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    How many tracks should an EP be?

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    What is it? Aye I'm tryin to write some songs really for the first time and want to make my own EP. I don't have enough bars for an album since I'm not even a rapper so I can't spit bars like that. My question is how many tracks should an EP be not including the remixes and crap like that? I'm going to press it up and everything, go official wit it.
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    wat does the abbr. EP and LP stand for.... i never did ask

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    Well the EP LP discussion has been going on for years. EP is Extended Play, which is for a project that is longer than a single but not a complete album. Thus, the term 'extended'.

    LP means Long Play which is a complete album. Now this is the issue...
    There is no official time or track number before it becomes an LP. It's suggested that an LP should be at least 12 tracks but if it's less it should be an EP. BUT, people have some singles out with 3-4 tracks. Like they'll have a Radio, street, remix, and/or feature version of the song with someone else.
    So my question is, for all you people that HAVE created an EP/LP and have some input, how many tracks do you suggest an EP project should contain?
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    I haven't created one myself, but making an album is about making a cohesive form of art.Thus i wouldn't put so much emphasis on the number but on the product. Illmatic only had 10, Be had 11, but they are considered great albums...but in the end its all about making pieces to a puzzle.
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    ep is usually short i would say maybe 5-8 tracks but like flonominal said just make a cohesive form of art worry about the amount of tracks later
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