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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 each of his albums.

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West W!ZARD Studios

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

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 each of his albums.

    Tell the Vision by Kanye West (and Pop Smoke)

    Tell the Vision by Kanye West (and Pop Smoke)

    Ah, everybody's favorite song on Donda!! Just kidding—people seem to *hate* Tell the Vision. But we're here to prove why it's an essential track on an album where Kanye is discovering and fueling his spiritual purpose here on earth as Pop Smoke looks on from beyond the grave.
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    • 59 min
    New Again by Kanye West

    New Again by Kanye West

    What Kanye lyricize...we'll analyze! That's right, today we're dissecting New Again—the track that leads us into the final movement of Donda where Kanye, indeed, seeks to be made new again after a trying time in his life. We also discuss the mysterious woman in the lyrics, The Weeknd's possible influence on the song, and a host of other topics that are most definitely (not at all) related to Kanye.
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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Jesus Lord (Part 2) - Jay Electronica & Larry Hoover Jr.

    Jesus Lord (Part 2) - Jay Electronica & Larry Hoover Jr.

    One episode? Not enough for this masterpiece. Based on the hours of discussion we've already had about Donda this season, Jesus Lord has proven to be the most important song on the album. Kanye's verse (which we discussed in Part 1) brought all of the album's major themes to the forefront, and now Jay Electronica will build on those ideas with his lyrical homily and Larry Hoover Jr. will close things out with his plea for social justice.
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Reactions to Kanye releasing Donda Deluxe

    Reactions to Kanye releasing Donda Deluxe

    Just when you thought you had everything figured out...Kanye throws a wrench into EVERYTHING!!! Yesterday we got the "Deluxe" version of Donda, which includes some new songs, changes to old songs, and a complete reworking of the track order. So what do we make of all this? We go through all those changes in this episode and discuss how we feel about the project as a whole.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Reactions to Kanye's SECOND interview on Drink Champs

    Reactions to Kanye's SECOND interview on Drink Champs

    Chris takes your questions about Ye's second appearance on Drink Champs and everything that happened during and after that interview.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Jesus Lord (Part 1) - Kanye's Verse

    Jesus Lord (Part 1) - Kanye's Verse

    You really thought we could do this in one episode? Nah. Jesus Lord is an epic track. It's the Runaway of Donda—the Sun around which all of the other planets revolve. Jesus Lord gathers all of the album's themes and motifs in a grand setting where Kanye, Jay Electronica, and Larry Hoover Jr. can speak on grief, on spirituality, on achieving social justice in an unfair world. In this episode, we break down Ye's legendary verse.
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    • 2 hrs 25 min

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Ye the GOAT

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Essential listening for all the ‘Ye haters

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