Info

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!
RSS Feed
Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West
2017
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 27, 2016

What a historic day! Chris and Travis are finally (finally!) wrapping up College Dropout with one of Kanye's most impressive songs, Last Call. They discuss everything that's transcendent about the album closer—from the near-10-minute adlibbed story to the self-confidence permeating throughout—as well as the team's future plans for tackling Kanye's discography. Oh yeah, and more importantly, Jay Z decides if he's a cat or a dog person.

Feb 21, 2016

"I miss the sweet Kanye. Chop up the beats Kanye." Well, if that's how you really feel, today Chris and Travis are discussing the Family Business Kanye. They're talking cousins, grannies, and aunties in addition to The Life of Pablo, Jay Z, Tidal, North, etc. Nothing new there.

Feb 13, 2016

Through the fiiiiire! To the limit to the walllll!!!!! That's right, Chris and Travis finally made it to what is perhaps Kanye's most famous song—Through the Wire. They discuss how the second-chance-at-life themes hint at Kanye's progression and inflated ego, as well as some insider Jay Z news and, of course, The Life of Pablo.

1