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Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

Watching the Throne

Do you like Kanye West? Do you like podcasts? Well! We provide a lyrical analysis of Kanye West, in podcast form(!), going track by track through Ye's discography. We find new ways to appreciate old favorites like College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation. We'll show how 808s and Heartbreak is the starting point for the current version of Ye. We pull back the curtain on the socio-political exploration that is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. We'll blow your mind when we show that Yeezus is one, cohesive narrative. And how The Life of Pablo might be Kanye's most brilliant album yet. We also get into some Kanye news, North West news, and have the most insane Jay-Z news you will ever hear. We hope you listen and enjoy!

Do you like Kanye West? Do you like podcasts? Well! We provide a lyrical analysis of Kanye West, in podcast form(!), going track by track through Ye's discography. We find new ways to appreciate old favorites like College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation. We'll show how 808s and Heartbreak is the starting point for the current version of Ye. We pull back the curtain on the socio-political exploration that is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. We'll blow your mind when we show that Yeezus is one, cohesive narrative. And how The Life of Pablo might be Kanye's most brilliant album yet. We also get into some Kanye news, North West news, and have the most insane Jay-Z news you will ever hear. We hope you listen and enjoy!
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Do you like Kanye West? Do you like podcasts? Well! We provide a lyrical analysis of Kanye West, in podcast form(!), going track by track through Ye's discography. We find new ways to appreciate old favorites like College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation. We'll show how 808s and Heartbreak is the starting point for the current version of Ye. We pull back the curtain on the socio-political exploration that is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. We'll blow your mind when we show that Yeezus is one, cohesive narrative. And how The Life of Pablo might be Kanye's most brilliant album yet. We also get into some Kanye news, North West news, and have the most insane Jay-Z news you will ever hear. We hope you listen and enjoy!

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Episodes

Cudi Montage: The Light Through the Storm

10/23/2018
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Throughout KIDS SEE GHOSTS, we've seen Kid Cudi and Kanye West slowly overcome their demons—and it all culminates with Cudi Montage. As Chris and Travis recap the entirety of the album, they show how the Kids fell victim to the ghosts, learned to control their environment, and finally let God back into their lives to better themselves for the future. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy...

Duration:01:21:35

Violent Crimes BONUS: Kanye and Trump in the Oval Office; Kanye Goes to Africa; Drake Calls Out Kanye; Apparently Kanye Didn't Write Violent Crimes?

10/19/2018
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On this week's bonus episode, we cover our favorite (and the craziest) lines from Violent Crimes. We also discuss Pardison Fontaine writing most of Violent Crimes, Kanye West's visit to the Trump White House, Kanye's trip to Africa to record Yandhi, and (BREAKING) a surprising revelation about who told Pusha T about Drake's kid! If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book...

Duration:01:14:47

Violent Crimes: Real Life Awaits Us

10/16/2018
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At the end of The Holy Mountain—one of Kanye West's favorite movies—the Alchemist says, "We shall break the illusion. This is Maya! Goodbye to the Holy Mountain. Real life awaits us." And now here, on the final song of ye, we find Kanye on the same journey. The colors are dripping off the dark fantasy set up on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and reality is settling in—and Kanye has discovered what that means for him as a father. On this season's penultimate episode, Chris, Travis, and...

Duration:01:42:07

Kids See Ghosts BONUS: Pete Davidson’s and Lana Del Rey’s Hypocrisy

10/12/2018
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On this week's bonus episode, we cover our favorite (and the craziest) lines from Kids See Ghosts. We also talk about Pete Davidson and Lana Del Rey going after Kanye. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour—on June 18. Check out our two Kanye West shirts currently on the...

Duration:00:51:04

My StorYe: Matt Kessler

10/9/2018
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Matt Kessler creates the Too Many Records YouTube channel. His StorYe involves vinyl and a personal encounter with Kanye out in the wild! If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour—on June 18. Check out our two Kanye West shirts currently on the market (we have a Runaway and a...

Duration:02:00:25

Pre-Wedding, Pre-YANDHI AMA

9/29/2018
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It's the night before Travis' wedding. It's the night before YANDHI. And what are the Watching the Throne hosts to do? How about answer some questions! And try to break their record for longest episode ever! If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour—on June 18. Check out our...

Duration:03:15:22

My StorYe: Chris Mench

9/26/2018
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Chris Mench is the news editor at Genius, and just so happens to be a big Kanye fan. Hear how his StorYe got started and the journey he’s gone on in one of those rare and wondrous times where a Chris interviews a Chris. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour—on June...

Duration:00:58:18

My StorYe: Jacobi IV

9/21/2018
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Jacobi IV is an artist on a mission. Hear how Kanye has helped shape his approach as a solo artist and empower him to make the music he’s passionate about. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour—on June 18. Check out our two Kanye West shirts currently on the market (we...

Duration:01:22:59

Kids See Ghosts: No Church for the Spirits

9/18/2018
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On No Church in the Wild, Frank Ocean wondered, "What's a god to a non-believer?" Well, what's a god to a spirit? What's a god to the ghosts that populate KIDS SEE GHOSTS? Well, on the album's title track, we see Kanye and Kid Cudi finally overcoming their ghosts and accepting God into their lives in a way that the ghosts cannot. By doing that, as Yasiin Bey notes on the track, they build their own civilization. It's the final step before the journey wraps up on Cudi Montage. If you'd like...

Duration:01:28:38

Our StorYe: Caleb & Clementine Smidt

9/14/2018
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Meet Caleb Smidt and his daughter Clementine. Hear how and why they’ve bonded over Kanye West’s music and what they’ve learned through the journey. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour—on June 18. Check out our two Kanye West shirts currently on the market (we have a...

Duration:01:07:10

Austin Summer Jam: The Breaks

9/10/2018
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Chris talks with Fresh Knight and Confucius Jones. Together they host the best hip-hop show in Austin: The Breaks (on 98.9 KUTX). They were the major hosts of Austin's first ever Summer Jam. In this interview they recap the Summer Jam event and provide their perspective on Austin's music scene. This concludes the Summer Jam interview series!

Duration:00:36:25

Ghost Town BONUS: Song Rankings, Favorite Lines, Clay Z Update

9/7/2018
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For each song's bonus episode, we list our rankings for the songs we've covered so far, discuss our favorite lines from the song, and recall the moment Ye stopped us in our tracks and made us think, "Wait Kanye...what???" And then, of course, we provide an update on the happenings of everybody's favorite clone, Clay Z. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks...

Duration:00:34:56

Ghost Town: Childlike Creativity, Purity, and Honesty

9/4/2018
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On POWER, Kanye had treasures in his mind but couldn't open up his own vault. But on Ghost Town, Ye's childlike creativity, purity, and honesty is set free, allowing him to feel like a kid again. The masterful journey this song takes to achieve the catharsis of 070 Shake's outro cannot possibly be conveyed...yet here Chris and Travis are, trying to do one of Kanye West's greatest songs justice. They cover it all, from Shirley Ann Lee's gospel music to Kid Cudi's interpolation of Vanilla...

Duration:01:39:14

Austin Summer Jam: Kyle Lucas

8/29/2018
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Kyle Lucas reveals some of the highs and struggles of his musical journey. @KyleLucas https://open.spotify.com/artist/1e2QNoY78J2PLcRSWzubcV ==== Marietta, Georgia • Emcee/Songwriter • Movie Watcher • Whiskey Drinker • Hopeless Romantic • Young, Fly & Jiggy • ==== Austin's Hip Hop, R&B, Pop and Soul Artists are beginning to take the city by storm. In appreciation of these artists' creativity and hard work, KUTX'S The Breaks, EQ Austin and The Hakone Agency are presenting Austin's...

Duration:00:28:45

Austin Summer Jam 2018: Deezie Brown

8/28/2018
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Deezie Brown dishes on what comes next after the release of his underground masterpiece "Judith". As well as other thoughts on music, production, and the Austin hiphop scene. @deeziebrown https://open.spotify.com/artist/6BpZFEFculD1d8LGOrlQo8 ==== "Based out of Austin, Texas, Deezie Brown delivers a very edgy, dark, and rebellious depiction of Alternative Hip-Hop and Electronic Pop. Deezie Brown was exposed to hip-hop at an early age while he rode around with his dad listening to some of...

Duration:00:30:35

Austin Summer Jam 2018: Harry Edohoukwa

8/28/2018
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Harry Edohoukwa's inspirations, views on music, and more! @edohoukwa https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ugmrMhuc5JJjQFFwACJYa ==== "Rooted in melody, committed to innovating, the caliber of Harry Edohoukwa's onstage purge of emotion and insightful lyrics takes fans on a rhythmic journey that comes with rewarding experience." -Do512 ==== Austin's Hip Hop, R&B, Pop and Soul Artists are beginning to take the city by storm. In appreciation of these artists' creativity and hard work,...

Duration:00:28:05

Austin Summer Jam 2018: JOAQU.N

8/27/2018
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DJ extraordinaire JOAQU.N details his journey to the table and dreams of producing. @joaqu__n https://soundcloud.com/Joaqu_n ===== "venezuelan dj/producer. based in austin, texas. joaqu.n@thenuwave.co" ===== Austin's Hip Hop, R&B, Pop and Soul Artists are beginning to take the city by storm. In appreciation of these artists' creativity and hard work, KUTX'S The Breaks, EQ Austin and The Hakone Agency are presenting Austin's inaugural Summer Jam event on Friday August, 31st. The event...

Duration:00:41:09

Austin Summer Jam 2018: Jake Lloyd

8/26/2018
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Jake Lloyd details the biography behind the artistry. @jakelloydii https://open.spotify.com/artist/0yKi6YfNrd68niGAm7glGK ===== "Challenges create Champions and Austin-based singer/song writer Jake Lloyd has had his share of woes. After Leaving school in 2009 he came back to Austin to re-establish his roots in music. He began singing in several bands and made a name for himself as a prolific front-man with an energy that was unlike any other. Recently teaming up with local label...

Duration:00:27:21

Austin Summer Jam 2018: Mélat

8/25/2018
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Meet Mélat! Her voice is as electric as her personality! @beholdmelat https://open.spotify.com/artist/0yKi6YfNrd68niGAm7glGK ===== "Native Austinite, Mélat is the eclectic soul of modern RnB. Mélat tells a story that is both challenging and inspiring crafted from her very own life experiences. It is a pure and honest reflection of her soul. From love, lust, success, to failure Mélat sings of what it means to be a human being simply longing to 'be'." Austin's Hip Hop, R&B, Pop and Soul...

Duration:00:37:44

Reborn BONUS: Song Rankings, Favorite Lines, Clay Z Update

8/24/2018
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For each song's bonus episode, we list our rankings for the songs we've covered so far, discuss our favorite lines from the song, and recall the moment Ye stopped us in our tracks and made us think, "Wait Kanye...what???" And then, of course, we provide an update on the happenings of everybody's favorite clone, Clay Z. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks...

Duration:00:28:27