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Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

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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Now displaying: November, 2015
Nov 25, 2015

Just when you thought it couldn't get crazier than The New Workout Plan, Chris and Travis decide to go and cover the meta-R&B tribute Slow Jamz. The Watching the Throne crew debates over what the setting for this song could possibly be, while exploring the nostalgia Kanye and Twista hold for R&B and how it shapes the song's themes. Also, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy turns five years old, North has a new 'do, and Jay-Z is the new Santa.

Nov 18, 2015

I wanna see you work out...to this brand new episode! Chris and Travis are jumping into the bizarre abyss known as The New Workout Plan, hoping they come out on the other side alive. They go deeper than anybody has ever gone on the themes of the song, such working out, getting fit, pullin' yaself a balla man, and avoiding mocha lattes—oh, and hitting on girls, because duh. They also have the Watching-the-Thone-exclusive latest Jay-Z updates you've come to know and love, and provide more proof that Kanye should win Father of the Year.

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