The Death of Adam
The Death of Adam
Studio album by 88-Keys


11 November 2008




Hip hop


Decon Records


88-Keys, Brook D'Leau, Peter Wade Keusch, Shitake Monkey

The Death of Adam is the debut studio album by American hip hop artist 88-Keys, released in 2008 on Decon Records. The album tells the story of an investigation surrounding the death of a man named Adam, who was murdered in his Harlem loft apartment. The story is told instrumentally, while the featured artists help expand upon the story. Aside from songs, the album's investigative story is told through visual means, particularly DCN 27 News pieces that were distributed on multiple video-sharing sites. In the faux news bulletins, a news reporter interviews various artists who apparently knew Adam to a certain extent and provide their feedback on his death.

The album was produced entirely by 88-Keys. It features guest appearances by Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Redman, Bilal, and Phonte, amongst others. It received generally positive reviews from critics.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Morning Wood" 88-Keys 88-Keys, Peter Wade Keusch (co.) 4:04
2. "Nice Guys Finish Last" 88-Keys 88-Keys 2:12
3. "The Friends Zone" 88-Keys, Shitake Monkey 88-Keys, Shitake Monkey (co.) 4:04
4. "Handcuff 'Em" 88-Keys 88-Keys 2:54
5. "Stay Up! (Viagra)" 88-Keys, Kanye West 88-Keys 3:11
6. "There's Pleasure in It" 88-Keys 88-Keys 1:31
7. "(Awww Man) Round 2?" 88-Keys 88-Keys 2:39
8. "Dirty Peaches" 88-Keys, J*DaVeY 88-Keys, Brook D'Leau (co.) 4:27
9. "Close Call" 88-Keys, Phonte 88-Keys 3:56
10. "The Burning Bush" 88-Keys, Redman 88-Keys 3:49
11. "Ho' Is Short for Honey" 88-Keys, Kid Cudi 88-Keys 3:04
12. "No. I Said I LIKED You" 88-Keys 88-Keys 1:45
13. "M.I.L.F." 88-Keys, Bilal 88-Keys 3:49
14. "Another Victim" 88-Keys 88-Keys 2:22
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