Perfect debut album?

Started by Lot Now Available, Oct 17, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

How many tracks?

  1. 5 (or less)

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  2. 6

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  3. 7

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  4. 8

    15.8%
  5. 9

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  6. 10

    26.3%
  7. 11

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  8. 12

    31.6%
  9. 13

    5.3%
  10. 14

    10.5%
  11. 15

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  12. 16 (or more)

    10.5%
  1. Lot Now Available
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    Lot Now Available Formerly Pizza Hut

    Oct 17, 2020
    I’ve been writing and rapping for the last 8 years and I’ve got a good handful of songs over the last few that I want to put on my debut album. So I’m asking for sectioneighty’s respectable opinions as I genuinely aspire to become a successful rapper within 3-5 years!

    How many tracks do you think a debut rap album should be? Is an EP or LP better for introducing a new artist? Ideal length? Any other thoughts or advice are welcome.
     
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  3. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Oct 17, 2020
    let me do a feature
     
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  4. Lot Now Available
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    Lot Now Available Formerly Pizza Hut

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    I was originally planning the album to be around 40 minutes (considered an LP), so 10-12 tracks or so. But I’m also into the idea of putting something a little more condensed out, thoughts?

    What’s your rap name?
     
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  5. Lot Now Available
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    Lot Now Available Formerly Pizza Hut

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    @cpt awesome WPG joint acc bruh you tryna k--- me with the 16+
     
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  6. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Grimace aka Andys Father Andy is my son

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    go for like 28 minutes 7/8 of your best tracks. Like make a bigger album and cut it down,

    as for rap name I hover between josh kali and kali kush
     
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  7. Lot Now Available
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    Lot Now Available Formerly Pizza Hut

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    Most of my tracks tend to run 2:30-3:30 mins so that wouldn’t be too bad
     
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  8. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    pm me a track and I'll drop a verse
     
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  9. cpt awesome WPG joint acc
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    Oct 17, 2020
    I love bloated double albums filled w skits and room to breathe world building. Give it to us
     
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  10. Lot Now Available
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    Lot Now Available Formerly Pizza Hut

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    :emoji_cold_sweat::emoji_sweat: I’m not sure I can deliver on this considering how rarely I’m able to record atm but once I have my place next year I’ll be able to make so much music, so I’ll keep this in mind!
     
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  11. DAGOAT04
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    My debut project was an ep and I'm planning another ep to drop soon with an lp sometime next year so it's up to you honestly I don't really like projects with filler and like albums that get straight to the point
     
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  12. Lot Now Available
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    Interesting, what do you consider filler when making and/or listening to albums?
     
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  13. Lot Now Available
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    As a rap listener, what are some song matters you’re not interested in hearing or got sick of?
     
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  14. DAGOAT04
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    For example, if it's a story telling album or something similar, the tracks that don't really fit with the narrative are filler imo
     
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  15. Koolo
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    Oct 17, 2020
    Cant rly formulate it that way

    most ppl have their first album as their best regardless of track number
     
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  16. Donkey Kong Cuntry
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    Oct 17, 2020
    My rec would be to drop some singles first. If you don't have a following it's much easier to get people to check out a song than a full album + here there is a creative section where you can get feedback (not sure if you've posted music before).

    For the album, I think you should let the songs themselves guide your album length. Don't pick an arbitrary number, go with what feels right for whatever your goal is with the album.
     
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  17. Ricky
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    Oct 18, 2020
    where's you know what.......
     
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  18. Ricky
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    Also, PM me bro, I need to talk to you about something @Lot Now Available
     
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  19. Ricky
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    Also, put your best songs on the album, but keep it short if it's debut, like 10-13 at most
     
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  20. thecanibus
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    Oct 18, 2020
    GRODT has 19, that’s the correct answer.
     
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