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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 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!

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West New School Critics

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.8, 465 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 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!

    Reborn (Patreon Exclusive)

    Reborn (Patreon Exclusive)

    This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast.
    For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a Patreon subscriber.
    Thank you so much, and stay wavy.

    • 56 min
    A College Dropout retrospective (Patreon Exclusive)

    A College Dropout retrospective (Patreon Exclusive)

    At this point, Chris and Travis covered Kanye's entire discography (except for Watch the Throne (sorry, Jordan)). So as part of their latest Patreon series, they thought it'd be fun to look back at each album and talk about how they feel about them. Today, they start with College Dropout. They talk about Kanye's early years as a storyteller, position the album against the rest of Kanye discography, and highlight their favorite songs.
    If you'd like to access our bonus episodes, plus over 100 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast. For $5 a month, you can listen to everything and support us as we produce the show all on our own.

    • 29 min
    DONDA delays and Kanye Twitter rants

    DONDA delays and Kanye Twitter rants

    This past week has been one of the most trying times ever for Kanye fans—and Kanye himself, seemingly. Chris and Travis run through everything in this episode, from DONDA being delayed to Kanye's Twitter rants to how our conversation about mental illness desperately needs a change.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kanye hosts his first presidential campaign rally

    Kanye hosts his first presidential campaign rally

    "This was extremely good, this was extremely bad. I’m out." Those were the words spoken by Kanye West as he exited his first presidential campaign rally. And those words...well, they pretty much exactly describe how everyone felt. Chris and Travis talk about the best and the worst parts of the event.
    If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Kanye West announces new album DONDA

    Kanye West announces new album DONDA

    Kanye West announced a new album!!! An album called DONDA!!!! An album that is....definitely coming out.......right? Right???
    OK, realistically? The album might not come out this Friday. But in this episode Chris and Travis are going to pretend it is definitely positively 100% is coming out this Friday and wildly speculate about it.
    If you'd like to support the show, then join our Patreon page. There you'll gain access to over 120 of our song analyses and two weekly bonus episodes.

    • 53 min
    Gone (Patreon Exclusive)

    Gone (Patreon Exclusive)

    This is an archived episode from our database of Kanye West song analyses. If you'd like to access all 120 songs we've dissected on this show, just visit Patreon.com/KanyePodcast.
    For $5 a month, you can access all of those episodes and help us out as we shift directions for the show. Plus, very soon there will be more perks heading your way as a Patreon subscriber.
    Thank you so much, and stay wavy.

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
465 Ratings

465 Ratings

Matt from Beaverton ,

Crazy good pod!

Man...I was late to the party with this pod but I’ve loved every minute. If you guys could release the Yeezus season (Blood on the Leaves, Hold My Liquor) Pablo (Stretch my Hands Pt. 1 and 2) season I’d be indebted!

Seanye Castillo ,

Easily 11/10

These guys can be my shining light in a gloomy day... IM ADDICTED TO THEIR PODCAST ITS SO GOOD!! Funniest guys I know... and can be serious when it’s needed! Great commentary and can’t wait for new content!

DamnCroissants ,

Great, but...

I love this podcast for numerous reasons, and is my favorite podcast right now. I used to always listen to it while biking, and was listening to every episode, album by album. However, when they switched it all to patreon, I lost access to my content. I don’t have a credit card, so feelsbadman. Good content, bad format.

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