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Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

Watching the Throne

This is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. We go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind Yeezus and The Life of Pablo. For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in music history does what he does. We also have a news show about Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Jay-Z. We look at the top 5 posts from Reddit's Kanye community, r/Kanye. And discuss other relevant Ye topics. And there's our interview series, My StorYe, where we interview people about their relationship with Kanye West. We hope you enjoy!

This is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. We go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind Yeezus and The Life of Pablo. For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in music history does what he does. We also have a news show about Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Jay-Z. We look at the top 5 posts from Reddit's Kanye community, r/Kanye. And discuss other relevant Ye topics. And there's our interview series, My StorYe, where we interview people about their relationship with Kanye West. We hope you enjoy!

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United Kingdom

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This is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. We go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind Yeezus and The Life of Pablo. For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in music history does what he does. We also have a news show about Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Jay-Z. We look at the top 5 posts from Reddit's Kanye community, r/Kanye. And discuss other relevant Ye topics. And there's our interview series, My StorYe, where we interview people about their relationship with Kanye West. We hope you enjoy!

Language:

English


Episodes

Reborn (Patreon Exclusive)

8/4/2020
This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a Patreon subscriber. Thank you so much, and stay wavy.

Duration:00:56:08

A College Dropout retrospective (Patreon Exclusive)

8/1/2020
At this point, Chris and Travis covered Kanye's entire discography (except for Watch the Throne (sorry, Jordan)). So as part of their latest Patreon series, they thought it'd be fun to look back at each album and talk about how they feel about them. Today, they start with College Dropout. They talk about Kanye's early years as a storyteller, position the album against the rest of Kanye discography, and highlight their favorite songs. If you'd like to access our bonus episodes, plus over 100...

Duration:00:29:05

DONDA delays and Kanye Twitter rants

7/29/2020
This past week has been one of the most trying times ever for Kanye fans—and Kanye himself, seemingly. Chris and Travis run through everything in this episode, from DONDA being delayed to Kanye's Twitter rants to how our conversation about mental illness desperately needs a change.

Duration:01:02:21

Kanye hosts his first presidential campaign rally

7/21/2020
"This was extremely good, this was extremely bad. I’m out." Those were the words spoken by Kanye West as he exited his first presidential campaign rally. And those words...well, they pretty much exactly describe how everyone felt. Chris and Travis talk about the best and the worst parts of the event. If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

Duration:01:05:37

Kanye West announces new album DONDA

7/20/2020
Kanye West announced a new album!!! An album called DONDA!!!! An album that is....definitely coming out.......right? Right??? OK, realistically? The album might not come out this Friday. But in this episode Chris and Travis are going to pretend it is definitely positively 100% is coming out this Friday and wildly speculate about it. If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

Duration:00:53:41

Gone (Patreon Exclusive)

7/14/2020
This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a Patreon subscriber. Thank you so much, and stay wavy.

Duration:01:50:26

Our reaction to the Kanye/Forbes interview: Part 3

7/10/2020
Chris and Travis continue their discussion of Kanye's interview with Forbes. They finish going through Kanye's actual platform in this episode as they go quote by quote through the entire article. If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

Duration:01:01:47

Our reaction to the Kanye/Forbes interview: Part 2

7/9/2020
Chris and Travis continue their discussion of Kanye's interview with Forbes. They get into Kanye's actual platform in this episode as they go quote by quote through the entire article. If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

Duration:00:41:37

Our reaction to the Kanye/Forbes interview: Part 1

7/8/2020
More than any day in history, today is probably the weirdest day ever to be a Kanye West fan. Ye conducted an interview with Forbes in which he laid out his 2020 presidential platform, and the results are...well, interesting puts it mildly enough. Chris and Travis have a lot of feelings to work through regarding the interview, and they expel all of those conflicting emotions in this three-part evaluation of Kanye's words. In this first part, Chris and Travis discuss their history as Kanye...

Duration:00:41:49

Kanye West is running for president

7/7/2020
Man, it's a good time to host a Kanye West podcast. The Louis Vuitton Don himself has officially decided to run for president in 2020—and that's amazing! But...what does it mean? Can he technically still run? And what would his platform look like? Chris and Travis discuss it all and take questions from listeners in this episode. If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

Duration:00:47:34

Ego Death: Reaction to the new Ty Dolla $ign and Kanye West song

7/1/2020
Another day, another Kanye song! This time he's featured on Ty Dolla $ign's new song Ego Death—which was long rumored to be part of Yandhi. In this episode, Chris and Travis discuss the philosophy of an "ego death" and how Ty, Ye, and FKA Twigs are exploring that concept in this song. If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

Duration:00:56:39

First reactions to Kanye's new song "Wash Us in the Blood"

6/30/2020
What a glorious day! It's been a minute since we got a new Kanye song ahead of an album, but today we've been blessed with Ye's first single since Jesus is King: "Wash Us in the Blood." In this emergency episode, Chris and Travis discuss their initial reactions to the song and the music video and what they think it signals about Kanye's forthcoming album God's Country. If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses...

Duration:00:46:21

#WESTDAYEVER: Details on YZY Gap, Dr Dre’s Jesus Is King, Wash Us in the Blood music video, KIDS SEE GHOSTS animated show

6/26/2020
Yeezy partners with Gap? Dr. Dre + Jesus is King? A music video for Wash Us in the Blood? A KIDS SEE GHOSTS animated series?!?! Wow, this really is the #WESTDAYEVER. On today's very special emergency episode, Chris and Travis dig into every bit of Kanye West news we got today—and there's A LOT. If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

Duration:00:45:41

Yikes (Patreon Exclusive)

6/23/2020
This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a Patreon subscriber. Thank you so much, and stay wavy.

Duration:01:21:46

Has Ghost Town has aged well? (Patreon Exclusive)

6/16/2020
Today’s episode comes from our Patreon page. Twice a week, we post bonus mini-episodes of the show. These mini-eps are a lot of fun to record and we want everyone to enjoy them. So we decided to post this episode on the public feed for everyone to enjoy. If you’d like to access every mini-episode, as well as our entire podcast catalog where we break down 120 different Kanye West songs, then subscribe to our Patreon page at patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you’ll not only get all of...

Duration:00:17:30

My StorYe: Malik

6/9/2020
Chris speaks with Malik, an Austin artist who has won a Grammy, is being mentored by No ID, and is releasing his first project, “Spectrum,” bi-weekly over the course of the 2020 summer.

Duration:01:04:14

All Falls Down (Patreon Exclusive)

6/2/2020
This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a Patreon subscriber. Thank you so much, and stay wavy.

Duration:01:39:57

New Slaves (Patreon Exclusive)

5/26/2020
This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a Patreon subscriber. Thank you so much, and stay wavy.

Duration:01:32:30

I Wonder (Patreon Exclusive)

5/19/2020
This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a Patreon subscriber. Thank you so much, and stay wavy.

Duration:00:52:30

Jesus Is Lord: The Last Trumpet

5/12/2020
Here we are at the end again! Another album from Kanye West complete—every line, every bar, every note dissected to the very core. Today Chris and Travis wrap up their analysis of Jesus is King with the album's final track, "Jesus is Lord." They discuss a few key Bible verses, overview the entire album's religious journey, and fit Jesus is King into Kanye's discography narrative.

Duration:00:51:14