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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 New School Critics

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    • 4.7 • 66 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.

    Season 8: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Ye

    Season 8: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Ye

    In a moment where Ye is in the middle of about 15 different controversies...we just wanna focus on the music. So that's what we're going to do with Season 8 of Watching the Throne, which will be entirely dedicated to Kanye's masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In this first episode, we overview the album and what we expect to learn on this journey. Also, we rank every song on the album.
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Dark Fantasy by Ye

    Dark Fantasy by Ye

    It's time to get higher—much, much higher. High into the clouds where we dissect the music of Ye. And in this particular cloud, we pick apart every single line, sample, and interpolation on the epic opening track Dark Fantasy. There are more lyrical tidbits here than food at Thanksgiving dinner.
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    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Gorgeous by Ye

    Gorgeous by Ye

    Ain't no question if we want it—the world needs this lyrical breakdown of Gorgeous. And being a song the entire Ye community adores, Chris and Travis have decided to bring their A game. Together they unpack this mammoth examination of American culture and how Ye fits into it.
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    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Power by Ye | Part 1

    Power by Ye | Part 1

    If you know Chris and Travis, then you know there's no way they're getting through a masterpiece like Power in just one episode.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Season 7: Donda by Kanye West

    Season 7: Donda by Kanye West

    Pop the champagne, because we just got a new Kanye album...which also means it's time for another season of Watching the Throne! Season 7 will be entirely dedicated to what we already consider to be Kanye's magnum opus: Donda. Throughout the season, we are going to run through every single line on every single song and piece together the themes and narratives at hand. In this initial episode, we hypothesize what they think the album is doing—all before we rank every single song on Donda.
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    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Donda Chant by Kanye West

    Donda Chant by Kanye West

    Welcoming to Watching the Throne. Throoone. Throoooone. Throne. Where we analyze Kanye West. And this season, we're dissecting his newest album, Donda. And what better place to start than with Donda Chant! If you can believe it, we spend over an hour talking about this very meaningful and very important and very meditative opener. #Kanye #Donda
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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

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Sensational!

If you’re just starting off and want an in depth but still light enough for a good introduction to Kanye, these lads are the ones to listen to!

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Wavy and Loopy

Been listening to this podcast since the ye release in 2018. By far the most in depth and enjoyable analysis of Kanye’s Discography out there.

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Wavey casting

Just a beautiful podcast, although the Waves episode completely missed the “can I crash here for a moment” wave crashing on the shore reference. Come on guys, a wave moves across the whole ocean, unstoppably, looking for a shore to finally crash on. It’s basic. But awesome work. 5 star casting.

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