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Chris talks with Kanye's cousin and frequent collaborator The World Famous Tony Williams about Tony's newest song, Everybody Knows. Learn all about Tony's newest re-lease, co-starring Wale, and the music that's going to release in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesبقلم New School Critics
 
Many people believe The College Dropout and Late Registration to be the greatest one-two-punch start ever to a musical career. But Chris and Travis are here to argue that Kanye's third album, Graduation, has just as much to offer. In this episode, the Watching the Throne duo discusses what they're most excited about for their upcoming season on Gra…
 
Today, Chris and Travis complete their second journey through Kanye's sophomore album, Late Registration. In this episode, they reflect on what they've learned and how the album fits into Kanye's grand narrative. Then they rank every single song from the album to close out the season. If you'd like to hear the show ad-free, then support us over on …
 
Late Registration 2.0 is coming to a close for the Watching the Throne crew. And, fittingly, it all ends with Gone. Chris and Travis take on this mammoth song in this mammoth episode, in which they break down a multitude of samples and interpolations—and reflect on the long, arduous journey Kanye West went on with his second album. If you'd like to…
 
Every day is a celebration when you're dissecting Kanye lyrics! At least that's how Chris and Travis feel. Today, they're discussing the penultimate track on Late Registration, which rounds out Kanye's journey into stardom before the epic finale that is Gone. If you'd like to hear the show ad-free, then support us over on Patreon: https://www.patre…
 
For Season 8 of Dissect, Cole Cuchna is returning to Kanye West with a brand new album: Yeezus. And guess what? Chris and Travis helped write the entire season! In this episode, they talk everything Yeezus with Cole—from early memories of the album to the process of writing Season 8 to what Yeezus represents in the wake of Kimye's divorce. If you'd…
 
Can Chris and Travis possibly do justice to one of Kanye's most beloved songs? Well, they can certainly try! Today they break down the lyrics of Hey Mama, from the meaning of the beautiful looping sample from Donal Leace to how the lessons Kanye learned from Donda West are infused into the DNA of Late Registration. If you'd like to hear the show ad…
 
One of Kanye's longest songs deserves one of our longest episodes! Today, Chris and Travis pick apart the epic track We Major—from Nas's ambitious guest verse to Really Doe's wacky chorus to Kanye's epic outro—and how the song plays into the Late Registration narrative. If you'd like to hear the show ad-free, then support us over on Patreon: https:…
 
First they covered the OG, and now it's time for the Remix. Today, Chris and Travis talk about the version of Diamonds From Sierra Leone with both Kanye and his big brother, Jay Z. They get into everything, from Kanye's disillusion about the music industry to what Jay and Roc-A-Fella represent to the entire Black community. Also, looking forward to…
 
When Complex ranked Kanye West's best verses, they had a surprising take for their #1 slot: the second verse of Diamonds of Sierra Leone. And no, not the remix—the OG mix. And Chris and Travis see why. On today's episode, they dissect the original mix of Diamonds, and how the song served as the foundation for the remixed version that exists on Late…
 
What's your addiction? Is it Chris? Is it Travis? Is it Ye? Well, guess what? We've got a cure for not one, not two, but all three! And the cure is our lyrical breakdown of Kanye West's fantastic song Addiction. In this episode, the WTT team dissects Kanye's dark ode to addiction—yes, his addiction to money, sex and alcohol, but mostly his addictio…
 
If we were to make a list of Kanye's most underrated songs, then Bring Me Down would be near the top of the list. This slight-yet-bombastic track adds even more emotional tenacity to Late Registration, as Kanye goes after the people he hates the most—the people who hold him back. Chris and Travis break down all of the sonic and lyrical nuance at pl…
 
Roses is one of the most cherished Kanye West songs—it's also one of the more complicated tracks from Late Registration. It's a song that feels optimistic and uplifting and downtrodden and dour all at the same time. On today's episode, Chris and Travis try to navigate those troubling waters as they break down the song's key samples and interpolatio…
 
Up to this point in Kanye's discography, there probably wasn't a song more frustrated and bitter than Crack Music—there also wasn't a song more determined. On this epic banger, Kanye traces decades of drug abuse back to the government's desire to limit the Black community. It's an important step for Kanye as an artist trying to make a difference in…
 
Feeling lost? Chris and Travis will point you in the right direction...with their analysis of My Way Home. This short interlude-ish track on Late Registration is actually pretty deep and packed full of meaning that builds on the major themes of Kanye's sophomore album. The Watching the Throne crew gets into it all on this episode, from the Gil Scot…
 
There's been a lot of talk lately about Kim and Kanye's divorce, and there's probably enough material to keep the gossip mags talking for months. But...what about Kanye's music career? What does this mean for the man who is arguably the greatest artist of the 21st century? Obviously, we have no idea—but we can speculate. So today, Chris and Travis …
 
Talib Kweli is one of Kanye West's oldest collaborators. And in his new book, Kweli dedicates a whole chapter to reflecting on that friendship, meeting Kanye, watching the rise of Kanye, to his current embargo of Kanye. It's thoughtful and fascinating and rare insight for fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Turn those hazard lights off, because we're not slowing down! Chris and Travis are barrelling through Late Registration one song at a time, and the next track up is Drive Slow. They get into everything on this episode, from Kanye's hypnotic beat to Paul Wall's disco-ball mouth to GLC's un-fuck-with-able verse. Chris and Travis tie the entire symbol…
 
As Chris and Travis continue on their Late Registration journey, they face what is probably Kanye's most complicated song narrative for any of his singles up to that point: Gold Digger. They discuss the song's commentary on gender roles, how stardom drives people to ugly lengths, and what the song's "twist" said about Kanye's view of materialism an…
 
Chris and Travis continue their lyrical dissection of Late Registration with the track Touch The Sky. On this episode, they discuss how the classic single plays off of Heard Em Say to build the album's intentions, show how the samples and interpolations exhibit Kanye's quest for fame, and then try to make sense of Lupe Fiasco's wild and wacky guest…
 
And they back! Chris and Travis are itching to do some lyrical analysis once again, and this time around they've decided to take on Kanye's sophomore album: Late Registration. Today, they start with the opening track, Heard Em Say, which introduces several of the themes and narrative threads that will populate the album. If you'd like to hear the s…
 
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