How y’all feel about new industry trend — the deluxe album?

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What’s up with this? A deluxe used to mean 3 extra tracks. Not all albums that dropped had a deluxe either. Sometime it used to be a deal with a specific brick and mortar retailer or iTunes or an international edition thing.

All these dudes are dropping whole other albums now and calling it a deluxe.
 

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That’s what they doing now.

Go look at Nav and Uzi deluxes. It’s whole new albums. Lil Baby threw out 6 tracks for his deluxe.

A-Boogie and Durk got a deluxe coming soon too.

nav dropped his deluxe like 3 days after his album dropped and it def boosted his streaming numbers for his first week
 

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That’s what they doing now.

Go look at Nav and Uzi deluxes. It’s whole new albums. Lil Baby threw out 6 tracks for his deluxe.

A-Boogie and Durk got a deluxe coming soon too.

When you ain't rappin about shyt or recycling the same street shootin' shyt, it's easy.
 

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Ice Cube and NWA used to release an EP with all the shut that didn't make the album along with one or 2 new tracks. I like as long as we are getting new shyt though, especially for the legacy artist and real hip hop artists.
 

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Being that all the new artists seem to be doing it

It has to be a mandate from the labels :jbhmm:
 

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just got done with listening to Saturdays JBP ep where they were talking about this.lol

personally its whatever, i lean toward it being ok. When its out i just go straight to the added songs.
 

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It depends on the artists I guess. I don't listen to Uzi much, but I'm glad he dropped the "deluxe" version cause the first one was mid compared to that one. I guess this gives bad/mediocre/subpar/whatever artists a chance to strike while the iron is hot and just put as much material out there to see what sticks. It's about quantity over quality for them. You more than likely won't see people like Krit, Gibbs, Kendrick, Cole, GxFR, Pusha T, etc spam their product like that.
 

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It depends on the artists I guess. I don't listen to Uzi much, but I'm glad he dropped the "deluxe" version cause the first one was mid compared to that one. I guess this gives bad/mediocre/subpar/whatever artists a chance to strike while the iron is hot and just put as much material out there to see what sticks. It's about quantity over quality for them. You more than likely won't see people like Krit, Gibbs, Kendrick, Cole, GxFR, Pusha T, etc spam their product like that.
Uzi regular shyt was overhyped and mid and the deluxe was better but the mixing and cohesiveness was off
 

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just got done with listening to Saturdays JBP ep where they were talking about this.lol

personally its whatever, i lean toward it being ok. When its out i just go straight to the added songs.
Yea some artists are getting hip to that too. They're rearranging the track list instead of just adding them to the bottom. Moneybagg Yo did this for Time Served

So what people end up doing is just listening to the whole album again cause people don't wanna be sifting through picking the bonuses
 
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