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Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form musical analysis into short, digestible episodes. Season 1 is dedicated entirely to To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. Over nearly 20 episodes, dissect this Grammy-award winning record measure-by-measure, word-by-word, until we reach a complete understanding of this modern masterpiece.

Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form musical analysis into short, digestible episodes. Season 1 is dedicated entirely to To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. Over nearly 20 episodes, dissect this Grammy-award winning record measure-by-measure, word-by-word, until we reach a complete understanding of this modern masterpiece.
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Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form musical analysis into short, digestible episodes. Season 1 is dedicated entirely to To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. Over nearly 20 episodes, dissect this Grammy-award winning record measure-by-measure, word-by-word, until we reach a complete understanding of this modern masterpiece.

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S2E16 – Season Finale: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

12/11/2017
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Today, we conclude our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West. After a recap of the album’s narrative and themes, we’ll discuss those mysterious applause that conclude the album. We’ll talk about fame, art’s ability to inspire action in our lives, and hear Dissect listeners’ thoughts on Kanye West in a […] The post S2E16 – Season Finale: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:01:28:56

S2E15 – Lost in the World by Kanye West

11/28/2017
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We continue our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with the album’s final tracks “Lost in the World” and “Who Will Survive in America?” “Lost in the World” is a cathartic embrace of letting go, an anthem of ambiguity that finds Kanye reconciling the conflicting duality presented throughout the album. You can support […] The post S2E15 – Lost in the World by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:41:46

S2E14 – Blame Game by Kanye West

11/14/2017
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Our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West continues with the penultimate track “Blame Game”. “Blame Game” finds Kanye attempting to decipher who’s at fault for his crumbling relationship and rapidly deteriorating life. Of course, we’ll also answer that timeless question: What exactly did Yeezy teach us? Support Dissect on Patreon.com/dissect The post S2E14 – Blame Game by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:32:03

S2E13 – Hell of a Life by Kanye West

11/7/2017
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Our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy continues with “Hell of a Life”. Coming off the heels of the album’s emotional centerpiece “Runaway”, the explicit, porn-filled fantasy that is “Hell of a Life” couldn’t seem more thematically distant. But strangely, “Hell of a Life” is in many ways a journey toward self-acceptance. Kanye […] The post S2E13 – Hell of a Life by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:35:32

Be Featured on S2 Finale Episode! + Bonus Interview

10/31/2017
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Dissect needs YOUR voice! We’re featuring listener submitted audio clips on our upcoming Season 2 finale episode. Find submission instructions on our Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (@dissectpodcast). It’s really easy. In lieu of a new episode today, we’re sharing an interview Cole did with the It’s All Dead podcast. They discuss the origins of Dissect, Kanye […] The post Be Featured on S2 Finale Episode! + Bonus Interview appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:37:06

S2E12 – Runaway by Kanye West (Part 2)

10/24/2017
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We continue our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West with Part 2 of our “Runaway” double-episode. After an examination of Pusha T’s “we need more douchebag” verse, we discover how the instrumental outro reorchestrates the song’s first six minutes with just cellos and piano. We make a slight detour to […] The post S2E12 – Runaway by Kanye West (Part 2) appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:36:35

S2E10 – Devil in a New Dress by Kanye West

10/10/2017
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Our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West continues with fan favorite “Devil in a New Dress.” “Devil in a New Dress” is an impressionistic glimpse into Kanye’s failed relationship with a woman he names his “sin-sation.” The song is built on dichotomy: love and lust, heaven and hell, authenticity and […] The post S2E10 – Devil in a New Dress by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:41:07

S2E9 – So Appalled by Kanye West

10/3/2017
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Today we continue our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West with the album’s seventh track “So Appalled“. “So Appalled” features Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi The Prynce, Swizz Beats, and The RZA. In many ways, the track represents the “art by committee” approach to Twisted Fantasy, and we open today’s episode […] The post S2E9 – So Appalled by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:35:11

Kanye’s Cry for Help

9/19/2017
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This is a story about empathy disguised as a story about Kanye West. Last year around this time, Kanye took stage at the Golden One Center in Sacramento, CA. After three songs and a fifteen-minute rant, Kanye dropped the mic and canceled the show. Shortly after, he canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour […] The post Kanye’s Cry for Help appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:15:10

S2E7 – All of the Lights by Kanye West

9/12/2017
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We continue our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West with the album’s fifth track “All of the Lights.” “All of the Lights” and it’s fourteen high-profile guest vocalists is the kind of decadence that borders on excessive indulgence like the terrible feeling you get after eating too much cake. This […] The post S2E7 – All of the Lights by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:32:42

S2E5 – Gorgeous by Kanye West

8/29/2017
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We continue our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West with the album’s second track “Gorgeous.” “Gorgeous” is undoubtedly one of Kanye’s strongest displays as lyricist and rapper. There’s nary a wasted word on “Gorgeous” as Kanye seamlessly weaves cheeky pop culture references with poignant racial anecdotes and self-empowering affirmations. It’s a blueprint […] The post S2E5 – Gorgeous by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:37:09

S2E4 – Dark Fantasy by Kanye West

8/22/2017
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We begin our serialized examination of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with the album’s opening track “Dark Fantasy.” From its opening moments, “Dark Fantasy” establishes the sound, themes, and narrative that will be explored throughout My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Sonically, it consolidates Kanye’s entire musical palate and creative powers developed over his […] The post S2E4 – Dark Fantasy by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:33:35

S2E3 – The Old Kanye

8/15/2017
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We continue our serialized examination of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with third and final installment of our introductory episodes. Our job today is frankly impossible. We’re going to cover the four masterful albums by Kanye West in just under forty minutes, a borderline audacious premise for a show about in-depth analysis. But […] The post S2E3 – The Old Kanye appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:42:57

S2E2 – Through the Wire by Kanye West

8/8/2017
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Our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy continues with part two of our three part introductory preface. On our last episode, we followed the artistically gifted and confident young Kanye West as he ascended up hip-hop’s totem pole through his uncanny work ethic, unmatched determination, and unique production style. On October 23rd, […] The post S2E2 – Through the Wire by Kanye West appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:29:59

S2E1 – Kanye West: The Elephant in the Room

8/1/2017
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Dissect is back! Season 2 of Dissect is dedicated entirely to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is an aural pageantry of West’s uncanny talents as producer and rapper, a sonic amalgamation of the four solo albums that precede it. It’s thirteen tracks are ambitiously scaled, a musical maximalism […] The post S2E1 – Kanye West: The Elephant in the Room appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:35:19

Pray for Kendrick Lamar: DAMN. Opening Remarks

4/20/2017
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Maybe it’s time we pray for Kendrick Lamar. On his 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick undergoes a metamorphosis from self-loathing Compton rapper to self-loving global icon, a transformation he likens to caterpillar turned butterfly. It seemed to function as a blueprint for salvation, aimed especially at the African-American community navigating the racially charged […] The post Pray for Kendrick Lamar: DAMN. Opening Remarks appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:18:23

S1E22 – Season 1 Finale: To Pimp a Butterfly

2/7/2017
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Our season long examination of To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar concludes with our final thoughts on the album. After a broad overview of the album and breakdown of the concluding poem, we’ll dissect the central “contrasting duality” theme, the album title and cover art. We’ll then hand the mic over to you, the […] The post S1E22 – Season 1 Finale: To Pimp a Butterfly appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:01:10:12

S1E21 – Mortal Man (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar from To Pimp a Butterfly

1/31/2017
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We continue our serialized examination of To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar with Part 2 of the album’s final song “Mortal Man.” On our last episode, we heard how the song “Mortal Man” questioned Kendrick’s new leadership role and loyalty of his fanbase. At the end of the song, the narrative poem returns and […] The post S1E21 – Mortal Man (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar from To Pimp a Butterfly appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:46:51

S1E20 – Mortal Man (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar from To Pimp a Butterfly

1/24/2017
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We continue our serialized examination of To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar with album’s final song “Mortal Man.” Kendrick reached the narrative conclusion of To Pimp a Butterfly with the live performance of the song “i” in his hometown of Compton. In a full circle moment, Kendrick embodied the leadership role he was so reluctant to […] The post S1E20 – Mortal Man (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar from To Pimp a Butterfly appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:29:44

S1E19 – i by Kendrick Lamar (Part 2)

1/17/2017
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We continue our serialized analysis of To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar with Part 2 of the album’s fifteenth track, “i.” “i” is the narrative conclusion of To Pimp a Butterfly, the apex of Kendrick’s teachings on self-love and self-acceptance. While the studio single version of “I” we examined in our last episode could’ve easily acted as the album’s […] The post S1E19 – i by Kendrick Lamar (Part 2) appeared first on City Scout Magazine.

Duration:00:37:59

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