News

07.19.2007

Thumbnail-big

Kanye Competes With 50, Album Pushed Back To September 11th

by JOKESTA ()

According to reports, Kanye West’s highly anticipated third LP scheduled to drop on August 24th, has been pushed back a couple of weeks to September 11th- the same day, 50’s Curtis is set to go in stores.

Originally scheduled for a late September release and later for an August release, this would make the second time the album has been rescheduled.

“I’m ready to take over the world once again,” he added. “I have a lot to say. I got a lot more music to make. I’m still going through stuff. People are still going through stuff. I make music people can relate to every day. My music just isn’t about my story. ... There’s not one artist in the world that has as much responsibility as me. When I deliver a piece of music, it has to connect with the most genres of music. I don’t care who you name.” Kanye said in an May, 2007 interview.

Graduation is the third and final installment in Kanye West’s college-themed series. It features collabos with Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music label family and productions from Dr. Dre, Jon Brion, and himself.

Related Articles

Comments

Avatar-large
SnappS — about 1 month ago

1st bitches!!!
he gon blow 50 out

Avatar-large
RandallA — about 1 month ago

that's the single dumbest shit I ever heard

Avatar-large
DEF_LA_JUICE — about 1 month ago

cosign
now 50 will flop

Avatar-large
Havana2Bueno — about 1 month ago

haha,Kanye i ain't your biggest fan,but you a crazy mo'fo,and i respect you for this.
You gonna fuck up his album sales.

Avatar-large
b.A.sco — about 1 month ago

u think so? i mean im lookin forward to both albums but graduation will def NOT affect the sales of curtis , believe that bruh

Default-large
CB BNS — about 1 month ago

50 gona go harder then ever!!!!!!!!!!! i get money

Avatar-large
Matios — about 1 month ago

Nine million three hundred forty-seven thousand five hundred and second bitches!
In the universe. So. My question is: Why would Def Jam clear Kanye dropping an album on the same weekend as that nigga 50? That would potentially ... one of them negroes is getting burned, and the other one bought ... or maybe one burned and the other downloaded, but that is not the point. Why wouldn't they wait two weeks 'til the next pay check or the pay check before, and drop it to MAXIMIZE profitability, kn'amsaying? I don't even know what those words mean, I just want to sound smart.
-- But then again Kanye gets paid either way since he has production on 50's album. And if that nigga' does 5 mil, and Kanye inked 5%, AND THE CD's were at about 10 ... THEN ... the Kan man would make about a mil point five.
So. Basically. My balls.

Avatar-large
Ryder187 — about 1 month ago

your a fuking idiot...wtf r u talkin about.

Avatar-large
DEF_LA_JUICE — about 1 month ago

ya shut the fuck up

Default-large
streetleader — about 1 month ago

kaynes stupid as hell 4 dis one no matter what if ppl hate 50 dere still gonna buy his shit to see wat he says

Avatar-large
NINO251464 — about 1 month ago

KANYE JUST FUCKED HIS ALBUM THIS YEAR 50 TO MUCH PROMOTION KNOW ONE ON SEPT GPOIG TO REMBER KANYE THEY WILL REM 50

Avatar-large
Ryder187 — about 1 month ago

that true shit

Default-large
ALEXIRV — about 1 month ago

KANYE & 50 ARE BOTH GONNA SELL OUT THE BOX.
50'S ALBUM (APART FROM I GET MONEY) SOUNDS WACK.

Avatar-large
charismatic — about 1 month ago

All I gotta say is, this is gonna be soooo good!

Kanye vs. 50! Ring-da-ding-ding....

JULY 19, 2007 PREDICTION: 50 and Kanye ARE GOING 2 diss each other b4 the album's drop! And 50 IS PROBABLY, MOST LIKELY, going to throw the FIRST Jab!

Default-large
monz3778 — about 1 month ago

50 WILL WIN BECAUSE WHITE KIDS ARE GONNA BUY 50. REAL HIPHOP HEADS GONNA BUY KANYE BECAUSE HE TALK ABOUT THING THAT MATTER NOT LIKE CURTIS JACKSON WHO GOTTA HOPE EMINEMS FANS DIDN'T ABANDON HIM AFTER THE WACK ASS MASSACRE. ANOTHER 16 SONGS ABOUT SELF CENTERED BULLSHIT. CORPORATE AMERICA FUCKED UP RAP.IT COULD NEVER FUCK UP THE REAL HIPHOP CULTURE. GUNS,DRUGS,MONEY,BITCHES AND CARS THERE WAS MORE TO HIPHOP THAN THIS WHEN I WAS COMIN UP. NOW WE GOT SHALLOW BULLSHIT AND THATS WHAT YOU ROBOTS ARE BUYIN.

Avatar-large
makaveli1490 — about 1 month ago

50 is not droppin on the 11th

Avatar-large
M DotLund — about 1 month ago

50 pushed his album back 4rm sept 11th... so it aint gon compete w/ Ye's... @ least that what it said in a previous article on defsounds

Avatar-large
DEF_LA_JUICE — about 1 month ago

that shit was in the rumor section

Avatar-large
str8blogs — about 1 month ago

Yea, 50 drops a week later than 'Ye.

Either way, I got 'Ye outselling Fif.

Watch.

Avatar-large
makaveli1490 — about 1 month ago

i just dont understand why yall people underestimate that boy

i mean 12 million on his first. 50 got lucky

come back wit 9.8 million on his second. dats bullshit, niggas started hatin

come back wit 4 million on a SOUNDTRACK

EMINEM AND 50 CENT SELLS THE MOST

yall always sayin sumbody gonna outsell him

did kanye out sell 50 last time

he was nowhere near 50 numbers

please stop livin in ur own lil world, and just be sayin things

Avatar-large
tone8834 — about 1 month ago

No it was a rumor that 50 said he wouldnt drop the 11th because he felt it was disrespectful but it wasnt confirmed by him so as far as i know hes still dropping the 11th and Kanye will out sell him i used to be a 50 fan and he said these lyrics from curtis will be like his lyrics were rite befor get rich or die tryin what a fuckin liar lol

Default-large
playboy08 — about 1 month ago

Man 50 vs. Kanye is gonna be like Mayweather vs. De La Hoya and 50 always call himself the Floyd Mayweather of hip hop so i see a good match but 50 aka mayweather of hip hop will win this one

Avatar-large
str8blogs — about 1 month ago

@Mak

The dickriders still waste no time I see. Listen, I'm not hating on anyone by stating my opinion. I didn't say 50 would flop (though I think he's in for a surprise this go round). I'm not wishing he would flop. I'd never hate on the next man getting paper or being successful.

More power to him.

But since you asked, my opinion is based off the fact that all his singles are in the toilet as far as the ratings go. Don't listen to me, go check Billboard. Find a 50 single in the top 50 right now.

I say that to say this - He may still do well (rough guess is no better than 3x plat), but that's only on the strength of his name. People will still check for a 50 album even if it is wack. Same as Em (Encore was trash but still sold well).

But the numbers from last time mean shit. I believe your boy said it best "You're only good as you last hit."

And right now, he just isn't making hits.

The numbers don't lie.

Avatar-large
makaveli1490 — about 1 month ago

i neva said u was hating

but u got to be crazy to think that

50 name is the news everyday

we rarely hear from kanye

50 is a marketing genius, and when he is involved everybody listens

they gonna do their numbers, but naw bout him outsellin him

dont think so my man

and singles doesnt dictate record sales anymore

game went platinum and look at his singles

young buck outsold mims and , and compare their singles

mims did way betta on the charts

its a different time now. all these one hit wonders fucked the game up and people dont buy cd's anymore

but 50, it seem everytime he drop its like 10 million

they on different levels my man

Avatar-large
str8blogs — about 1 month ago

Here we go with this again.

1)'The Doctor's Advocate' isn't plat. Where did you get that from?

2)It could be because Buck is a more established artist than Mims, which is why people went and copped his album despite all his singles bricking on the radio. I already said I expect a similar reaction for 'Curtis.' But not to the extent of 10 mil.

3)50...a genius...please. I've yet to hear one person that talks that shit give me an example.

When he came out, he was hot. So naturally if he's involved with your record, you'll be hot (which explains the early success of G Unit). Nothing was done out of the ordinary to warrant calling him a 'genius.'

Like every other rapper on the planet, you release some radio friendly singles, shoot a couple of videos, drop the album, tour, then repeat. Or in 50's case you start beef with another rapper too (to help build the hype).

That about it...nothing special.

But that isn't to take anything away from his success. He moved a lot of units previously.

But again, that doesn't mean shit now.

4)If he's such a "marketing genius", why is everyone on G Unit bricking?

Default-large
wisdomwriter — about 1 month ago

I'd like Kanye West a little more if he didn't have his head shoved so far up his ass. He should work on sounding a touch more humble, if anyone knows how quick it can all be taken away in the blink of an eye, it should be him.

Avatar-large
str8blogs — about 1 month ago

Ye does come off as dickhead...and I'm not a huge fan of him but I give him respect because he's original with his.

Can't say the same about most cats in the game right now.

Avatar-large
FreshPrince305 — about 1 month ago

kanye gone blow 50 ass out da water

Avatar-large
RandallA — about 1 month ago

that's the second dumbest shit I heard one of you stupid fucks say today

Avatar-large
Karmaloop — about 1 month ago

Lol........... how did Roc-a-fella/Def Jam allow this? Are they on crack.. it's going to kill both their album sales.

Avatar-large
ISEELAMEPEOPLE — about 1 month ago

Damn why he push that shit back. I've been waiting for this shit a while. At least its just a week.

Default-large
Nychypeman — about 1 month ago

dam it.... i gotta buy 2 albums when i really should represent the people that died on september 11th.... 4 get it i just get the bootleg lol

Default-large
youngblood — about 1 month ago

Good point my nigga... i probably do the same thing 2.
see you at the bootleg joint.

Avatar-large
shiftydahustla — about 1 month ago

ha ha 50 gonna get HIS ass FUCKING SHUT DOWN BY KANYE WHATS NEXT JA VS EM

Default-large
Sanity — about 1 month ago

i know it may seem like bullshit.. but i have a feeling kanye will do better than 50

Avatar-large
REK76 — about 1 month ago

i thought he wasnt putiing it out that day, any way i think 50 will sell more than kanye

Default-large
morehouse — about 1 month ago

I agree Sanity: Kanye is going to do 50 in!!!

Avatar-large
Havana2Bueno — about 1 month ago

50's movie soundtrack album was better than massacre,
50's gonna get burnt,because he makes that pop shit for the sole purpose to sell alot,but he's met his match,cos Kanye makes just as good pop beats and he's got alot of commercial appeal.Kanye's singles will be more popular guranteed,50's singles would usually be popular but garbage like amusement park,straight to the bank and i got money will be his biggest mistake.

Avatar-large
Chaos96 — about 1 month ago

Naw you can't kill Kanye's sales. his fan base too strong.

Avatar-large
str8blogs — about 1 month ago

And that's what I don't think they realize.

Nah, Kanye hasn't sold as well as 50, but cats on here are acting like he's been flopping too.

'Ye lately has been getting from everybody - the broads, middle america, the kids, parents - everybody likes dude now. You see that's been the trend in rap lately, especially in the post Imus era. People are checking for more positivity in Hip-Hop.

Kanye fills that void perfectly.

50 is now pretty much limited to the lil' clowns out in the suburbs who enjoy that pop-trash-r&b/rap shit).

I can't name one broad who's feeling 'Amusement Park.' I don't hear 'Straight to the Bank' in the clubs or any parties I've been too.

But that just might just be in the Baltimore/DC area.

(And as a blogger, yes I really go out and research stuff like this.)

50's spot is far from cemented. He got lazy, and set the stage for his downfall. He can talk all the shit he wants about the public wanting to destroy him.

At this rate, they won't even have to.

He's doing it to himself.

Avatar-large
westcoastin98 — about 1 month ago

50 aint gone sell 10 million not this time ...........but who knows 50 mite have beef with someone or start a new one cuz camron is played out he always doing this crap start shiit so we can bye his shiit and hype his dodo azz up

Avatar-large
uvf_4_life — about 1 month ago

50 will outsell kanye and any other rapper this year and next.his fan base is stronger than anyone elses in the us and worldwide but i dont think this will happin either one will have to budge but hey im coppin both.i get money has way more buzz than any of kanyes.even kanye was freesylin over it on hot 97 sayin this is my fav song right now wat more u need?

Default-large
eminem101 — BANNED — about 1 month ago

all niggers should die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Avatar-large
uvf_4_life — about 1 month ago

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
banned

Default-large
eminem101 — BANNED — about 1 month ago

shut up u stupid nigger monkey! know ur place at the zoo!

Avatar-large
uvf_4_life — about 1 month ago

im not black but ur goin get banned

Default-large
eminem101 — BANNED — about 1 month ago

stop denying ur nigger heritage and stfu and go back to the zoo and maybe ill forget about u if im lucky u dumb nigger

Avatar-large
westcoastin98 — about 1 month ago

eminem u fag get out you white boy

Avatar-large
geez16 — about 1 month ago

he a piece of shit

Avatar-large
CypressDS — about 1 month ago

cant you people tell this is that birdman guy who wrote all the posts on the talib kweli review dont pay attention to him he is just doing this to make people mad and dont change your veiws about white people or eminem just cause this one fag just sits at home and jacksoff while he writes stupid comments on this website.

Avatar-large
BP21 — about 1 month ago

"There’s not one artist in the world that has as much responsibility as me."

KANYE IS COCKY AND DUMB AS HELL

Default-large
Agent 0 — about 1 month ago

WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF 50 CENT PUSHES HIS ALBUM BACK AGAIN DUE TO MORE "INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION PROPBLEMS" LOL, SIKE NAH, I THINK HE HAS WAY TO MUCH PRIDE FOR THAT *SITS BACK AND WAITS FOR 50 (& MAYBE HIS EXTRA PAIR OF BALLS-no homo-AKA TONY YAYO) TO TAKE SHOTS AT KANYE IN HIS NEXT INTERVIEW"

Avatar-large
REALTALKOFNY — about 1 month ago

Yeah he fucked up his album sales...that wa sthe wrong decision because we all know 50 markets his album better than anyone and he has more fans than kanye so i dont see the logic in pushing his album back so close to 50 cents album......not smart!

Avatar-large
EAzyy — about 1 month ago

50 is gonna make kanye wish he never released his album on the 11th of sept
i hope 50 or kanye dont try 2 push their album back 2 favor themselves, wan them to go head to head.......may the best man win

Avatar-large
yungballa4ever — about 1 month ago

thats interesting
50 gon sell more no doubt

Default-large
Nychypeman — about 1 month ago

i think 50 will sell more... that i getmoney is just gettin buzz and its a hood banger. ALSO other rappers rappin ova the same beat = even more buzz. So by the time the video get old... album is out with a new single. But i think Kanye and 50 will still go multi plat.

Avatar-large
hatemebytch — about 1 month ago

people said that G Unit couldnt compete with Jay-Z black album! They both did well! I think Kanye will do 500,000 50 will do 600,000...Kanye will do his usual numbers i believe!

Default-large
kingz posse — about 1 month ago

man ima by dat kanye album it seems like its gon be good and if it aint....naw ima just jack it 4rom sombody dat way if i dnt like a track then i aint waist squat

Avatar-large
oliwood — about 1 month ago

yo you all stupid as fuck .....50 cent will win with a finger in his ass .G-UniT is the kings new-york and evywhere..easely .....Kanyé fuck this stupid homo and stop saying fifty sings for white people you all fucking racist bitchass motha fucka

Avatar-large
ActnJcksn — about 1 month ago

with a finger in his ass tho? sounds a lil homo to me

Avatar-large
Matios — about 1 month ago

Lmao. Is Oliwood all right? And what's racist about saying "He's singing for white people,"? No body said white people were inferior or dumb or land stealing or small pox on blanket giving or taxing to benefit the rich and powerful, all they said is that he sings for white people. 50 will tell you he sings for white people. White people constitute about half of the U.S. population, and they stick together, so if you target them then you get more money, that's just smart business.
-- Of course we all know white people love black people so whatever black people say is coo', they say is coo' ... so really ... if you do "black music" with white people appeal then you sell ... which is what he's doing.
Ho.
And you put the accent on the wrong letter in Kanye's name. If it was on the "E" you'd pronounce it like Wanye from Boyz 2 Men.

Holla.

Avatar-large
shiftydahustla — about 1 month ago

where can i download that new chamillionire mixtape messiah pt3 cd n dvd i need that like a crackhead needs crack

Avatar-large
geez16 — about 1 month ago

datpiff.com

Avatar-large
CypressDS — about 1 month ago

on his website

Avatar-large
ActnJcksn — about 1 month ago

anyway i'm kinda upset Kanye is pushin back his album i was lookin forward to that shit

Default-large
asdf1234 — about 1 month ago

Matios u fuckin nigger go kill urself. 50 will do better than faggot kanye who belongs on the disney channel with his raps. And to correct you, black music isn't "coo" u fuckin idiot. The only reason people listen to black music is to make themselves look hard, and thats the truth. These niggers talk about all these killings, shootings, etc. but aint never been involved with any (except for a slim few). Dumbass

Avatar-large
Matios — about 1 month ago

Lmao.
I love you too.

Default-large
popatop — about 1 month ago

This nigga lil wayne is not a gangster, he is fake and he kissed another grown ass man. All these are facts now.... So what else needs to be said????

Default-large
popatop — about 1 month ago

lmao wrong post my bad

Avatar-large
geez16 — about 1 month ago

^^^no its cool lets just go with this

fuck that wack fuckin bitch

Avatar-large
ckateboardback — about 1 month ago

none of 50's singles compare's to kayne's one single on 106andpart moneymade o and another banger as well stronger. simply better than 50's playhouse ryhmes lol

Avatar-large
geez16 — about 1 month ago

youre an idiot if uthink ye will outsell 50. i like ye better i can finally agree wit da dipshit on this. but fif has too big of a mindless fan base made up 14-16 yr olds who will buy it. ill probably just bootleg both of them and use the money i saved to buy weed so they both sound better

Default-large
cass_da_best — about 1 month ago

weed is for dumbasses
stay sober and get ur life together

Default-large
The Statement — about 1 month ago

Nah i dont smoke weed, I smoke clowns like you on the b-ball court lmao

Avatar-large
DEF_LA_JUICE — about 1 month ago

50 will sell just cuz hes 50, but it wont be like his first 2 albums
he sell like 3, 4 mil 5 max, just cuz of fanbase and he is a marketing genius
but i say he wont sell 10 mill cuz his first singles aint hitting

kanye will less than 50, but will have the better album
kanye is sick as fuck

Avatar-large
finesse513 — about 1 month ago

I cosign dat 50 first 2 singles are wack plus he aint got no controversy going for the new album that might cost him some sales

Avatar-large
DEF_LA_JUICE — about 1 month ago

from 1st to second album 50 dropped in content more
50 1 classic album
kanye 2 classic albums

Avatar-large
rapgod — about 1 month ago

yall know 50 gon pull some publicity stunt to get his shit up!!!!

Avatar-large
finesse513 — about 1 month ago

hell yeah he always do that shit

Default-large
PLANETMIX — about 1 month ago

why does it matter. Only a fool would buy a cd these days. all music is free. I havent bought a cd in 5 years and i have thousands. bootlegs of both will be for sale in my hood for 2 dollars the same day they come out. fuck both of them artists especially kanye, with his dick in the mouth looking ass. neither of tthem ever supported there own people or put a indie artist on and both of them shit on the people who helped them get where they are.

Avatar-large
finesse513 — about 1 month ago

I feel you on that the I cant remember that last cd I bought

Avatar-large
CypressDS — about 1 month ago

kanye will smash 50 in album sails

Avatar-large
geez16 — about 1 month ago

ya bootlegging is a good check on these corporations. if no one ever bootlegged a cd then the companies would be ridiculously rich. more power to the people

an i wanna give a shout out to a fuckboy by the name of cass da best. dont tell me to get my life together when u dont know me. u probably feel that way because u couldnt keep ur life straight when u were smoking. well i can so maybe youre the dumbass fuckboy

Default-large
5thLetter — about 1 month ago

People....think logically on this one. They aren't going to hurt each other's sales. This will be a boost for music sales overall simply b/c people will probably buy both albums. I'm a fan of both and intend to buy BOTH albums anyway. I hate when I hear artists (50 does this alot) say "Droppin' on the same day as me isn't smart. yada yada yada" Acutally...it is because if you like someone's music, you'll buy it regardless of what else is on the shelf.

Now...as for the bootlegging? PLANETMIX said he hasn't bought an album in like 5 years? I know people like that. I guess b/c I'm working to be in the industry, I'm against downloading. Think about it like this: How would you feel if YOU were the artist, a label gave you a $500,000 advance to make an album. YOu make that album and you're happy b/c its' hot, but before you drop it, it's bootlegged like crazy. What COULD have been 4,5,6 million records sold is now 1,2,or if your'e lucky 3. Your'e taking money out of their pocket. It LOOKS like they've got alot of money, but trust. Only a SELECT few artists are really paid like that...

Avatar-large
geez16 — about 1 month ago

nah fuck that cuz its like this. who says they need to be multimillionaires if they like what they doin 100,000 is a shit load of money too i dont see anywhere it says these people need to be set for life just because they wrote a couple good bars over a beat they paid too much for. makes it a necessity for the artist to create fanbase that will like them enough to buy their shit. im sorry but this aint 1995 anymore where one hit will let u sell a shitload of records only for the buyer to find out the rest of the cd is trash.(takin money out of my pocket now)

if u slackin u aint goin platinum

Avatar-large
Havana2Bueno — about 1 month ago

Nas ain't slacking lol,you know he's packing.

Yet he still ain';t going platinum (not until hustlers and why you hate the game videos are released)

Avatar-large
geez16 — about 1 month ago

and no its not always the case that people would buy both. maybe for a 25 yr old man with a job but plenty of kids arent goin to be havin 30 bucks they'll decide which one to buy. if i was 14-15 again id definitely just pick up that kanye and say fuck fif. go get somethin ta eat at the food court and be out

Avatar-large
Saigiddy — about 1 month ago

i don even ccare bout this, regardless they both gon sell nuff units, both gon be good albums especially kanyes

Avatar-large
CypressDS — about 1 month ago

when i think about it again since its the same day people will probably pick up both since there already there and both are new

Default-large
gangsterboy — about 1 month ago

kanye or 50 take ya pick!!!!!!!!!!!

Avatar-large
CypressDS — about 1 month ago

kanye

Avatar-large
derrty damon — about 1 month ago

i think 50 will outsell kanye but it wouldnt matter to fif cuz he got allthe money,alot of fans,and most of his tracks are really big. but dont get me wrong kanye can do his thing n still outsell 50

Default-large
bhunt09 — about 1 month ago

it shall be close..'history' if kayne pulls it off..but i think fif will sell more..jus cuz is fif yakno'

Avatar-large
ChildOfHipHop — about 1 month ago

i think kanye will out sell him, but he aint gon smash on his sales lol...but kanye does have alotta fans, the backpackers...underground ppl that dont like commercial shit lik 50...so well see,

Default-large
GABEREAL — about 1 month ago

Iight listen to this!!! 50 aint no where near better than The Ye-ga-miceter. Kanye been makin beats for everybody since H-to the izzo which has been like 70 years ago. His style is mad crazy and everybody likes it, he handles his business with no beef necessary, Kanye is a role model that is loved by all different types of parents world wide, u can't get any better than that, he is a trendsetter and he is the best in the game forget everybody else right now. He took old classical hits that the old folks liked, brushed em off and made the new folks like them too. So just chill out, we'll see what happens when they drop.

and 50 ahas hit a major change in his style since he dropped that movie. I guees he thinks that since everybody knows he's gangsta he aint got nothin to prove anymore.

....and that game he had.

check this out!!!

www.myspace.com/gaberealisill

Post a Comment

 
Don't have an account? Signup now