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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. First he became an intern and then an engineer at West Hempstead's famous recording studio The Music Palace, where he began networking and working with rappers like Large Professor, Nas, Q-Tip, and Pete Rock. The 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. Released by the Decon label, the album was executive produced by Kanye West and featured guest shots from Bilal, Little Brother, Kid Cudi, and Redman. ~ David Jeffries
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88-Keys


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88-Keys

Top Songs by
88-Keys

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    Popularity
  2.   I'm Like by Mars Whiteman
  3.   In The Zone
  4.   The Friends Zone ft. Shitake Monkey
  5.   The Friends Zone (feat. Shitake Monkey) [Needlz' Dirty Syringe Remix] by Shitake Monkey
  6.   Another Victim
  7.   M.I.L.F.
  8.   Close Call
  9.   Dirty Peaches
  10.   (Awww Man) Round 2?
  11.   There's Pleasure in It
  12.   Stay Up! (Viagra)
  13.   Handcuff 'Em
  14.   The Friends Zone (feat. Shitake Monkey) by Shitake Monkey
  15.   Nice Guys Finish Last
  16.   Ho' Is Short for Honey by Kid Cudi
  17.   Morning Wood
  18.   The Burning Bush by Redman
  19.   Bout To Bus'
  20.   No. I Said I LIKED You
  21.   Everybody Up!

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