Watching The Throne: A Lyrical Analysis Of Kanye West

Sinopse

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!

Episódios

  • Our Report from the Jesus Is King Experience in Chicago

    Our Report from the Jesus Is King Experience in Chicago

    29/09/2019 Duração: 43min

    In the lead-up to the release of Jesus is King, Kanye West has hosted a handful of live listening sessions—and Travis attended the Chicago party. In this episode he sits down with Chris to recount the evening. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 27: Jesus is...King?

    Day 27: Jesus is...King?

    27/09/2019 Duração: 26min

    It's September 27, which means Jesus is King is out!!! Right? R...r...right??? Turns out, we don't know yet. But it is the 27th and supposedly final day of the Jesus is King Advent Calendar, so Chris and Travis are here to report everything they know about the album's pending release. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 26: Our Top 10 Kanye West Songs

    Day 26: Our Top 10 Kanye West Songs

    26/09/2019 Duração: 24min

    The day is upon us! Tomorrow marks the release of Kanye West's new album Jesus is King. In this final stop of the Jesus is King Advent Calendar, Chris and Travis count down their 10 favorite Kanye songs. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 25: Our Favorite Songs from KIDS SEE GHOSTS

    Day 25: Our Favorite Songs from KIDS SEE GHOSTS

    25/09/2019 Duração: 26min

    In anticipation of Kanye West's new album Jesus is King, Chris and Travis are counting down their favorite songs from each of Ye's albums. Today, they cover his latest album, KIDS SEE GHOSTS. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 24: Our Favorite Songs from ye

    Day 24: Our Favorite Songs from ye

    24/09/2019 Duração: 19min

    In anticipation of Kanye West's new album Jesus is King, Chris and Travis are counting down their favorite songs from each of Ye's albums. Today, they cover his latest solo venture, ye. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 23: Our Vacation with Kanye West

    Day 23: Our Vacation with Kanye West

    23/09/2019 Duração: 14min

    Kanye likes to vacation, right? So...why not go on vacation with the Watching the Throne crew? Today, Chris and Travis detail their dream vacations with Ye. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 22: Our Favorite Songs from Watch the Throne

    Day 22: Our Favorite Songs from Watch the Throne

    22/09/2019 Duração: 35min

    In anticipation of Kanye West's new album Jesus is King, Chris and Travis are counting down their favorite songs from each Ye album. Today, they've got Watch the Throne. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 21: Checkin in on Jay and Clay

    Day 21: Checkin in on Jay and Clay

    21/09/2019 Duração: 15min

    Time to catch up with some old buddies! Chris and Travis update their listeners on what Jay Z and everybody's favorite clone Clay Z are up to these days. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 20: Who Should Kanye Collaborate With

    Day 20: Who Should Kanye Collaborate With

    20/09/2019 Duração: 12min

    Kanye West has collaborated with a number of musicians over the years—but what's your dream partnership? In this episode, Chris and Travis pick who they would most love to see link up with Ye. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 19: Our Favorite Songs from The Life of Pablo

    Day 19: Our Favorite Songs from The Life of Pablo

    19/09/2019 Duração: 44min

    In anticipation of Kanye West's new album Jesus is King, Chris and Travis are counting down their favorite songs from each of Ye's albums. Today, they've got The Life of Pablo. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 18: Down Go the Domes

    Day 18: Down Go the Domes

    18/09/2019 Duração: 11min

    Today we've got more Kanye news! Remember those futuristic domes designed to house low-income and homeless individuals? Well Kanye built them—and then tore them down. Chris and Travis discuss why that happened. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 17: Tristan vs. Kanye

    Day 17: Tristan vs. Kanye

    17/09/2019 Duração: 10min

    Apparently when Tristan Thompson isn't cheating on Khloe, he's beefing with Kanye! Today Chris and Travis discuss what may or may not have been happening between Tristan and Ye during a recent KUWTK episode. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 16: Our Favorite Songs from Yeezus

    Day 16: Our Favorite Songs from Yeezus

    16/09/2019 Duração: 42min

    In anticipation of Kanye West's new album Jesus Is King, Chris and Travis are counting down their favorite songs from each Ye album. Today, they've got Yeezus. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 15: Ye Equals Emcee Squared

    Day 15: Ye Equals Emcee Squared

    15/09/2019 Duração: 10min

    Is 10 minutes enough time to talk about Kanye West? If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 14: We Have Lift Off

    Day 14: We Have Lift Off

    14/09/2019 Duração: 23min

    Welcome to Better Watching the Throne, a Jordan C. Johnson special. In this episode, Jordan questions Chris and Travis about why they haven't analyzed Lift Off on the show yet, why they're so mean to the majestic song Lift Off, and how they could be so stupid to not understand the poetic beauty of Lift Off. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 13: Our Favorite Songs from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    Day 13: Our Favorite Songs from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    13/09/2019 Duração: 43min

    In preparation for Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King, Chris and Travis are counting down their favorite song from each Ye album. Today, they've got My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 12: Our Favorite Three-Song Stretches on a Kanye West Album

    Day 12: Our Favorite Three-Song Stretches on a Kanye West Album

    12/09/2019 Duração: 31min

    Kanye West has some legendary three-song stretches on his albums. Today, Chris and Travis discuss their personal favorites. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 11: Our Favorite Songs from 808s and Heartbreak

    Day 11: Our Favorite Songs from 808s and Heartbreak

    11/09/2019 Duração: 40min

    In preparation for Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King, Chris and Travis are counting down their favorite songs from each Ye album. Today, they discuss 808s & Heartbreak. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 10: Explaining the All Day/I Feel Like That Video

    Day 10: Explaining the All Day/I Feel Like That Video

    10/09/2019 Duração: 22min

    One of Kanye West's most legendary music videos...isn't readily available to the world. But if you have managed to catch the All Day/I Feel Like That video, then you understand how iconic it is. On this episode, Chris and Travis break down the video and why it's important to understanding New Kanye. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

  • Day 9: Our Favorite Songs from Graduation

    Day 9: Our Favorite Songs from Graduation

    09/09/2019 Duração: 33min

    In anticipation of Kanye West's newest album, Jesus is King, Chris and Travis are cycling through Ye's discography. Today, they count down their five favorite songs from Graduation. If you'd like to support the show, please rate us on iTunes, or help us out on Patreon. You can buy The Yeezus Book—a scholarly, visual-heavy coffee table book that breaks down Yeezus in its entirety, from the album's narrative to the production to the tour. Check out our merchandise line. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is (we'll undoubtedly respond to you). And please, as always, stay loopy.

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