Gone: The Past and the Furious

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Gone: The Past and the Furious

Monday, 29 October

On College Dropout, Kanye West wants nothing more than to be a celebrity—and on Late Registration, we find him dealing with the stressors of fame. Kanye often finds solace by returning to home and revisiting his past, making Gone a fitting end to that journey. Chris and Travis break down the song line by line to dissect how Ye, Cam’ron, and Consequence deal with said aggravation and how it marks a turning point for Kanye as he heads into Graduation.

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