88-KEYS GEARS UP FOR THE RELEASE OF FIRST SOLO ALBUM, THE DEATH OF ADAM IN STORES NOVEMBER 11TH
New York, NY – Moving from a behind the scenes producer to frontman, breakthrough artist 88-Keys presents his first solo album, The Death of Adam on Decon Records. A highly conceptual release, The Death of Adam examines mankind’s most common storyline; the relationship between men and women.
The album, Executive Produced by longtime friend Kanye West, will be an introduction to 88-Keys the musician, extending beyond his production credits (A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Macy Gray and others) to highlight his skills on the mic as MC, singer and collaborator. The album, two years in the making, started out as a series of instrumentals from 88-Keys. Throughout the artistic process, and with the addition of Kanye West as Executive Producer, the album has grown to become one of the most well-executed and artistic conceptual records to date. 88-Keys appears on vocals on more than half of the tracks, and the album features the likes of Kanye West, J*Davey, Phonte of Little Brother, Redman, Kid Cudi, Shitake Monkey, & Bilal.
“My album has a deep & detailed story line which follows my boy Adam (whom EVERYBODY knows) through a day in the life of him trying to get ‘some’, and all of the trials and tribulations he goes through in order to get it,” 88-Keys explains. The first single, “Stay Up! (Viagra)” is a perfect illustration of that universal storyline coming to life, and features the album’s executive producer Kanye West.
Other tracks on the album follow suit, expanding on the story of Adam, and his repeated run-ins with the fairer sex. “’The Burning Bush’, which features Redman, is a song which embodies the essence of the Funk Doctor Spock at his best,” 88-Keys says. “This song captures the soul of James Brown, hard knock and melodic funkiness of my hip-hop spirit and the grit and dirt of Redman’s humorous/Brick City-bred lyrics, all mixed into one. Use as prescribed!”
“’The Friend Zone’ is a hard rocking song with crossover pop appeal aimed directly at the spirit of today’s youth but contains adult undertones. Let’s rate this one PG-13. This is a man’s guide to not settling for being HER best bud since you can’t be her best LOVE.”
88-Keys continues, “’M.I.L.F.’ (featuring Bilal) is a soul-drenched song which deals with the pleasure & pain of having a child with someone you’re no longer (or probably never were) in love with. Bouncing bass, orgasmic organs, sexy strings. Basically this is baby-making music at it’s finest. (Uh oh!)”
“The Death of Adam is heavily conceptual (and exceptional).” 88-Keys reflects. “I think it will remind people of how relationships work for the better or worse. I learned a lot about myself, as I am ‘Adam’, you are ‘Adam’. ‘Adam’ is your father, your brother, a best friend or a friend of a friend whom you’ve heard about.”
The Death of Adam will be available in stores November 11th.