Leslie G! Vocals
Electric Pete Vocals
Leora Edut Spoken Word
Nikki Sparkz Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul McCartney Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Linda McCartney Composer
Bob Mothersbaugh Composer
Ed Townsend Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Brett Cartwright Composer
Peter Wade Engineer
Michelle Bell Composer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
A. Ingram Composer
Kanye West Composer, Executive Producer
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer
88-Keys Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Peter Wade Keusch Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Chuck Brody Producer, Audio Production
Johnny Rodeo Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Phonte Composer
Kid Cudi Composer
Charley Caripides Engineer
Eliot Leigh Engineer
Brook Davis Audio Production
J. Hill Composer
C. Njapa Composer
C. Shreve Composer
J. Weatherly Composer
H. Hinsley Composer
T. Connors Composer
J. Ferguson Composer
P. Oliver Composer
S. Stewart Composer
B. Oliver Composer
T. Swain Composer
A. Ingram Composer
S. Jolley Composer
S. Payne Composer
L. John Composer
B. White Composer
T. Davis Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    this album was sick

    i went out to support an artist that i thought was great, and that's exactly what the album was. aside from the music being excellent, the creativity behind the booklet and its layout was also creative, showing real dedication in the work being put out. 2 thumbs up for The Death of Adam!

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