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What do you think of releasing too many songs too early?

Kanye himself released 6 songs from a 12-14 track album.
Personally, I really don't like cuz it spoils the listening experience. I won't have what I had when I listened to Graduation for the first time.
Thinking about sales, I think it will also be a negative factor.

What do you think of the single selection?

I think Power is a perfect first single, as Diamonds and CTMN were.
I really don't like Runaway (I like the song) as the second single. I don't know if we can consider Monster a single.
I really think AOTL should have been the second single. Power and Runaway are his worst charting singles before the album release date ever.
Thinking about sales, I think the singles will be a negative factor.

What do you think about not having a "typical" music video?
I love Power video, but Idk why it's so short.
I think the Runaway video is great for the promotion, but I think it was released too early. imo 2 weeks before the release date would have been better.
I know there is a Runaway music video (just the scene from the movie), but is it playing like other regular music videos in MTV, VH1...?
I still miss a "typical" music video.

The rest of the promotion, VMA, SNL, FB and Twitter are perfect.

What you think? I know the he has said that the songs will be different. But he talked about music embellishments. I don't expect new verses on LITW, DIAND, Dark Fantasy for example.


 

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I stopped reading after you told us that he released 6 songs from a 12-14 track album. Can't you guys get it through your fucking heads? Kanye said that "we have not heard these songs" the way they are going to be on the album. I'm sorry man, I'll read your post but come on guys...

 

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I'm sorry but Power and Runaway are not his worst charting singles before release date.
 

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The Runaway said:
I'm sorry but Power and Runaway are not his worst charting singles.
Amazing and Paranoid both did worse, and I am nearly positive many singles from CD and LR did as well.
 

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Yeah I just looked it up Diamonds and Cant Tell Me Nothing are.Both Power and Runaway have charted higher.
 

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That's at least if we're only talking about singles before release date.
 

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The Runaway said:
I'm sorry but Power and Runaway are not his worst charting singles before release date.
Timesitheus said:
Amazing and Paranoid both did worse, and I am nearly positive many singles from CD and LR did as well.
I said before the album...Amazing and Paranoid were released after the album.
 

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renangms said:
I said before the album...Amazing and Paranoid were released after the album.
I just posted the two songs that did worse before album and both are considered some of his best songs.
 
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8th Wonder said:
All he cares about is putting out a great product.  Not about how he promotes it
to an extent, yes.. but of course he wants to promote it.
otherwise, he wouldn't have put runaway on BET, MTV, MTV2, vh1.com, bet.com, and mtv.com simultaneously then.
 

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The Runaway said:
I just posted the two songs that did worse before album and both are considered some of his best songs.
Ok. But what about Gold Digger, Stronger, Love Lockdown and Heartless? All top 3.

CTMN was #8 @ Rap songs. Power didn't crack the top 10 (which is astonishing to me)

And I'm not talking about the quality. I love Power and really like Runaway.
 

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Ok. But what about Gold Digger, Stronger, Love Lockdown and Heartless? All top 3.

CTMN was #8 @ Rap songs. Power didn't crack the top 10 (which is astonishing to me)

And I'm not talking about the quality. I love Power and really like Runaway.
Who cares about top rap songs.You just said they are his worst charting singles.I'm just pointing out your innacuracies.When it comes to mainstream the hot 100 is all that matters and Power and Runaway have done better than both singles.Not every song can be a top 5 hit.These songs have not done bad by any means.Some of you guys expect Kanye to keep the same formula every time.Clearly that isnt the case right now.He's putting out what he wants to put out.To be fair though I agree with everyone else Runaway should not have been a single.
 

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The big artists don't care about the Top Rap Songs when it comes to the charts.They care about the Hot 100.
 

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I think he's done fine promoting the album, probably put more effort into it than any other album. The only problem is there just hasn't been a single for the public to really latch on to. Power and Runaway were just not geared for radio, not really. To be honest I can't see All of the Lights doing too well either. With his first three albums he had huge main singles and solid singles to follow them. 808s wasn't quite as big but people said he was bound not to sell so much since it was an all-singing album, but the truth is Kanye just hasn't had a massive hit since 'Stronger'. I don't think he really wants one.
 

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devilmaycare said:
Kanye just hasn't had a massive hit since 'Stronger'. I don't think he really wants one.
I think Love Lockdown and Heartless were huge singles. Don't confuse club banger with a big single. They both made top 3 in the Hot 100. No other album had such big singles before the album.
 

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promotion is not that great. none of my friends even know he has a new album coming out. around where i live if ur not on the radio then no one pays attention to u and kanye is not on the radio around here at all
 

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tbh, Outside of the internet, you'll find that many people (or at least the many non black people I hang with), have no fucking idea that kanye is releasing an album this year
 
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