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Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

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Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

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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!

Latest Episodes

Watching the Throne Intro

Chris and Travis proudly present Watching the Throne, the podcast that discusses everything Kanye West. This episode briefly introduces the idea for the podcast, the format of the show, and what we hope listeners (Kanye haters and lovers) can get out of it.

2 MIN2015 JUN 24
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Watching the Throne Intro

My StorYe: Jordan C. Johnson

EThe gang is back—but this time, they're not dissecting a song by Kanye West. Instead, they're kicking off the first official entry into the "My StorYe" interview series, where they discuss somebody'sjourney with Kanye West. Today we have a KanVert, and his name is Jordan C. Johnson. He discusses how Kanye's music changed not only the way he listened to music, but changed his life as well. In addition, the gangdiscusses hip hop and pop music in a broader sense, the VMAs, and breaks down Yeezus about two years ahead of the Watching the Throne schedule. Oh, and Jordan has a Jay-Z update? Crazy.

86 MIN2015 SEP 10
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My StorYe: Jordan C. Johnson

My StorYe: Joshua Chaplinsky

EYou'll have to wait one more episode for The New Workout Plan—Chris and Travis have another StorYe to explore, this time with Joshua Chaplinsky, author of Kanye West Reanimator, a reimagining of H.P. Lovecraft's classic sci-fi novella with Kanye West as the main character. They discuss Joshua's inspiration for the story, whether or not he's gained an appreciation for Kanye by researching for the book, and what the hell is going on with Mr. West's fashion line. You can follow Joshua on Twitter at @JaceyCockrobin, visit his website at www.joshuachaplinsky.com, and order "Kanye West Reanimator" on Amazon.

34 MIN2015 OCT 29
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My StorYe: Joshua Chaplinsky

Heard 'Em Say - Kanye West

ENothing's ever promised tomorrow today...except the latest episode of Watching the Throne! (sorry about that) Today Chris and Travis are breaking down Kanye West'sHeard 'Em Say with a very special guest (Chris' friend Alex), comparing and contrasting how Late Registration and College Dropout differ in their introductionsand discussing how the song foreshadows many of Kanye's musical and lyrical accomplishments in the years to come. And while it's a pretty low-key day for Jay Z news,you had best believe they still got the goods.

70 MIN2016 MAR 7
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Heard 'Em Say - Kanye West

Good Morning - Kanye West

EGood morning! Seriously...wake up! Because it's time for another episode of Watching the Throne. Today, Chris and Travis are covering Kanye West's opening track to Graduation, Good Morning. They're really starting to dig into Kanye's progression as both a producer and a lyricist, as Good Morning marks the first song where Kanye clearly sets up a narrative arc for an album and serves as a lead-in to the soundhe creates on 808s & Heartbreaks. We get into all that and more, with the "more" beinga cliffhanger regarding Jay Z's hatred for black licorice.

47 MIN2016 MAR 15
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Good Morning - Kanye West

Say You Will - Kanye West

EThe WTT crew is finally diving into Kanye West's controversial album 808s & Heartbreaks by breaking down Say You Will line for line. Chris and Travis get into the song's unique structure, the themes of fantasy, yearning, and heartbreak, and how the song signals a new era for Ye's production. They also go through Travis' Snapchat account for a very important Kim Kardashian update, and finally address the Jay Z cliffhanger from last episode.

51 MIN2016 MAR 24
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Say You Will - Kanye West

My StorYe: Lauren Kelly

EThe WTT crew is taking a week off from analyzing Kanye West songs to hear from one of his biggest fans: Lauren Kelly has gone from passive Kanye listener to insatiable aficionado in just a few short years, and she's ready to tell the world her StorYe. Lauren also counts down her favorite songs, her favorite and least favorite lines, and even has some Jay Z news, because who doesn't these days.

67 MIN2016 APR 5
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My StorYe: Lauren Kelly

Dark Fantasy - Kanye West

EChris and Travis are finally moving on to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, starting with the epic track Dark Fantasy. They analyze the song's general sprawling nature and how it toys with our collective perception of fame, while also working through how the song serves as an intro to the album and how it fits into Kanye's oeuvre as a whole.

45 MIN2016 APR 18
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Dark Fantasy - Kanye West

Ultralight Beam - Kanye West, The Life of Pablo

EThis is a God dream...this is a God dream! This is everything—this is, finally, Ultralight Beam, the first track from The Life of Pablo. Chris and Travis attempt to dissect what could indeed be Kanye West's greatest song to date. They get into Kanye's struggle with his faith, the duality between innocence and imperiledness, and, ultimately, how you can believe enough in yourself to create beam of light. Overall, they unpack how Ultralight Beam signals Kanye's album-long narrative of finding his younger, hopeful, faith-driven, optimistic, Chance-esque self, which will enable him to be a better father and husband and a more mentally stable individual.

78 MIN2016 MAY 3
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Ultralight Beam - Kanye West, The Life of Pablo

Champion - Kanye West

EIs this another Breathe In Breathe Out moment? For a long time, Chris and Travis had little to no opinion of Champion—but after a long discussion? They think they may have stumbled upon an under-appreciated Kanye track. They get into Kanye's reflections on his past with his father, the deeply layered production, Kanye's influence on Chicago, and how Champion fits into the themes explored on Graduation as a whole.

50 MIN2016 MAY 24
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Champion - Kanye West

Latest Episodes

Watching the Throne Intro

Chris and Travis proudly present Watching the Throne, the podcast that discusses everything Kanye West. This episode briefly introduces the idea for the podcast, the format of the show, and what we hope listeners (Kanye haters and lovers) can get out of it.

2 MIN2015 JUN 24
Comments
Watching the Throne Intro

My StorYe: Jordan C. Johnson

EThe gang is back—but this time, they're not dissecting a song by Kanye West. Instead, they're kicking off the first official entry into the "My StorYe" interview series, where they discuss somebody'sjourney with Kanye West. Today we have a KanVert, and his name is Jordan C. Johnson. He discusses how Kanye's music changed not only the way he listened to music, but changed his life as well. In addition, the gangdiscusses hip hop and pop music in a broader sense, the VMAs, and breaks down Yeezus about two years ahead of the Watching the Throne schedule. Oh, and Jordan has a Jay-Z update? Crazy.

86 MIN2015 SEP 10
Comments
My StorYe: Jordan C. Johnson

My StorYe: Joshua Chaplinsky

EYou'll have to wait one more episode for The New Workout Plan—Chris and Travis have another StorYe to explore, this time with Joshua Chaplinsky, author of Kanye West Reanimator, a reimagining of H.P. Lovecraft's classic sci-fi novella with Kanye West as the main character. They discuss Joshua's inspiration for the story, whether or not he's gained an appreciation for Kanye by researching for the book, and what the hell is going on with Mr. West's fashion line. You can follow Joshua on Twitter at @JaceyCockrobin, visit his website at www.joshuachaplinsky.com, and order "Kanye West Reanimator" on Amazon.

34 MIN2015 OCT 29
Comments
My StorYe: Joshua Chaplinsky

Heard 'Em Say - Kanye West

ENothing's ever promised tomorrow today...except the latest episode of Watching the Throne! (sorry about that) Today Chris and Travis are breaking down Kanye West'sHeard 'Em Say with a very special guest (Chris' friend Alex), comparing and contrasting how Late Registration and College Dropout differ in their introductionsand discussing how the song foreshadows many of Kanye's musical and lyrical accomplishments in the years to come. And while it's a pretty low-key day for Jay Z news,you had best believe they still got the goods.

70 MIN2016 MAR 7
Comments
Heard 'Em Say - Kanye West

Good Morning - Kanye West

EGood morning! Seriously...wake up! Because it's time for another episode of Watching the Throne. Today, Chris and Travis are covering Kanye West's opening track to Graduation, Good Morning. They're really starting to dig into Kanye's progression as both a producer and a lyricist, as Good Morning marks the first song where Kanye clearly sets up a narrative arc for an album and serves as a lead-in to the soundhe creates on 808s & Heartbreaks. We get into all that and more, with the "more" beinga cliffhanger regarding Jay Z's hatred for black licorice.

47 MIN2016 MAR 15
Comments
Good Morning - Kanye West

Say You Will - Kanye West

EThe WTT crew is finally diving into Kanye West's controversial album 808s & Heartbreaks by breaking down Say You Will line for line. Chris and Travis get into the song's unique structure, the themes of fantasy, yearning, and heartbreak, and how the song signals a new era for Ye's production. They also go through Travis' Snapchat account for a very important Kim Kardashian update, and finally address the Jay Z cliffhanger from last episode.

51 MIN2016 MAR 24
Comments
Say You Will - Kanye West

My StorYe: Lauren Kelly

EThe WTT crew is taking a week off from analyzing Kanye West songs to hear from one of his biggest fans: Lauren Kelly has gone from passive Kanye listener to insatiable aficionado in just a few short years, and she's ready to tell the world her StorYe. Lauren also counts down her favorite songs, her favorite and least favorite lines, and even has some Jay Z news, because who doesn't these days.

67 MIN2016 APR 5
Comments
My StorYe: Lauren Kelly

Dark Fantasy - Kanye West

EChris and Travis are finally moving on to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, starting with the epic track Dark Fantasy. They analyze the song's general sprawling nature and how it toys with our collective perception of fame, while also working through how the song serves as an intro to the album and how it fits into Kanye's oeuvre as a whole.

45 MIN2016 APR 18
Comments
Dark Fantasy - Kanye West

Ultralight Beam - Kanye West, The Life of Pablo

EThis is a God dream...this is a God dream! This is everything—this is, finally, Ultralight Beam, the first track from The Life of Pablo. Chris and Travis attempt to dissect what could indeed be Kanye West's greatest song to date. They get into Kanye's struggle with his faith, the duality between innocence and imperiledness, and, ultimately, how you can believe enough in yourself to create beam of light. Overall, they unpack how Ultralight Beam signals Kanye's album-long narrative of finding his younger, hopeful, faith-driven, optimistic, Chance-esque self, which will enable him to be a better father and husband and a more mentally stable individual.

78 MIN2016 MAY 3
Comments
Ultralight Beam - Kanye West, The Life of Pablo

Champion - Kanye West

EIs this another Breathe In Breathe Out moment? For a long time, Chris and Travis had little to no opinion of Champion—but after a long discussion? They think they may have stumbled upon an under-appreciated Kanye track. They get into Kanye's reflections on his past with his father, the deeply layered production, Kanye's influence on Chicago, and how Champion fits into the themes explored on Graduation as a whole.

50 MIN2016 MAY 24
Comments
Champion - Kanye West
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