105 episodes

Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode.

*Currently dissecting Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. (Season 5).*

Past seasons include Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).

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Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode.

*Currently dissecting Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. (Season 5).*

Past seasons include Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).

    S5E19 - DUCKWORTH. by Kendrick Lamar

    S5E19 - DUCKWORTH. by Kendrick Lamar

    DUCKWORTH. tells the remarkable true story of the chance encounter between Kendrick’s father Kenny Duckworth and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Kendrick uses this story to illustrate the album’s central message: the (unpredictable) blessings that come from choosing weakness.

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    • 51 min
    S5E18 - GOD. by Kendrick Lamar

    S5E18 - GOD. by Kendrick Lamar

    After receiving guidance from Cousin Carl on FEAR., Kung Fu Kenny expresses the joyous feeling of being filled with the spirit of GOD.

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    • 59 min
    S5E17 - FEAR. (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

    S5E17 - FEAR. (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

    In part two of our analysis of FEAR., we come to understand how fear has been the primary motivating factor in Kung Fu Kenny’s life. Kenny consolidates the album’s major themes into one extremely dense final verse, which unlocks many of the album’s mysteries. Finally, we dissect Cousin Carl’s voicemail that explains the reasons behind Kenny’s tumultuous emotional journey over the course of DAMN.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    S5E16 - FEAR. (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

    S5E16 - FEAR. (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

    FEAR. is the pivotal track in the narrative of DAMN. We begin our two part analysis by dissecting the song’s virtuosic use of samples before digging into the appearance of Kendrick Lamar’s two real life cousins: Carl and Charles. Finally, we unpack the song’s first verse, which is rapped from the perspective of Kendrick’s mother.

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    • 56 min
    S5E15 - XXX. (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

    S5E15 - XXX. (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

    In part two of our analysis of XXX., we discover the dramatic twist in the narrative of DAMN.

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    • 55 min
    S5E14 - XXX. (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

    S5E14 - XXX. (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

    XXX. is a multipart suite that begins to reveal the deep-rooted themes of DAMN. We find Kung Fu Kenny seemingly under demonic influence as he portrays himself as a heartless, bloodthirsty killer. By the song’s second half, we discover the event that triggered such ruthlessness.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

RyanWithTheEars ,

Genius on Genius

Just finished S2. After loosing faith in Kanye, this podcast reminded me of why I’d managed to keep it for so many years. This podcast is a masterpiece. Can’t wait to dive into all the other seasons. 👌

JordoScott ,

Stunning depth - makes you appreciate music more!

Just listened to the dissection of Kanye’s Jesus is King, what profound insights!

middlewil ,

GOAT Podcast

Dissect is the best podcast I’ve ever listened to. Hands down. Cole has made me appreciate and admire all four artist so far thus giving me overwhelming respect for them. I’ve recommended it too countless people and have had only positive feedback.

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