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May 26, 2020
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May 19, 2020
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.
May 12, 2020
Here we are at the end again! Another album from Kanye West complete—every line, every bar, every note dissected to the very core. Today Chris and Travis wrap up their analysis of Jesus is King with the album's final track, "Jesus is Lord." They discuss a few key Bible verses, overview the entire album's religious journey, and fit Jesus is King into Kanye's discography narrative.
May 5, 2020
Another day, another dollar, another Kanye West album. That's right: today Chris and Travis close out Jesus is King by analyzing the album's final full track, Use This Gospel. A Clipse reunion? References to seven different Bible verses? Kenny G's sax solo? Yeah, this one's packed full of goodies. And don't worry! Chris and Travis will be back next week to cover Jesus is Lord and review the entire album. They'll also talk about the future of the show and how the structure of Watching the Throne will be shifting.
April 22, 2020
Cut out all the lights...then turn em back, because we need to have a discussion about what might very well be Kanye West's most somber song ever: Hands On. As Chris and Travis near the end of Jesus is King, the song becomes a crucial component of Kanye's long, arduous road back to God. In this episode they discuss Fred Hammond's crucial input into the song, Ephesians and 1 Corinthians (again), and the hypocrisy of the Christian community's response to Kanye West. And at no point do Chris and Travis talk about the Joker movie. Because why would they?
April 14, 2020
Oh! Chris and Travis are feeling those old school College Dropout vibes today!! That's right: they are talking about God Is, the eighth track from Kanye West's Jesus is King. What seems like a straightforward gospel song is actually layered with meaning and biblical subtext that builds on the themes and ideas heavily featured in the album's first seven songs. They discuss 1 Corinthians, Psalm 150, and that pesky white knight from the Book of Revelation that keeps popping up.
April 7, 2020
Meet Christina Binkley: the writer behind the recent Wall Street Journal article "The Creation and the Myth of Kanye West." In this very special episode, she sits down with Travis to discuss how the article came together, Kanye's fascinating immersion into the fashion world, and how her perception of Kanye changed during her time with him.
March 31, 2020
Feeling thirsty? Drink some water. Wanna hear a great song that transitions Jesus is King from its combative, alienated first half into its embracing, communal second half? Then listen to Water. Look, we're not saying Water is better than water—but give Chris and Travis to make their case. In this episode, they discuss Kanye's cleansing imagery, how the song serves as a baptism of the album's contentious energy up to that point, and what may in fact be Kanye's most mind-boggling (and brilliant) sample yet.
March 24, 2020
No need to go outside during these strange, quarantined times—everything we need is right in front of us! Today Chris and Travis see Kanye grappling with that universal truth as they discuss Everything We Need. They cycle through different ways to interpret Kanye's verses, the song's sonic parallel with I Thought About Killing You, and how Everything We Need sets up the second half of Jesus is King.
March 17, 2020
You might be wondering: where are all of Watching the Throne's song analyses? Turns out, we've already covered every single Kanye West song on the show, and our entire catalog is currently available at patreon.com/KanyePodcast. In this short episode, Chris and Travis explain why they made the move, how you can still hear those episodes, and what to expect from them moving forward.
March 10, 2020
Chris and Travis have been super busy lately...but there's always time for Kanye West! And for this episode they found a few moments away from their chaotic existences to discuss the next song on Jesus is King: On God. They discuss the Book of Job, Busta Rhymes, King Nebuchadnezzar, A Tribe Called Quest, the Grammys, and—believe it or not this is the most important part—taxation in the Bible.
February 24, 2020
For Black History Month, The Word Famous Tony Williams—now known as WRLDFMS—is releasing his new single, "Skin I’m In." On today's very special episode, he joins Chris and Travis to premiere the track and discuss what he hopes people take away from the song.
February 18, 2020
Who's hungry? Because we're heading to Chick-fil-A and we're blasting Closed on Sunday all the way there. That's right, Chris and Travis dissect Kanye's most quotable song from Jesus is King—and they once again go down a biblical rabbit hole as they piece all of its different parts together. From the gospel of Matthew to the prophecy from Isaiah, from Kim the mother to Jezabel the pagan, from Moses holding up his hands to Jesus writing in the sand...get ready for some intense intercontextuality.
February 7, 2020
No your eyes don't deceive you—they're back! After an extended break, Chris and Travis have finally returned to dissecting Kanye West's latest masterpiece, Jesus is King. And they're taking on what is undoubtedly the most popular song on the record: Follow God. What seems like a simple 2-minute rap song is actually stuffed to the brim with biblical references, mind-bending interpolations, and narrative flare. Join them as they explore Kanye's very non-Christ-like behavior.
January 31, 2020
Every year we get Christmas, we get Halloween, we get the 4th of July. Oh, and we get the Best Kanye West Song Tournament Death Match Extreme. In the 2020 edition of Watching the Throne's annual event, Chris, Travis, and Jordan sit down for a grueling three-hour session to decide on what Kanye's best song is. It's long, it's arduous, it's cutthroat—and hell, it's fun. Will Jordan avenge Lift Off's epic defeat in last year's tournament? Will Travis find new ways of sneaking his favorite songs through? Will Chris make a Knight's Tale reference? Tune in to find out!
December 17, 2019
Kanye West only follows 264 people on Twitter. You've got Kim Kardashian, Kid Cudi, Donald Trump, the Watching the Throne bros—oh yeah, and some guy named Alex Johnson (@alexmjjohnson). One of the most vocal Kanye fans on Twitter sat down with Travis to discuss how he became a Ye fan and how Kanye inspires him as an aspiring audio engineer.
December 13, 2019
Hallelujah! We have Part 2 of our Selah episode! Hallelujah! Today Chris and Travis finish out their discussion of Selah, the second track from Jesus is King. They break down the holy interpolation of a chorus and the section of Revelations Kanye might be referencing. They also take a look at Verse 2, where Kanye dons his soldier and sets up the spiritual warfare that makes up the first half of Jesus is King.
December 11, 2019
Harry Edohoukwa is a huge Kanye fan, and his new album, “Fire on the Mountain,” draws a lot of inspiration from Kanye. Chris talks with Harry about his relationship with Kanye’s music, the making of the new album, and other insights into being an artist in the 21st Century.
December 6, 2019
Just one episode to break down Selah? Not Possible! Ephesians, Timothy, John, and Revelations...I mean come on. This is a two-parter. In this first episode, Chris and Travis break down the first verse of Selah and how it sets up the narrative on Jesus is King.
November 29, 2019
Oh look! A nice, easy, short song. This shouldn't take too long— JUST KIDDING. You knew the Watching the Throne boys would go extra on a short intro track. For their lyrical analysis of Every Hour, Chris and Travis break down what the song sets up for Jesus is King. They also take a deep dive into the song's Bible references and how they reveal Kanye's deeper intentions with the album.
November 26, 2019
Rob Haze is a comedian. Kanye fans may also know him as the co-host of the Book of Ye podcast. Join Chris in discovering Rob’s StorYe, from his beginnings of becoming a Kanye fan, to what happened to Book of Ye, to the history between Watching the Throne and Book of Ye.
November 19, 2019
Season 10 is finally here! Chris and Travis are ready to start their song-by-song analysis of Kanye West's latest album, Jesus is King. Each week, they'll go line by line through each track and pick apart the album-long narrative Kanye is exploring. To kick things off, Chris and Travis take a macro look at the album and explore their initial theories of the album's structure and how it might fight into Kanye's discography. If you'd like to support the show and gain access to our entire catalog of episodes, check 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. We also have merchandise available on our website. Follow us on Twitter if you also like to constantly talk about how awesome Kanye is with us. And please, as always, stay wavy and keep it loopy.
November 12, 2019
Jackson is the voice behind the infamous “DidYandhiDrop” Twitter account. He spent almost a year making commenting on the long awaited and oft delayed Kanye project. He speaks with Chris about the origin story of the account and the experience of running it through the highs and the lows of the journey to Kanye’s 9th solo album.
November 8, 2019
The World Famous Tony Williams sings on "Spaceship" and 25 other Kanye West tracks. He co-wrote "Street Lights" and 10 other Kanye West tracks. He's a Grammy winner. He's Kanye West's cousin. In this special interview, Chris talks with Tony about his career, his newest album (To Gain the World), and much much more. It's a rare insight into one of Kanye's most important collaborators. 
November 5, 2019
OUR BOY IS BACK!!! Chris is home from his honeymoon and ready to talk some Ye—specifically, he's ready to give us his first impressions of Jesus is King. In this episode, Chris sits down with Travis and recounts his first listening experience and how he's been feeling about the album over the past week. Then Chris and Travis discuss their general theories on the album's narrative. It all serves as a preview to their song-by-song, line-by-line dissection of Jesus is King...which starts next week!
November 3, 2019
In the week leading up to Chris's return from his honeymoon, Travis is hosting some of Watching the Throne's favorite guests to hear their reactions to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King. Today, Travis speaks to the creator of The Most Unruly YouTube channel, Don.
October 30, 2019
In the week leading up to Chris's return from his honeymoon, Travis is hosting some of Watching the Throne's favorite guests to hear their reactions to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King. Today, Travis speaks to series regular and resident troll Jordan C. Johnson.
October 28, 2019
In the week leading up to Chris's return from his honeymoon, Travis is hosting some of Watching the Throne's favorite guests to hear their reactions to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King. Today, Travis speaks to an old friend of the show, Anna Zeck.
October 28, 2019
In the week leading up to Chris's return from his honeymoon, Travis is hosting some of Watching the Throne's favorite guests to hear their reactions to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King. Today, Travis speaks to an old friend of the show, Anna Zeck. 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.
October 27, 2019
In the week leading up to Chris's return from his honeymoon, we're hosting some of Watching the Throne's favorite guests to hear their reactions to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King. Today, Travis speaks with Martin Connor, co-writer of The Yeezus Book and founder of Rap Analysis.
October 27, 2019
In the week leading up to Chris's return from his honeymoon, we're hosting some of Watching the Throne's favorite guests to hear their reactions to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King. Today, we host Martin Connor, who runs Rap Analysis. 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.
October 26, 2019
In the week leading up to Chris's return from his honeymoon, we're hosting some of Watching the Throne's favorite guests to hear their reactions to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King. Today, Travis speaks with Cole Cuchna, the host of the Dissect podcast.
October 26, 2019
In the week leading up to Chris's return from his honeymoon, we're hosting some of Watching the Throne's favorite guests to hear their reactions to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King. Today, we host Cole Cuchna, the host of the Dissect podcast. 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.
October 25, 2019
OMG JESUS IS KING IS HERE!!! To celebrate, while Chris is on his honeymoon, Travis is going to host a line-up of several episodes where some special guests discuss their first reactions to the album. Today Travis kicks things off by himself, going through his thought process during his first few listens of Jesus is King.
October 25, 2019
OMG JESUS IS KING IS HERE!!! To celebrate, while Chris is on his honeymoon, Travis is going to host a line-up of several episodes where some special guests discuss their first reactions to the album. Today Travis kicks things off by himself, going through his thought process during his first few listens of Jesus is King. 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.
October 8, 2019
As we sit in limbo awaiting Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King, we've got a StorYe for you! This one comes from Alex Cantu, a young creative who credits Kanye as a huge source of inspiration. Alex sits down with Travis to discuss his obsession with Kanye over the years and how Mr. West has helped him develop as an artist. You can find Alex's music on all streaming platforms. 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.
September 29, 2019
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.
September 27, 2019
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.
September 26, 2019
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.
September 25, 2019
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.
September 24, 2019
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.
September 23, 2019
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.
September 22, 2019
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.
September 21, 2019
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.
September 20, 2019
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.
September 19, 2019
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.
September 18, 2019
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.
September 17, 2019
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.
September 16, 2019
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.
September 15, 2019
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.
September 14, 2019
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.
September 13, 2019
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.
September 12, 2019
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.
September 11, 2019
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.
September 10, 2019
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.
September 9, 2019
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.
September 8, 2019
Anybody can put out a song—but not everybody can put out a song with Kanye West. We've seen Ye take songs to a whole other level over the years, so in this episode Chris and Travis count down their favorite songs featuring 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.
September 7, 2019
This is probably one of the questions Chris and Travis receive the most: what is your favorite guest feature on a Kanye West song? Well on Day 7 of the Jesus is King Advent Calendar, they count 'em down. 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.
September 6, 2019
As we count down the days to Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King, Chris and Travis iare looking back on each of Ye's albums and picking their favorite songs. Today, we've got Late Registration. 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.
September 5, 2019
You know that Kanye West song you hate? Well, there's a good chance Chris and Travis love it—and they're ready to tell you why it's great. On Day 5 of the Jesus is King Advent Calendar, we count down our top five most underrated Ye tunes. 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.
September 4, 2019
Of the many influences Kanye West has noted over the years, he's made it clear that certain filmmakers and movies have been very important to his art and storytelling. On Day 4 of the Jesus is King Advent Calendar, we cover a few of his 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.
September 3, 2019
In preparation for Kanye West's new album Jesus is King, Chris and Travis are going back through Ye's discography. Today they start from the beginning and count down their respective top five songs from The College Dropout. 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.
September 2, 2019
It's Day 2 of the Jesus is King Advent Calendar! Today we look at the tracklist of Kanye's new album and make random guesses about the album's potential narrative. 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.
September 1, 2019
We're 26 days from a new Kanye West album! Which means we're going to kick off our Kanye-themed Advent Calendar by wildly speculating about his new album, Jesus is King. 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.
August 30, 2019
We're back with another AMA! You've got questions about Kanye? Movies? Our favorite desserts? Then we're here to answer them. 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.
August 23, 2019
Chris speaks with Benjamin Hudson McIldowie — aka Mr Hudson. The English Electropop musician talks about collaborating with Kanye West on 808s & Heartbreaks and how it's guided his musical career ahead of his new album, When the Machine Stops. 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.
August 16, 2019
Chris speaks with Don, the creator of The Most Unruly YouTube channel. The Most Unruly has done extensive work covering Kanye’s artistry and discography, but has, for the time being, reached the end of Kanye content. So Don talks about Kanye, the journey of The Most Unruly, and what’s next for him. 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—on June 18. 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.
August 9, 2019
On this episode, Chris talks with Bink! The Humble Monsta. Kanye fans may know him as the original producer of Devil in a New Dress. But his history with Kanye dates much further. Hear directly from Bink about his career, his relationship with Kanye, his thoughts on Devil in a New Dress, and more! 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—on June 18. 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.
July 12, 2019
Zack O’Malley Greenburg, senior editor for Forbes, got spend a day with Kanye for a Forbes cover story. Hear, first hand, what the experience was like—from Zack’s initial call with Kanye, to their midnight hike through the Calabasas hills. 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—on June 18. 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.
July 9, 2019
Chris and Travis are back with another AMA! This week they take questions from fans about several topics, including Kanye's brand new song Brothers. 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—on June 18. 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.
June 28, 2019
In 2010, Kanye made one of the greatest albums of all time: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. It was largely a reaction to his falling out with the public after the Taylor Swift incident—and so was the film that accompanied that album, Runaway. In this episode, you'll notice the format is a little different. And that's because this episode serves as a preview for our new podcast, Your Brain on Film, where we'll analyze movies like we've analyzed music for years now. All five episodes of that show's pilot season will launch on Monday, July 1. You can go subscribe to that show now. Today, we dive into what that film meant to Kanye at the time, and what he was trying to convey to the world.
June 14, 2019
Hear Cole Cuchna, host of the hit podcast Dissect, discuss the origins and evolution of his show and the perception of artistic depth in music. 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—on June 18. 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.
June 7, 2019
The mind behind Lil Ye, Ali Graham is an a UK-based artist with a long history of hip hop inspired works: from his initial Jay-Z collection, 99 Problems, to five years of Lil Ye and the recent Lil Ye Land video game. He’s worked with Complex, HBO, The Who, and more. Learn about the origins of Lil Ye and Ali’s own history with Kanye’s music. 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—on June 18. 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.
May 31, 2019
Chris and Travis may be on a break from song analysis...but if Kanye does an interview, it's time for an emergency session! On this episode we dissect Kanye's conversation on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. 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—on June 18. 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.
May 21, 2019
We've reached the end of The College Dropout...and the end of an era on Watching the Throne. Chris and Travis have big plans for season 10 of the show, but for now, they're going to focus on what may be Kanye West's magnum opus: a 13-minute track that details how Kanye used arrogance as the steam to power his dreams. 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—on June 18. 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.
May 14, 2019
Chris and Travis finish their analysis of Saint Pablo! They discuss Kanye's second verse and Sampha's bleak outro. Be sure to listen to Part 1 of this episode so you get a full picture of how Kanye closes out 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—on June 18. 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.
May 7, 2019
Chris and Travis have finally reached the only song they haven't covered from Kanye's discography: Saint Pablo. And BOY is it a doozy. In Part 1 of their analysis, they break down Kanye's first verse and Sampha's chorus, and what it means for his journey into sainthood on 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—on June 18. 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.
April 30, 2019
All that glitters is not gold...but all that shines is Kanye. OK, sorry, that was terrible. And doesn't do justice to Family Business. We'll make up for it by analyzing this fan favorite track, which brings the story on The College Dropout to a poetic close. 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—on June 18. 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.
April 26, 2019
Many people believe Saint Pablo to be the most important song of Kanye West's career—but this ascension into sainthood doesn't occur without Fade. On this bonus episode, we break down how the cavalcade of samples Kanye uses on Fade are part of the grander narrative on 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—on June 18. 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.
April 23, 2019
Before we dissect what may be the most important song of Kanye's career, Saint Pablo, we first have to analyze what may surprise you to discover is one of Kanye's most complex songs: Fade. Chris and Travis have their work cut out for them on this one, as Fade's multitude of samples signal a key transformation taking place heading into Saint Pablo. We break down each one of them as we go line by line to show just how that transformation is taking place. 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—on June 18. 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.
April 19, 2019
Of course Kanye West's Runaway film is one of the best movies ever made...but HOW did it get made? What were Kanye's inspirations? Who was involved during that four-day shoot in Prague? Chris and Travis did some research and are ready to unpack it all on today's bonus episode. Note that this is just a snippet of the full conversation. To hear full bonus episodes from Watching the Throne, join Club Kanye at patreon.com/KanyePodcast.
April 16, 2019
Every superhero has their origin story. Often they are called upon for a greater mission, but must find the power to fight from within. And here on Through the Wire, Kanye finds himself in that exact situation as he looks to turn tragedy to triumph after a terrible car accident. Chris and Travis break down how Kanye does this with his energy and production, from his legendary Chaka Khan sample to his avant-garde storytelling techniques to his subtle nod to Gil Scott-Heron. 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—on June 18. 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.
April 9, 2019
Moving away from "bullshit ice rap", Kanye enters the final phase of The College Dropout with Two Words—an epic tribute to his idols and a promise to make music that change the world for good. Jay Z, Mos Def, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, 5th Dimension and Mandrill all contribute to what is perhaps Old Kanye's most layered track, and Chris and Travis are going to break it all down. 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—on June 18. 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.
April 5, 2019
As part of Club Kanye, Chris and Travis will choose a specific Kanye topic to cover each month in the bonus episodes. For April, we'll will be dissecting the Runaway movie, starting with this AMA where we answer fan questions about this short film. Also, be sure to tune into our YouTube channel on Wednesday, April 10, at 3 p.m. CT for a live viewing of the movie. We'll be watching the movie and pausing to discuss what we think Kanye is doing, and on top of that, we'll take questions from anyone watching live.
April 2, 2019
Three years ago, Chris and Travis analyzed the original Facts. And now, with a better understanding of the TLOP narrative three years later, they're ready to take another crack at it—this time with the Charlie Heat version. They break down the self-reflective journey Kanye goes on with what is essentially Part 2 of New Slaves. 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—on June 18. 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.
March 22, 2019
We may not have Yandhi quite yet, but in the meantime, Kanye has been blowing everybody's minds with his Sunday Services. So what exactly are these services? Who is involved? What do they tell us about Yandhi? And will we get a tour? In this Club Kanye exclusive episode, they break down everything you need to know (and should expect from) Kanye's Sunday Services. Note that this is just a snippet of the full conversation. To hear full bonus episodes from Watching the Throne, join Club Kanye at patreon.com/KanyePodcast.
March 19, 2019
At one time, Chris and Travis considered School Spirit to be Kanye's worst track—today, they make amends. Not only is there so much going on within the song itself (don't get us started on that Aretha Franklin sample), but how School Spirit and the skits play into the College Dropout narrative is next level. We're here to break it all down. 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—on June 18. 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.
March 15, 2019
Each December, Watching the Throne listeners fill out brackets to decide the best Kanye West song—and now it's time for a new tradition. In honor of March Madness, we will now host a bracket for Kanye music videos! In this episode, Chris and Travis (and Club Kanye members) discuss their favorite music videos and what they expect from this sure-to-be-contentious tournament. 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—on June 18. 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.
March 12, 2019
Alright everyone, we know what you're thinking: "Why even bother with Breathe In Breathe Out? It's the worst song in Kanye's discography!" Well, we're here to help you appreciate it a little more. Despite its problems, Kanye actually pulls off one of the most impressive feats of his career by interpolating one of Black Star's most famous songs, Respiration. We'll show how Kanye's ironic twist on this classic track signals a turning point in The College Dropout's narrative. 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—on June 18. 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.
March 11, 2019
We've decided to create a private space for fans of the Louis Vuitton Don. We are proud to introduce: Club Kanye. Not only is it the beginning of a much larger platform for Kanye fans and conversations, you'll also get to help us determine what to cover on our podcast and how we cover it. You can join the club for just $1 a month. Our short term goal is to grow the club and podcast. We'll be able to partner with more people, which will lead to cooler Kanye merchandise and bigger guests on our show. Our ultimate goal is to make Club Kanye so big that we can bring everyone together and throw an annual KanyeCon. Listen to this episode, or head to patreon.com/KanyePodcast to learn more details!
March 8, 2019
For each AMAs & Heartbreak, Chris and Travis cover the latest Kanye West news and answer questions from fans. This week they discuss future Kanye (and non-Kanye) songs they plan to discuss on the show, theorize about the Phoenix from the Runaway movie, and assign every song every song from ye to...a food from McDonalds? Yeah OK apparently they do that at some point. 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—on June 18. 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.
March 5, 2019
Well, we can't hide from those 71 bars forever. Chris and Travis are finally breaking down Kanye's behemoth verse from No More Parties in L.A. Line by line, they show you why this track thematically was likely the foundation of 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—on June 18. 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.
February 26, 2019
Se...sev...seventy one bars? Really, Kanye?? Do you realized what you're doing to Chris and Travis??? Ugh, fine. No More Parties in L.A. is such a gargantuan undertaking that they're being forced to cover it in two parts, with this first episode dedicated to the song's multiple samples and Kendrick's insane opening verse. 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—on June 18. 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.
February 22, 2019
For each AMAs & Heartbreak, Chris and Travis cover the latest Kanye West news and answer questions from fans. This week they discuss when they think Yandhi will drop, the legacy of Say You Will, and the first Kanye song that hooked them into being superfans. 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—on June 18. 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.
February 19, 2019
Jamie Foxx sung the chorus as a lark—but little did he know that Slow Jamz would become Kanye West's first No. 1 single. There's so much to unpack when it comes to this legendary track, and Chris and Travis are ready to break it all down, from how it fits into the College Dropout narrative to Kanye's beautiful twist on Luther Vandross's A House is Not a Home. 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—on June 18. 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.
February 15, 2019
For about two-thirds of this episode, Chris and Travis wondered, "Did Kanye have any deeper intentions with The New Workout Plan?" And then suddenly, amidst the chaos of what is considered to be one of Kanye West's worst songs...they happen upon something. Go through this journey with them, as they try to fit this song into the College Dropout narrative and find out how it captures a young Kanye trying to find his place in the music industry. 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—on June 18. 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.
February 7, 2019
For each AMAs & Heartbreak, Chris and Travis cover the latest Kanye West news and answer questions from fans. This week we discuss Kanye's lawsuit with Def Jam, the meaning behind I Thought About Killing You, and the most crucial songs to understanding Kanye as an artist and as a person. 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—on June 18. 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.
February 5, 2019
From Los Angeles to St. Louis to Chicago? About 30 hours. To pass the time, you should probably pop in this absurdly long episode of Watching the Throne, in which Chris and Travis tackle one of Kanye's most postmodern songs, 30 Hours. They break down the song's role on the "bonus" section of the album, and how Kanye juxtaposes his past fame-chasing self with his current happy home. They also discuss Little Bear, buying a boat together, and Chris's sad, heart-wrenching past filled with Magic cards and rectangular pizza. 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—on June 18. 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.
January 29, 2019
Every year we get Christmas, we get a birthday, we get the Best Kanye West Song Tournament Death Match Extreme. In this year's 3000 edition, deals are struck, alliances are formed, upsets are given, and friendships are shattered into oblivion. What song will Chris, Travis, and Jordan decide is Kanye West's greatest achievement? In what is surely the greatest episode of any podcast ever—let's find out. 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—on June 18. 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.
January 25, 2019
Now we ain't ever tell you to put down your phone—queue us up! Because we've got another extensive breakdown of a Kanye West song, this time for the legendary Get Em High. Chris and Travis cover it all, from Kanye's first instance of conflating romance with fame, to Talib Kweli's disguised advice to a young Kanye, to Common's gargantuan (and slightly confusing (and purposely off-rhythm??)) verse. Take a puff, because episode is gonna get you high af. 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—on June 18. 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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